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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: Expert Answers How Safe is Ultralight Hiking?
My answers to Duffy's quorstions would have been. HYOH and No. Now you see why Gorp won't hire me...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Expert Answers How Safe is Ultralight Hiking?
July 20, 11:16am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Arctic 1000 completed---Controversy?
On his ankle I'll guess at least 3-6 months before he will be able to do much packing. It sounds like there was no break, just some major ligament strains.

In Post-Trip Reports » Roman finishes Arctic 1000 alone!
July 19, 2:15pm

Re: Re: Re: mini bic source?
I like cricket lighters better than bics. I got a mini bic wet and it froze up on me at trips end. A cricket that got wet was working at two strikes after drying it off.

In GEAR » Best butane lighter?
July 19, 2:08pm

Re: Etowah Town Bag at MountainGearNow.com
About 756 cubic inches of room.

In GEAR » A new pack/stuff sack
July 18, 7:49am

Re: For Sale: Gossamergear Spinn Shelter
Good luck. You are giving only $15 dollars off a used shelter after the buyer must replace the guyline. Let alone they won't have the thingies that help set up the shelter.

In Gear Swap » For Sale: Gossamergear Spinn Shelter
July 18, 7:45am

Esbit cost
My cost of esbit, $4.50/12 tab box at Sportsman's warehouse, is 75 cents/ounce. And I need to add also that you did a great job with the article.

In Editor's Roundtable » Comparative Fuel Efficiency and Carry Weight for Six Lightweight Backpacking Cooking Systems: Part II
July 12, 9:16am

Neutrogena with helioplex

In GEAR » Longest Lasting Sun Block
July 11, 8:08pm

More about the hut 1
The way I like to now have the straps set up is for all straps to be as short as possible except for the frontmost strap at the front of the vestibule which I keep all the way out (as long as possi...

In GEAR » Golite Hut Spotlite Review
July 09, 10:53pm

Re: Features!
Chris, why is a rack not an option for the pack? Is it because of the narrow areas you will be riding? I wondered about using a pack while biking but the 10-15 pounds on my back putting more pressu...

In GEAR » MLD Prophet 20 or 30?
July 09, 2:41pm

Re: Achilles Heel
Zack, does that ankle brace stop "over" dorsiflexion, the cause of Ryan's injuries?

In Post-Trip Reports » Ryan's Journey
June 26, 11:25am

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