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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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Re: 75% heat loss from head, right?
Brett, the myth is making feet warm by wearing a hat. There would be no frostbite of the feet if wearing a hat prevented it. That saying is an oversimplification to get people to understand the imp...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Footwear Systems for Snow Travel
Part 1: Principles and Techniques for Keeping Feet Dry and Warm

April 02, 11:55am

Re: 5 tents on sale: BA and SD
JT what is the name of your shop...Im in north dallas.

In Gear Deals » 5 tents on sale: BA and SD
March 31, 10:00pm

Re: Re: Re: New Vango Ultralite 100 Tent
The GG shelter looks like an AKTO morphed into a shaped tarp, with trekking poles to hold it up. The poles (or one of them) look to be slanted inward. How would that affect stability? Looks to have...

In GEAR » New Vango Ultralite 100 Tent
March 30, 9:16pm

Re: An old used film cannister
I use one to hold my sunscreen, the black ones. I use the white ones to hold pills.

In Multiple Use Gear » An old used film cannister
March 30, 1:08pm

Re: WM LineLite-Anyone used one?
I have one and use it as a liner when the temps will be nearing the 20's. The shoulders are not closed to there will be draft if used alone. The dimensions are the same at highlite at the shoul...

In GEAR » WM LineLite-Anyone used one?
March 29, 4:45pm

Re: Re: Dbl Rainbow vs. Lunar Duo
So the Double Rainbow weighs 37 oz. without stakes and the Lunar Duo weighs 41 oz. with stakes? That's a 4 oz. difference! Love the spin. Henry should respond in fairness to another manufa...

In GEAR » Double Rainbow vs. Lunar Duo
March 29, 11:02am

Re: Montbell Sleeping Bags; seizing question?
I'd like to seize a couple of them myself...kidding. I've heard of 5'11" people doing just fine with a regular sized Montbell bag.

In GEAR » Montbell Sleeping Bags; seizing question?
March 29, 10:48am

Re: Cheap aluminum pots
Walmart has a 1 liter mug (12 cm) with a handle and no lid that weighs 3.5 oz and costs less than $3. http://imusausa.com/catalogo/aluminum_cookware.php

In Gear Deals » Cheap aluminum pots
March 29, 4:31am

Re: Cheap First Pack - Which of these
golite

In GEAR » Cheap First Pack - Which of these
March 28, 5:25pm

Re: Do you pack your “survival essentials” on you rather than in your pack?
I try to keep survival items in my worn clothing. Survival for Kids http://equipped.org/kidsrvl.htm

In GEAR » Do you pack your “survival essentials” on you rather than in your pack?
March 26, 10:40pm

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