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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: Unsupported/Unresupplied/Thru-Hikes
Richard, what is your background? You have a very analytical approach to problem solving, so I was figuring you are a scientist?

In Philosophy & Technique » Unsupported/Unresupplied/Thru-Hikes
November 18, 8:07am

Re: Re: Vapo barriers, condensation and bivies
Don't devote too much thought to the "Whacko Jacko" Stephenson vapor barrier article, because alot of it is opinion of course.

In GEAR » Vapo barriers, condensation and bivies
November 17, 7:11pm

Re: Re: Re: SUS vs SUL?
Ryan, I can go for a week out of a golite dawn at 2500 cubes and my bpw is not SUL. I think the cutoff volume should be around 2000 cubes or 33 liters.

November 17, 6:54pm

Re: Oware Alphamid
I have thought about buying one too. One thing that struck me as odd is why it doesn't, or does it?, have a vent at the top. How does one vent that shelter? The zipper doesn't seem to go up to the ...

In Winter Hiking » Oware Alphamid
November 17, 6:13pm

Re: Radiative Heat Loss CAN be dismissed in adequately insulated backcountry
I saw an older physiology textbook stating that lining garments with gold was good for reflecting heat. It mentioned that these garments enabled Arctic expeditions to carry less weight in clothing....

In GEAR » LAND-Shark Emergency Survival Bag - Experience? or Reviews?
November 17, 7:47am

Re: UL no longer matters..
The battery range is only 12 miles as Mike mentioned.

In GEAR » UL no longer matters..
November 17, 7:44am

Re: Using tarps when the ground is suboptimal; migrating from a tent
IIya, using a tarp/bivy combo is something that may take time to get used to. I personally like floorless shelters and use a Golite Hut 1/Equinox bivy combo for three season camping. In snow yo...

In GEAR » Using tarps when the ground is suboptimal; migrating from a tent
November 16, 6:06pm

Re: what does "boil and set" mean?
either way.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » what does "boil and set" mean?
November 14, 3:01pm

Re: RE lighter
Paul, does the BD winter bivy have enough interior volume to house a -20F sleeping bag? I have heard it is volume limited esp if sleeping pads are inside.

In Gear Lists » Winter Expedition Race Gear List
November 14, 1:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: LAND-Shark Emergency Survival Bag - Experience? or Reviews?
Jason, did you check out the forum at Ritters site for more info?

In GEAR » LAND-Shark Emergency Survival Bag - Experience? or Reviews?
November 14, 9:32am

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