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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: Re:If you're metric, use metric
Hey Tony, is "learnt" an English word? Miriam Webster

In Chaff » Should BPL go metric?
August 22, 1:49pm

Re: Update poncho tarp list
Frogg Toggs has a poncho now, but I don't think it is made to be set up as a shelter, not that a person can't change that.

In GEAR » Poncho Tarps List
August 22, 11:58am

Re: Pad Suggestions
Do you think there are weight limits for the lighter 1.0 inch thick inflatables such as the Montbell, POE, and BMW torsolite?

In GEAR » Pad Suggestions
August 21, 7:16am

The adventure racers or trail runners may be the only ones that have used it much. I'd do a search for an adventure racers forum. Also, email Michael Johnson at for his thoughts. ...

In GEAR » Nathan HPL #759
August 20, 11:37am

Re: Durability / DriDucks versus O2 Rainshield?
In order of decreasing durability... Frogg toggs > O2 Rainshield > DriDucks/Dropstoppers

In GEAR » Durability/ DriDucks versus O2 Rainshield?
August 17, 3:37pm

Re: Mosquitos???
I don't think it claims to be mosquito proof.

In GEAR » RailRiders Eco-Mesh shirt...
August 17, 10:06am

Re: What career allows for time to hike? Help!
Yeah, I envy those 7 on 7 off pharmacists. Some medical technology jobs are that way too. Teachers get the whole summer off. I've heard of some jobs where the person has a deadline only for a t...

In Chaff » What career allows for time to hike? Help!
August 16, 11:12am

Re: Re: Trekking Poles - John
That makes some sense..forgive my misinterpretation..; )

In GEAR » What is everyone using for Trekking Poles?
August 16, 9:47am

Re: Tarptents in bad conditions
Any shelter with unsupported fabric in some areas will experience flapping, in the right conditions. Any shelter not fully enclosed to the ground will experience windblown rain coming in, in the ri...

In Philosophy & Technique » Tarptents in bad conditions
August 16, 9:39am

Re: Re: Trekking Poles
Doug types, "light poles make a much bigger difference than pack weight." Huh? I don't see how pole weight in hands compares much to weight carried on the back. I've never rea...

In GEAR » What is everyone using for Trekking Poles?
August 16, 7:13am

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