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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: Question about caffeine products sold on this site
I tried the caffeine pills in school and it upset my stomach every time I took it. So I avoid those thingies.

In GEAR » Question about caffeine products sold on this site
November 20, 11:33am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Winter Adventure Racing
1. I think you'd get by with a 0 degree F rated bag 2. OR Brooks ranger low overboots are half the weight for slipping in while stopped. 3. What about gortex montrails with gaiter

In Gear Lists » Winter Expedition Race Gear List
November 20, 11:28am

Organizing your outdoor gear
How do you organize your outdoor gear? What containers do you use to separate larger and smaller items?

In GEAR » Organizing your outdoor gear
November 19, 9:42pm

Re: POE/WXTex Clones @ Cabela's
Potentially, POE makes them for Simms who then sticks their name on them.

In GEAR » POE/WXTex Clones @ Cabela's
November 19, 7:22pm

Re: UL 8000meters BOOTS
Filippo, do you plan to go with a group or solo? The David Sharp solo incident last year was sad. Why he thought he should attempt that alone is beyond me. Discovery Channel has a good show about E...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » UL 8000meters BOOTS
November 19, 2:50pm

Re: Re: Unsupported/Unresupplied/Thru-Hikes
Richard, what is your background? You have a very analytical approach to problem solving, so I was figuring you are a scientist?

In Philosophy & Technique » Unsupported/Unresupplied/Thru-Hikes
November 18, 8:07am

Re: Re: Vapo barriers, condensation and bivies
Don't devote too much thought to the "Whacko Jacko" Stephenson vapor barrier article, because alot of it is BS...my opinion of course.

In GEAR » Vapo barriers, condensation and bivies
November 17, 7:11pm

Re: Re: Re: SUS vs SUL?
Ryan, I can go for a week out of a golite dawn at 2500 cubes and my bpw is not SUL. I think the cutoff volume should be around 2000 cubes or 33 liters.

In GEAR » SUS vs SUL?
November 17, 6:54pm

Re: Oware Alphamid
I have thought about buying one too. One thing that struck me as odd is why it doesn't, or does it?, have a vent at the top. How does one vent that shelter? The zipper doesn't seem to go up to the ...

In Winter Hiking » Oware Alphamid
November 17, 6:13pm

Re: Radiative Heat Loss CAN be dismissed in adequately insulated backcountry
I saw an older physiology textbook stating that lining garments with gold was good for reflecting heat. It mentioned that these garments enabled Arctic expeditions to carry less weight in clothing....

In GEAR » LAND-Shark Emergency Survival Bag - Experience? or Reviews?
November 17, 7:47am

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