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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: Re: Water purification
Ben, I have two packages of the potable aqua tablets but have not used them yet. The packaging looks the same as the katadyns . I always use my sak scissors to open even the micropur tablets. If th...

In GEAR » Water purification
March 26, 1:29pm

Re: new oware cuben shelter
yipes on the price.

In GEAR » new oware cuben shelter
March 26, 1:16pm

Re: North Rim
The North Rim closes road access to it early. Be sure to find out when.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon Recommendations
March 26, 11:18am

Re: Water purification
I use chlorine dioxide tablets, either Katadyn Micropur MP1 or Potable Aqua brand. The potable aqua is slightly cheaper it seems.

In GEAR » Water purification
March 26, 11:17am

Re: Training your ankles
Yes, it is possible. We need a trainer on this board to comment. That balance board that one stands on is probably the thing for you. Side stepping hills is what can make my lower leg a little sore...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Training your ankles
March 26, 9:41am

Re: Re: Lightweight Footwear Systems for Snow Travel<br>Part 1: Principles and Techniques for Keeping Feet Dry and Warm
A little more clarification of my remarks above (where I corrected one of my errors), from Medical Aspects of Harsh Environments, Volume 1, Chapter 2, HUMAN ADAPTATION TO HOT ENVIRONMENTS http:...

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

March 26, 9:32am

Re: suggestions for lightweight technical day pack?
Golite Ion? I thought it was panel loading, but it's not.

In GEAR » suggestions for lightweight technical day pack?
March 26, 7:36am

Ginsu
Only the best for me....Ginsu!

In GEAR » UL Trail knife
March 25, 8:34pm

Make your own water belt
I used a 1 liter soft-side Nalgene, with a strap though the cap loop and stand-up bottom, to put around one shoulder and across my torso while snowshoeing to have water near my body that would not ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Make your own water belt
March 25, 12:22pm

Re: Lightweight Footwear Systems for Snow Travel<br>Part 1: Principles and Techniques for Keeping Feet Dry and Warm
"The skin is a highly sensitive organ that likes the air temperature around it to be about 75 °F (72 °F for the hands and feet, and about 78 °F for the head and neck) and a relative humidit...

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

March 23, 3:41pm

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