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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: 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

Re: nunatak Arc Ghost vs Rab Quantum Top Bag
I have used a RAB elite top bag for a couple of years down to around 30 F. The temp rating IMO is not accurate. It should be considered a 40 F bag for comfort. I think a better buy is a Western Mou...

In GEAR » nunatak Arc Ghost vs Rab Quantum Top Bag
December 14, 4:07pm

Medical Aspects of Harsh Environments
More than you ever wanted to know... Medical Aspects of Harsh Environments, Vol 1 http://www.bordeninstitute.army.mil/medaspofharshenvrnmnts/default_index.htm Medical Aspects of Harsh Enviro...

In Gear Lists » Making a sleeping system warmer
December 14, 9:30am

Re: Re: Blue Shop Towels
lol...one shop towel makes nine tp squares for me.

In Multiple Use Gear » Blue Shop Towels
December 13, 12:29pm

Re: Blue Shop Towels
Home Depot has the shop towels in white also.

In Multiple Use Gear » Blue Shop Towels
December 12, 10:20pm

Re: Hex vs.Alphamid
Larry, I'd like to read that review discussing condensation. Have a link?

In GEAR » Hex vs.Alphamid
December 12, 10:30am

Re: Best light vest?
I'd go with the montbell thermawrap vest.

In GEAR » Best light vest?
December 11, 3:24pm

Re: Re: Re: reading and writing on UL trips
After Ryan mentioned taking mechanical pencils in another thread, I found some mini mechanical pencils at a Walmart Neighborhood grocery store. They are in a pack of 5 pencils, just under 4 inches ...

In Philosophy & Technique » reading and writing on UL trips
December 10, 7:29pm

Re: General Map ?'s
I like to make my own maps by downloading the USGS DRG and using only GraphicConverter to draw UTM gridlines, cropping, and assembling several quads if necessary...all on a 12" powerbook. Don&...

In Philosophy & Technique » General Map ?'s
December 10, 7:13pm

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