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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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The adventure racers or trail runners may be the only ones that have used it much. I'd do a search for an adventure racers forum. Also, email Michael Johnson at for his thoughts. ...

In GEAR » Nathan HPL #759
August 20, 11:37am

Re: Durability / DriDucks versus O2 Rainshield?
In order of decreasing durability... Frogg toggs > O2 Rainshield > DriDucks/Dropstoppers

In GEAR » Durability/ DriDucks versus O2 Rainshield?
August 17, 3:37pm

Re: Mosquitos???
I don't think it claims to be mosquito proof.

In GEAR » RailRiders Eco-Mesh shirt...
August 17, 10:06am

Re: What career allows for time to hike? Help!
Yeah, I envy those 7 on 7 off pharmacists. Some medical technology jobs are that way too. Teachers get the whole summer off. I've heard of some jobs where the person has a deadline only for a t...

In Chaff » What career allows for time to hike? Help!
August 16, 11:12am

Re: Re: Trekking Poles - John
That makes some sense..forgive my misinterpretation..; )

In GEAR » What is everyone using for Trekking Poles?
August 16, 9:47am

Re: Tarptents in bad conditions
Any shelter with unsupported fabric in some areas will experience flapping, in the right conditions. Any shelter not fully enclosed to the ground will experience windblown rain coming in, in the ri...

In Philosophy & Technique » Tarptents in bad conditions
August 16, 9:39am

Re: Re: Trekking Poles
Doug types, "light poles make a much bigger difference than pack weight." Huh? I don't see how pole weight in hands compares much to weight carried on the back. I've never rea...

In GEAR » What is everyone using for Trekking Poles?
August 16, 7:13am

Re: What is everyone using for Trekking Poles?
Once you go black (black diamond trekking poles that is), you never go back...

In GEAR » What is everyone using for Trekking Poles?
August 15, 11:48am

Re: Ambien CR and High Altitude
Regular Ambien is said to not depress respiration at altitude..not sure about Ambien CR...probably doesn't either...ask yo doc.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Ambien CR and High Altitude
August 10, 1:59pm

Re: Energy gels advantages
Reinhold, in a race situation, energy gels will be easier to take in while moving and easier to digest than more solid foods. The ingredients probably have hardly any fat so they are made for compe...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT Atempt Report
August 10, 7:42am

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