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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: Use of groundsheet in torrential rain!
Roman Dial explains his method when the ground is wet in a post somewhere here or over at the arctic1000 site.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Use of groundsheet in torrential rain!
April 15, 7:18am

Re: Montbell U.L. Wind Shirt
haha...its not..i was just clarifying before some dummy like me buys it not knowing.

In Gear Deals » Montbell U.L. Wind Shirt
April 12, 12:11pm

Re: ULA Arctic 1000 Packs
Why not just a silnylon pack with beefier hipbelt and the POE as a liner? I wonder what the weight difference would be b/t a silnylon pack and the ULA pack w/o dry bag? I remember it weighing somet...

In GEAR » ULA Arctic 1000 Packs
April 12, 11:46am

Re: RyanF gearlist/ several questions..
Good points to bring up Brett. No navigation gear for offtrail hiking is a get-lost-wish. The issue of going heavier with a few pieces of equipment (for durability/style), feeling the need to st...

In Gear Lists » RyanF gearlist
April 12, 11:26am

Re: Montbell U.L. Wind Shirt
that is a Womens shirt.

In Gear Deals » Montbell U.L. Wind Shirt
April 12, 10:56am

Re: Nols
Ron Bell, you or BPL should start that school. NOLS may not change unless they have more competition. Their current thinking seems out of date.

In Editor's Roundtable » Is National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ready to Go Light?
April 11, 1:47pm

Re: Daddy's got a brand new bag
I prefer zipperless and hoodless.

In GEAR » Daddy's got a brand new bag
April 05, 10:08am

Re: Fleece Gloves for Potlifters
As long as you grab the pot with the leather parts of the glove you might do fine. The fleece may get holes in them from hot pots.

In GEAR » Fleece Gloves for Potlifters
April 05, 7:49am

Re: Joe, torsolite substitute
POE uberlite is under 10 oz...still lighter than either the Montbell or BPL pads.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Foam pad question
April 04, 11:29am

Re: Best pillow?
Water wing, Walmart, $1 THE END

In GEAR » Best pillow?
April 03, 11:18am

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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