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John S. (jshann) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me Originally from Louisiana, I enjoyed camping in my Boy Scouting days and eventually became an Eagle Scout. Many years later (2002), I discovered backpacking after going on an REI multisport trip to Alaska. My first backpack was to Grand Canyon, and I was hooked!
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All Forum Posts by John S.

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Re: Shell
Somebody needs to track down a stuff sack that might be good for waterproof mitts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The thermarest silnylon stuff sacks come to mind since they are long and slender.

In GEAR » Does a waterproof mitt shell have to be breathable?
December 11, 9:32am

Re: Re: Re: Why I simply don't buy into it
http://www.bisphenol-a.org/human/consafety.html Bisphenol A (BPA) is a key industrial chemical used to make polycarbonate plastic, epoxy resins and other products. Following the four-step proced...

In GEAR » Polycarbonate controversry
December 10, 11:02pm

Re: Friction, fungus, etc
Whoa..that between-the-cheeks friction would take a whole nother approach maybe. Your family physician may have some recommendations. Off the top of my head, if I had that issue, I'd try using ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Overcoming Chafe for LONG hikes????
December 10, 6:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Muscular Thighs
Roger, there are at least three different things being discussed here that affect the groin, anus and/or upper thigh. 1. Irritant contact dermatitis (Diaper rash)- what Roger is talking about. C...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Overcoming Chafe for LONG hikes????
December 10, 3:30pm

Re: Muscular Thighs
If I were having chaffing problems, I would get a lycra short that went down past the chaffing area. If it's due to being overweight, losing weight might help. As for the the groin fungal in...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Overcoming Chafe for LONG hikes????
December 10, 1:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Aconcagua gear
primopdf takes two seconds to make any file into a pdf file. It's a free pc application.

In Gear Lists » Aconcagua Gear List?
December 10, 8:43am

Re: Re: Love to find out more.
Steve said, "They also edit members' posts for content (and not egregious stuff - sometimes just to remove things they don't think are relevant to a thread), or to add links to them.&...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Soulo
December 09, 8:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: No reason to die in a bivy
All or nearly all bivy sack makers will have a warning not to fully enclose yourself in, but leave a gap of about 6 inches to prevent suffocation. You also run the risk of major condensation when b...

In GEAR » How to Sleep in a Bivy w/o Dying?
December 08, 10:45pm

Re: Re: No reason to die in a bivy
You should never fully enclose yourself in ANY bivy. No joke.

In GEAR » How to Sleep in a Bivy w/o Dying?
December 08, 10:16pm

Re: Insulation for tall folks
Aren't parkas usually longer than regular jackets? If so, look at the montbell parka?

In GEAR » Lightweight high insulating layer needed for the tall
December 08, 5:46am

All Reader Reviews by John S.

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GoLite Dawn
I have had this pack for several years and have taken it on multiple backpacks ranging from 2 days to 6 days. My pack weights have been over 15 pounds a few times with no problems. The materials and w...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 09, 12:05pm