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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: Important Lesson's You've Learned the Hard Way
On one of my early backpacking trips I took a 45 degree WM Linelite into upper 20's weather. I was one cold dude.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Important Lesson's You've Learned the Hard Way
October 25, 7:48am

Re: cuben sold off?
New fabrics will come along that are better.

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Fiber Corp Acquired by North Sails
October 24, 10:57am

Re: No Updates Today?
updates on what?

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » No Updates Today?
October 24, 10:55am

Re: Re: eVent poncho
Actually, it came out during their hike two years ago when their transcriber papa john mentioned it elsewhere. March 18, 2005

In GEAR » If Only Someone Made A.....
October 22, 3:21pm

Re: Tent Users vs. Tarp Users...
I did the poncho tarp thang a few times...and decided a golite hut 1 was much easier to set up, in about 2 minutes if you get the stakes in a good position the first time. A flat tarp has it's ...

In GEAR » Tent Users vs. Tarp Users...
October 22, 3:11pm

Re: RE: Weight versus Warmth
That's one of them lines that could ruin a sale..lmao. "Anyway, it's definitely what you wanted last weekend. I'll try to avoid eating beans before handing the quilt off to you....

In Philosophy & Technique » Weight versus Warmth
October 22, 3:05pm

Re: If Only Someone Made A.....
The backpacking gear that might could be combined are what others have mentioned... 1. Rain gear/shelter- already done, but could be better? 2. Sleeping bag cover/backpack 3. Sleeping bag/arou...

In GEAR » If Only Someone Made A.....
October 22, 9:36am

Re: Two days, One Night on the Pine Mountain Trail
Glad you are okay and learned from the ordeal. 90-99.9% of hikers cannot hike 15-20 mile days when they have only prepared with 2 mile hikes. Those distances must be worked up to. Keep a list of yo...

In Post-Trip Reports » Two days, One Night on the Pine Mountain Trail
October 21, 8:31pm

Re: Light/Cheap 2person 3+season?
Oh yeah he said cheap. The Shires isn't that. Dicks sporting goods has eureka zeus 2 classic renamed the Apollo 2 for 100 buckeroos...or they did.

In GEAR » Light/Cheap 2person 3+season?
October 21, 2:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Interactive Gear Hike
George's website is in his profile.

In GEAR » Interactive Gear Hike
October 21, 12:23pm

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