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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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UL pads
Inflatables BMW torsolite (10-11 oz; 32x17x1; 4x8 packed) POE uberlite (9.0 oz; 37x17x1; 4x8 packed) Montbell Pad 90 (10.2 oz; 35x20x1; 3.5x10 packed) Closed Cell Foam (you can easily c...

In GEAR » Compact sleeping pad
July 14, 8:16am

Re: the tarp,my twin tower
Hi. What is the weight of your shelter? Nice work.

In Make Your Own Gear » the tarp,my twin tower
July 14, 7:46am

Re: Screen lock, weight
We need a thread on the smallest and lightest cell phones...

In Multiple Use Gear » iPhone for Backpacking-Ready or Not?
July 14, 7:45am

Re: iPhone for Backpacking-Ready or Not?
6 to 8 hour battery life isn't worth it.

In Multiple Use Gear » iPhone for Backpacking-Ready or Not?
July 13, 10:35pm

Re: URsack in the Grand Canyon
I don't remember any critters at monument campground the two times I have been there, 2002 and 2004. At Bright Angel campground turkeys sometimes find their way to bother you though.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » URsack in the Grand Canyon
July 13, 6:19pm

Re: Re: OD Box / MontBell's Solo Tent
Japanese companies certainly aren't going to accomodate a 6 foot person when our own Black Diamond doesnt' in most of their tents.

In GEAR » New OD Box/ MontBell Tent
July 13, 6:12pm

Re: FS: 2006 Lightweight Backpacking and Camping
I see 19.99 members and 24.99 everyone else.

In Gear Swap » FS: 2006 Lightweight Backpacking and Camping
July 12, 7:08pm

Re: Compact sleeping pad
I used a POE uberlite on my Sangre de Cristo hike for four nights and liked it okay. If using it in a hoodless bivy it's best to put the valve towards the feet. Unless you have ginormous (new w...

In GEAR » Compact sleeping pad
July 12, 7:04pm

Re: op sak durability
OP saks are not as durable as oven liner bags. I lost faith in them after a couple of uses...probably operator error..hehe

In GEAR » durability of O.P. Saks?
July 12, 7:01pm

Re: Montane Featherlite H2O - Propore Hybrid
Hi Bill. I would only wear windpants/windshirt over the propore for appearance if one didn't like the color, or for bushwacking maybe.

In GEAR » Montane Featherlite H2O - Propore Hybrid
July 12, 7:11am

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