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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: Bitrate
I agree. Slim Whitman

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Scott Williamson and Yo-Yo-ing the Pacific Crest Trail
February 21, 10:11am

Re: Re: Practice Run
Then of course there is the issue of that snow mound not being built at 10,000 feet. on the side of a mountain wearing snowshoes and trying not to trip over them while building it : ).

In Editor's Roundtable » Igloo Building for Fun and Shelter, Part 2 - Using an Igloo as a Backcountry Shelter
February 20, 7:58am

Re: Re: Nice Pics
I cut the floor (left 8" for snow flaps) and door out of a eureka zeus 1 exo and used it snow camping last weekend at Taos, at 11,000 feet. It probably cannot be called a tent any more huh? Go...

In GEAR » New Mont Bell Single Wall Tents
February 19, 2:12pm

Re: Re: Nice Pics
Ben, heard that...lol. I have not experienced the raining effect..yet.

In GEAR » New Mont Bell Single Wall Tents
February 19, 10:55am

Re: Re: Nice Pics
To ask for no condensation in a single wall tent of any kind is asking too much IMO. I have learned to expect it and deal with it in all my single wall tentages.

In GEAR » New Mont Bell Single Wall Tents
February 19, 10:14am

Re: Fuel Soot
Walmart even sells their own brand of "heet" type fuel additive.

In Make Your Own Gear » Alcohol Stove Fuel Types - The Black Coating?
February 19, 7:30am

Re: Ben, pics of 'your' montbell mighty dome-1
That dome tent is rather short though huh?...at 79 inches length. If you are anywhere near 6 feet tall you will be touching at both ends unless maybe you sleep on the diagonal. It's even shorte...

In GEAR » New Mont Bell Single Wall Tents
February 19, 3:33am

Re: Z-Packs "Zilch"
With a pack body only 5" deep, I do not think you can put a sleeping pad inside and have any room for much gear that is that same thickness, namely stuffed sleeping bags. Thoughts?

In GEAR » Z-Packs "Zilch"
February 16, 6:38pm

Re: MYOG - Pulk Update
Hi Bill. What are the poles made of? I just made and used a pulk (cheapo variety) on a snowshoe trip, but didn't care for the noise made from constant sliding on the compacted snow.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - Pulk Update
February 15, 8:23pm

Re: Re: New Pack from Gossamer Gear?
PJ, the < 2# category could be called SOL!

In GEAR » New Pack from Gossamer Gear?
February 14, 7:49am

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