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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: Best (lightest) winter parka
The RAB jacket/parka may be the best.

In GEAR » Best (lightest) winter parka
September 13, 7:30am

Re: New Ultralight Umbrella
Don't know about that one but the Raines Skinni Mini is less than 5 ounces, found at Staples and maybe Target...for $13. http://tinyurl.com/jm3rw

In GEAR » New Ultralight Umbrella
September 12, 9:23pm

Re: You're on a mountain top, then rain then...
What was the suboptimal ending? It sounds like they stopped short of the ridge to have lunch when the weather came in. Well, you simply can't stop that from happening so you find shelter ASAP, make...

In Philosophy & Technique » You're on a mountain top, then rain then...
September 12, 9:00pm

Re: Montbell Super Stretch Down #7
At least one reason the Montbell bag will look lofty is due to its fabric not being flat. The ounces of down will tell the story there. Good find though.

In GEAR » Montbell Super Stretch Down #7
September 12, 1:40pm

Re: Golite sale
Golite had a sale in April...

In GEAR » montbell inner down jacket now has a zipper
September 11, 3:25am

Re: Tarp design
Also try searching on www.versiontracker.com

In Make Your Own Gear » Tarp design
September 05, 6:43pm

no size no color

In Gear Swap » Golite Dawn pack
September 02, 9:03pm

Re: Doug Ritter Survival Gear
That light came out some months ago. It was mentioned in a BPL article last week as favorite gear for a few BPL staff. I have yet to buy a photon freedom...one of these days.

In GEAR » Doug Ritter Survival Gear
September 01, 7:30am

Re: Sleeping Pad...Which Side UP??
I prefer the flat side up, egg crate side down.

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad...Which Side UP??
August 31, 4:24am

Re: Re: New knives
The spyderco looks very cool.

In GEAR » New Wenger knife
August 30, 7:56am

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