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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: Vapo barriers, condensation and bivies
Below is the Warmlite article on vapor barriers with my comments in bold- John Vapor Barrier - Why? Ice, solid water, has very low energy. To melt ice to liquid water you must add 144 BTUs pe...

In GEAR » Vapo barriers, condensation and bivies
December 17, 1:46pm

Re: testes, testes...1, 2, 3
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In User Test Forum » testes, testes...1, 2, 3
December 17, 1:31pm

testes, testes...1, 2, 3
Seeing how this worksExample

In User Test Forum » testes, testes...1, 2, 3
December 17, 12:59pm

Tent banned
High-Altitude Flatus Expulsion (HAFE) High-altitude flatus expulsion (HAFE) is the spontaneous and unwelcome passage of increased quantities of rectal gas noted at high altitude. It may become a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I Got Banned
December 16, 6:09pm

Re: Cold Perception, dehydration, frostbite and urination
The part I was debating was "To bring the heat/blood into the trunk requires that your body make room for the blood. So your body empties the bladder." Roman's statement seems to i...

In Gear Lists » Making a sleeping system warmer
December 15, 11:45am

Re: AT stove combination
Vick, did you use fiberglass in your tea candle stove? I used one of those a couple of years ago and that is what I would always use for an alcohol stove. It's easy. Fringe Flake

In Make Your Own Gear » AT stove combination
December 15, 10:56am

Re: Re: Cold Perception
Roman, I'd be theorizing peripheral vasoconstriction --> increased blood volume --> increased urine production by kidney --> filling bladder --> cold perception by autonomic nervous...

In Gear Lists » Making a sleeping system warmer
December 15, 8:11am

Cold Perception
My two cents....When you get cold your body decreases blood flow to the hands and feet. Any resultant increased blood volume in the torso could be handled by the kidneys by increased urine producti...

In Gear Lists » Making a sleeping system warmer
December 14, 7:02pm

Re: I Got Banned
Don't feel too bad. Several people were banned in 2004 from a (then popular) yahoo group merely for speaking their mind on a separate forum. The moderators saw what they said on another forum a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I Got Banned
December 14, 5:12pm

Re: What do you sleep in?
I put insulation and wind suit over my clothes for all seasons. No changing into a different base layer. Head- put on 100 wt fleece balaclava and montane lightspeed hood (nunatak down balaclava ...

In Philosophy & Technique » What do you sleep in?
December 14, 4:28pm

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