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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: what does "boil and set" mean?
either way.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » what does "boil and set" mean?
November 14, 3:01pm

Re: RE lighter
Paul, does the BD winter bivy have enough interior volume to house a -20F sleeping bag? I have heard it is volume limited esp if sleeping pads are inside.

In Gear Lists » Winter Expedition Race Gear List
November 14, 1:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: LAND-Shark Emergency Survival Bag - Experience? or Reviews?
Jason, did you check out the forum at Ritters site for more info?

In GEAR » LAND-Shark Emergency Survival Bag - Experience? or Reviews?
November 14, 9:32am

Re: Winter Adventure Racing
Good list Ryan. The pot size might have to be increased to 1 liter since that is the rule posted above. Alec is probably right in the XGK choice. Instead of the flint and steel, consider REI matche...

In Gear Lists » Winter Expedition Race Gear List
November 14, 9:10am

Re: Winter Expedition Race Gear List
1. Neoprene overboots instead of NEOS? (easier to run in) 2. Gossamer Gear nightlight torso plus full length thinlight (~6 oz) OR full length nightlight instead of MH pad? 3. Integral Designs Eve...

In Gear Lists » Winter Expedition Race Gear List
November 13, 7:11pm

Re: How do you signal without a mirror?
HAM radio.

In Philosophy & Technique » How do you signal without a mirror?
November 13, 6:35pm

Re: Re: Re: is a bivy neccessary
Johnathan, less guyline maybe but not necessarily less stakes. You can put up a tarp with four stakes. Scott, that 5 oz bivy will cost nearly double what the gatewood cape will cost, unless you ...

In GEAR » is a bivy neccessary
November 12, 3:56am

Re: Supermarket Boil 'n Bag Meal Zip Locks
I haven't found the need for anything more than Walmart quart freezer bags. For me the gussetted bottom might make it harder to get at that last morsel of ramen : ).

In Make Your Own Gear » Supermarket Boil 'n Bag Meal Zip Locks
November 12, 3:44am

Re: Oware CatPoncho
I must have missed the warning....what was said?

In GEAR » Oware CatPoncho
November 11, 3:41am

Re: 3 gm, 9" Titanium bike spokes: What to use for?
They have been used to make pot supports for cooking kits.

In Make Your Own Gear » 3 gm, 9" Titanium bike spokes: What to use for?
November 11, 3:36am

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