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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: Dessert night time food storage?
The people I hike with in the desert like to place their food bag in the middle of a cactus group, like prickly pair.

In Philosophy & Technique » Dessert night time food storage?
March 23, 7:53am

Re: Dropping Pounds
Most calories are burned when your body is working to produce energy. That means while active, not while at rest. If most calories were burned at rest and recovery, we would all have to wake up at ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » dropping pounds
March 22, 2:53pm

Re: Cottage Industry
http://texas.sierraclub.org/dallas/newletter_archives/2005-nov/outingscorner.asp There are some here that I listed in 11/2005

In GEAR » Cottage Industry
March 22, 1:04pm

Re: Wallet
I use a fishing license holder from Walmart...fishing section.

In Make Your Own Gear » Wallet
March 15, 7:09am

Re: Diminshing Returns?
Base weight does include the pack weight so you cannot be SUL without buying one of those packs unless you are going to skimp on something else important and therefore put yourself at a higher safe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diminshing Returns?
March 13, 8:09pm

Re: Waterproof light over mittens
http://thepacka.com/index_files/Page429.html silnylon shell mittens.

In GEAR » Waterproof light over mittens
March 12, 7:30am

Re: UL Thermawrap v. Micropuff pullover
The micropuff would be overkill for me at 40 degrees.

In GEAR » UL Thermawrap v. Micropuff pullover
March 12, 3:01am

Re: Kifaru's New Sleep System
Those prices are not inviting huh.

In GEAR » Kifaru's New Sleep System
March 11, 7:25am

Windshirt/windpants over clothing
Montane litespeed over the torso, montane featherlite pants over the legs. No taking off clothes to put more back on or vice the versa in the morning. Works the same at keeping bag clean and has do...

In Philosophy & Technique » sleepwear
March 08, 3:10pm

Re: Event-like car covers
http://tinyurl.com/2h8b3f A gore-tex timeline.

In Editor's Roundtable » The eVENT Single Wall Tent: Here, Then Gone – What’s Replacing It?
March 06, 11:14am

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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