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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: Re: Re: Re: Re: Arctic 1000 gear
Ryan said, "A book about myself? I got wayyyy better things to do with my time than that!" lol...can't wait to see read about the gear when it comes out.

In GEAR » Arctic 1000 gear
August 29, 6:26pm

Re: Houdini
Casey, The only wind pants I ever saw offered by Integral Designs is made of Pertex 685, not Pertex Quantum.

In GEAR » More windshirt stuff - Houdini vs. Ion
August 29, 10:09am

Shelter/Insulation
Or you could stay with the down insulation and take along shelter in the form of an AMK Heatsheet for an emergency situation where shelter or heat (vapor barrier) is needed. Cut a hole in it and ma...

In Editor's Roundtable » John Muir Trail (JMT) Record Attempt - Unsupported, Without Resupply
August 26, 5:47am

Re: SUL Biking Overnighter
Post a gear list after you get back..yeah. What 1500 cubic inch pack will you use on your longer trip?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » SUL Biking Overnighter
August 26, 5:23am

Re: Re: Need some clothing advice
I'd argue that his hands were cold because they were wet and not protected from wind or the temperature, not because of the "body making up for heat loss from the legs" theory. The legs generate so...

In GEAR » Need some clothing advice
August 22, 6:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: I heavy Item
Outdoor Navigator is no more. https://outdoornavigator.maptech.com/outdoornavigator/index.cfm

In GEAR » 1 Heavy essential item you can' leave at home?
August 22, 7:48am

Re: Rain Gear for Alaska
" For rain pants, we all took Montane Featherlite pants (3 oz)." Ryan, at the first link you were going to use Mont-Bell Ultralight wind pants for rain pants and at the second link you said mont...

In GEAR » Rain Gear for Alaska
August 21, 1:24pm

Re: 8 gram Ti Beercan Esbit Stand
In my non-handyman state I use a cut down vienna sausage can @ 7 grams....PRICELESS!!!!

In Make Your Own Gear » 8 gram Ti Beercan Esbit Stand
August 19, 6:47am

Re: Re: Re: Rain Gear for Alaska
I look forward to the Golite Virga coming soon. Been there, done that on the forcing my way through cactus when my clothes were snagged. Cactus is mighty unforgiving in that scenario.

In GEAR » Rain Gear for Alaska
August 17, 11:41am

Re: Rain Gear for Alaska
Any fabric can fail. EVENT is better than goretex.

In GEAR » Rain Gear for Alaska
August 17, 8:18am

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