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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: Spring hike
At what water level would you consider a poncho/cape unsafe for crossing while wearing? A worst case scenario would be someone falling in water and drowning because they cannot get out of the ponch...

In GEAR » Spring hike
May 02, 8:56am

Re: What is the best torso length foam sleeping pad?
For closed cell foam, I'd say Gossamer Gear Nightlight, torso length at 3.5 oz.

In GEAR » What is the best torso length foam sleeping pad?
April 29, 5:39am

Re: A new pack/stuff sack
Where did you buy it? What price?

In GEAR » A new pack/stuff sack
April 28, 4:28pm

Re: Mitten Shell
Gram Weenie Vapor Barrier Socks / Mittens trailquest.net/dlgcgwsocks.html Silnylon shell mittens thepacka.com Buy two stuff sacks

In GEAR » Mitten Shell
April 27, 8:28am

Re: List of discount and closeout stores

In Gear Deals » List of discount and closeout stores
April 26, 7:09pm

Re: A good example of gear that doesn't work
I was wearing new Timberland Delerion Lows. The footbox does seem a little big. The hill I was walking sideways on was very steep. It was just something I noticed on my last trip where the socks an...

In GEAR » Gore Tex Socks - any comments/ review?
April 25, 7:47am

Re: Did somebody just get hacked?
Worries me for a hack job too. I can't imagine why they would name it that on their own just because people complained about it's purpose.

In GEAR » Did somebody just get hacked?
April 24, 9:24am

Re: Thermometer
What about an ibutton for the max/min and a simple analog key ring thermometer for checking the temp in the morning? www.ibutton.com

In GEAR » Thermometer
April 23, 9:28pm

Re: Re: A good example of gear that doesn't work
Try walking in continued rain with wet feet on uneven terrain. The socks may longer will be friction-free against the skin and can begin to rub in various areas. I recently walked briefly with wet ...

In GEAR » Gore Tex Socks - any comments/ review?
April 23, 9:08am

Re: Clothing for Dessert Hiking
Jim Woods recommended the Raines Skinni Mini, 4.9 ounces after removing the raines label and wrist strap, so far only seen at Staples office supply. I bought one but have not used it yet. The canop...

In Philosophy & Technique » Clothing for Dessert Hiking
April 20, 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