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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: Man Vs. Wild
In the rockies episode, he ate that snake right by where he slept. An animal comes into camp because of that mistake and he got scared and bolted in the middle of the night. He admitted not having ...

In On the Web » Man Vs. Wild
January 06, 1:19pm

Re: Interesting points about pyramids
I would not consider those shelters bombproof. Though they are pretty storm-worthy, I do not think they are on the level of mountaineering tents. They would probably deflect more than flap in the w...

In GEAR » Hex 3: why so heavy compared to OWare?
January 06, 2:12am

Re: Re: BPLRank???? What dat?
Length of time a member and degree of participation in forums.

In Make Your Own Gear » BPLRank???? What dat?
January 05, 7:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: 1.25 lbs of food per day
My hiking motto is...JUST EAT! All that worrying about ratios and such is nonsense to me. My snickers bars rule. Check the arctic 1000 on their food. They ate more junk food than you can shake a st...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1.25 lbs of food per day?
January 04, 7:13pm

Re: Ultralight in the icebox
Robert, yes active sweating will be minimized in cold weather until the exercise raises your body temperature slightly to induce active sweating. A vapor barrier does not, in my opinion, result...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight in the Icebox
January 04, 6:49pm

Re: Re: Re: 1.25 lbs of food per day
PJ, it appears wikipedia agrees. P.S. I got caught masticating at work this morning and I wasn't even embarassed!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1.25 lbs of food per day?
January 04, 7:47am

Re: Observations point to the Obvious
how long is recorded history...a hundred years?

In Philosophy & Technique » I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
January 03, 10:43pm

Re: Ultralight in the Icebox
I don't think the below sentence is accurate. Human skin does not sweat in response to "sensing" humidity differentials between "outside" and "inside". "...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight in the Icebox
January 03, 2:55pm

Re: 1.25 lbs of food per day?
Some "accuracy trusted" articles below.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1.25 lbs of food per day?
January 03, 2:34pm

Re: Yeah...
I did end up finding something to get..some pack liners and water tablets.

In GEAR » I was all pumped but...
January 02, 3:09pm

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