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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: optimizing backpacking menu
My backpacking food philosophy is to simply find foods you don't easily tire of and don't go hungry. Unless you are doing multi-week hikes, I see no purpose in doing more than that.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » optimizing backpacking menu
November 10, 4:20am

Re: Re: Neck Lanyard
A different exercise: What gear would you want accessible, without needing to get into your pack, in the situations below? 1. Survival situations (i.e., separation from pack, life-threatening...

In GEAR » Neck Lanyard
November 09, 6:23pm

Re: Your questions needed for new BPL column
What foot care and sock strategies work for long distance hiking or long mileage days in a weekend hike? What morning, daytime, and after-hike routines work for prevention of blisters, excessive sw...

In Philosophy & Technique » Your questions needed for new BPL column
November 08, 11:00am

Re: Casio Pathfinder watch vs others
I don't have any of them, but would never buy that overpriced watch over a suunto vector which can be had for nearly half that price. Suunto quality is tops from everything I have read.

In GEAR » Casio Pathfinder watch vs others
November 08, 7:44am

Re: contrail
Dane took the question right out of my mouth. It doesn't look like there is much inside foot room at all, just from seeing the outside, with the tent pitched low for wind. I am liking how the g...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarptent Contrail Tent REVIEW
November 08, 7:29am

Re: Lightweight Backpacking Coming to the SAT?
Microsoft Windows : Apple Mac OS Think Different!

In Philosophy & Technique » Lightweight Backpacking Coming to the SAT?
November 07, 8:49am

Re: Re: Re: BMW Cocoon vs ID PLQ Pants
I've never heard microlight being more breathable than quantum.

In GEAR » BMW Cocoon vs ID PLQ Pants
November 06, 8:01am

Re: Re: Re: Forum Profile
pj, your beard is getting a little out of control dontcha think?

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Forum Profile
October 30, 11:28am

Re: Cold Weather Active Wear Headwear
Hood of your hooded windshirt.

In GEAR » Cold Weather Active Wear Headwear
October 28, 7:10pm

Re: Re: BPL Rank
A measure of one's worthlessness? : P

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Forum Profile
October 27, 9:56pm

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