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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: ULA Arctic 1000 pack
Brian at ULA posted on arctic1000 site that you should email him if you are interested. He is considering making a small number if there is enough interest. I would like to see a version for a smal...

In GEAR » ULA Arctic 1000 pack
June 23, 4:04am

Congratulations winners!

In Gear Lists » 2005 Backpacking Light Trip Planning Spreadsheet Contest Entries
June 09, 6:28am

Re: Re: Re: OP sacks on close-out.
Paul, it may very well have been the way I used those saks for my food. I used them alone with no covering and they just didn't last long nor did they stop some Big Sandy Lake (Wind River Mountains...

In GEAR » OP sacks on close-out.
June 09, 6:25am

Re: OP sacks on close-out.
I was not impressed with the OP saks and would not use them again.

In GEAR » OP sacks on close-out.
June 08, 6:07am

Re: Foldable Blue Foam Sleeping Pad/Pack Support at 5oz.
Or use velcro.

In Make Your Own Gear » Foldable Blue Foam Sleeping Pad/Pack Support at 5oz.
June 02, 7:54am

Re: gaiters & instep straps
There is a cottage company who makes a gaiter that does not have instep cords. I will have to track down the name and website. Found it....

In GEAR » Gaiter Instep Strap
June 02, 7:52am

Re: Just got my G6
deleted since someone else already said it.

In GEAR » G6 vs. MLD 30 volume
May 31, 10:47pm

Re: Is it worth the wait & hiding
Big Sky is acting a little goofy I agree, but I think once they get production going things will change. A little benefit of the doubt is in order. But, they should also refund to anybody who wants...

In GEAR » Summit Shelters
May 26, 2:01pm

Re: Re: Canyoneering shoe
Tarbubble, I emailed about that campsite but didn't hear back.

In GEAR » Canyoneering shoe
May 22, 10:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Sustaining performance during a long mileage hike
I don't think Ryan should eliminate carbs before his hike at all. He should train properly, carbo load before his trip, and snack frequently during his hiking day to conserve his glycogen stores......

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Diet for High Mileage Long Hikes
May 22, 10:37pm

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