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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: Re: Cold Perception
Roman, I'd be theorizing peripheral vasoconstriction --> increased blood volume --> increased urine production by kidney --> filling bladder --> cold perception by autonomic nervous...

In Gear Lists » Making a sleeping system warmer
December 15, 8:11am

Cold Perception
My two cents....When you get cold your body decreases blood flow to the hands and feet. Any resultant increased blood volume in the torso could be handled by the kidneys by increased urine producti...

In Gear Lists » Making a sleeping system warmer
December 14, 7:02pm

Re: I Got Banned
Don't feel too bad. Several people were banned in 2004 from a (then popular) yahoo group merely for speaking their mind on a separate forum. The moderators saw what they said on another forum a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I Got Banned
December 14, 5:12pm

Re: What do you sleep in?
I put insulation and wind suit over my clothes for all seasons. No changing into a different base layer. Head- put on 100 wt fleece balaclava and montane lightspeed hood (nunatak down balaclava ...

In Philosophy & Technique » What do you sleep in?
December 14, 4:28pm

Re: nunatak Arc Ghost vs Rab Quantum Top Bag
I have used a RAB elite top bag for a couple of years down to around 30 F. The temp rating IMO is not accurate. It should be considered a 40 F bag for comfort. I think a better buy is a Western Mou...

In GEAR » nunatak Arc Ghost vs Rab Quantum Top Bag
December 14, 4:07pm

Medical Aspects of Harsh Environments
More than you ever wanted to know... Medical Aspects of Harsh Environments, Vol 1 Medical Aspects of Harsh Enviro...

In Gear Lists » Making a sleeping system warmer
December 14, 9:30am

Re: Re: Blue Shop Towels shop towel makes nine tp squares for me.

In Multiple Use Gear » Blue Shop Towels
December 13, 12:29pm

Re: Blue Shop Towels
Home Depot has the shop towels in white also.

In Multiple Use Gear » Blue Shop Towels
December 12, 10:20pm

Re: Hex vs.Alphamid
Larry, I'd like to read that review discussing condensation. Have a link?

In GEAR » Hex vs.Alphamid
December 12, 10:30am

Re: Best light vest?
I'd go with the montbell thermawrap vest.

In GEAR » Best light vest?
December 11, 3:24pm

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