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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: CDT SUL Hiker
His website says the base pack weight on the AT was about 7 pounds. For the PCT he says ultralight but gives no gearlist. On the CDT he says less than 10 pounds. SUL this is not ; ).

In Philosophy & Technique » CDT SUL Hiker
June 04, 3:37pm

Re: What is the loudest alarm wrist watch for backpacking?
In the past, some would say the Nike watches had loud alarms. Check campmor descriptions.

In GEAR » What is the loudest alarm wrist watch for backpacking?
June 04, 7:17am

Re: Rethinking ten essentials
An alternative version: The top 5 are what many preparedness (aka survival) websites list as most important when the SHTF, in tha...

In GEAR » The Ten Essentials
May 31, 7:34am

Re: Idea for an alcohol/wood stove screen/stand
Glenn Van Peski shows a lighter version of this on his website also.

In GEAR » Idea for an alcohol/wood stove screen/stand
May 29, 7:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Podcasts
Skurkas gearlist is also on his website.

In Editor's Roundtable » The Great Western Loop
May 22, 7:22am

Re: Waterproofing Maps
I like using clear contact paper from Ace Hardware. Slap that on, reinforce corners with tape, roll it up and stick it in my front pocket.

In Philosophy & Technique » Waterproofing Maps
May 18, 7:30am

Re: Re: Big Sky

In GEAR » Clips or sleeves?
May 16, 6:48pm

Re: cold weather stove
coleman xtreme is what I would use.

In GEAR » cold weather stove
May 15, 7:08am

Re: FS GoLite Hut 1
How did you modify the tie outs? Did you cut off golites, add you own and then use spectra cord as a tie out?

In Gear Swap » FS GoLite Hut 1
May 13, 7:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Jury rigged pfds
I checked out the MTI Livery. The padding on the sides and that padding coming up fairly high towards the armpit seems like a possible irritation in paddling long hours in a day.

In Photo Gallery » Packrafting - Wind Rivers - 4/15/07
May 13, 5:15pm

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