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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: Ultra Light High Comfort Mattress Pads
If you are experiencing any signs of altitude illness, I'd advise against taking respiratory depressants (advil pm, other meds containing diphenhydramine, and alcohol) until you are symptom-free.

In GEAR » Ultra Light High Comfort Mattress Pads
June 19, 9:31pm

Re: Golite Virga and other rainwear
Wonder what was wrong with the preproduction model that Ryan had that was so light as opposed to what is now offered? The 6 versus 9 ounces is pretty significant. Reason for weight difference. ...

In GEAR » Golite Virga and other rainwear
June 16, 11:22am

Re: re:R.I.P. Colin Fletcher
God blessed Colin Fletcher with 85 years of life and enabled him to inspire many thousands with his books. That doesn't make for a "failed journey" in my book. And neither can I label...

In Philosophy & Technique » R.I.P. Colin Fletcher
June 15, 11:19am

R.I.P. Colin Fletcher Backpacking icon Fletcher dies Peninsula: Health deteriorated after accident in 2001 By LAITH AGHA and DANIA AKKAD Herald Staff Writers Col...

In Philosophy & Technique » R.I.P. Colin Fletcher
June 15, 7:31am

Re: Hawaiian beaches, what to sleep in?
bd suit?

In GEAR » Hawaiian beaches, what to sleep in?
June 15, 7:28am

Dear Anonymous, Do something useful and get us some cheap western mountaineering bags or something.

In GEAR » wear goods shoes to travel
June 13, 7:15am

Re: Heiny ready for action
I'm sure you know the almond can is not aluminum...not that it matters much. The bean dip can is aluminum and sturdy as heck.

In Make Your Own Gear » Heiny ready for action
June 12, 6:51pm

Re: Matt Hazley???
somebody over at might know...

In Post-Trip Reports » Matt Hazley???
June 12, 10:52am

Re: Tarptent design (Lunar Duo clone)
A similar single wall version was made by Dancing Light Gear.,2646,5171,00.html

In Make Your Own Gear » Tarptent design (Lunar Duo clone)
June 11, 1:50pm

Re: FannyPack Ultralight
And Roman didn't even get worn out when he brought up no map in a place never hiked : )

In Gear Lists » FannyPack Ultralight
June 11, 8:08am

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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