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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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All Forum Posts by John S.

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Re: PDF file problem
Hey. I can stop a download to the hard drive with mac and safari, but I cannot stop an in-browser (to be seen with plug in) download.

In Make Your Own Gear » nightlight pad modification
September 21, 12:00pm

Risk versus benefit
A few points of debate below: The good doctors principles for finding safe drinking water seem largely impractical for those persons visiting an area that do not have the time or resources to go...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sipping the Waters: Techniques for Selecting Untreated Backcountry Water for Drinking
September 21, 8:03am

Re: oops?
What Mark means is that the link is to a file that may download to your computer or, in my case, will tie up the computer until it fully downloads. The link is not to a webpage. In this case the fi...

In Make Your Own Gear » nightlight pad modification
September 21, 7:34am

Re: GoLite Virga now available
It has no pit zips?....

In GEAR » GoLite Virga now available
September 18, 11:28am

Re: Another UL camp shoe
Good find Dale.

In GEAR » Another UL camp shoe
September 16, 7:47pm

Re: How to Fill a Platypus?
Zip lock bag or drag it through the water several times.

In GEAR » How to Fill a Platypus?
September 16, 7:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Breezers
Yep, I gotta think about those things being follicularly (and melanocytically) challenged and all. I forgot to mention, I burned through the mesh of an LTM3....not bad, but it happened. I do like t...

In GEAR » Tilley Hat-Mesh or Not?
September 13, 10:54am

Re: Breezers
Regarding the breezer, for guys that are losing their hair on top I am not sure even that small mesh is really safe for their scalp skin. Thoughts?

In GEAR » Tilley Hat-Mesh or Not?
September 13, 7:33am

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.

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

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