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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: wind shorts and ponchos
I think the montane lite-speed and featherlite are both made of pertex microlight. The different fabric on the lite-speed may be pertex quantum.

In GEAR » Advice from experienced poncho tarp users
May 07, 10:32pm

Re: lightest,most compact, combo,tent,mosquito net
From minimal on up including headnet, DLG sleepnet, A16 bug net, bug bivies from OR or Oware, bug tents from various places, etc. How much coverage do you need? Head only, torso, whole body bivy...

In GEAR » lightest,most compact, combo,tent,mosquito net
May 07, 10:14pm

Re: Re: Issues with the Rainbow
Henry is right. That can happen in any single wall shelter.

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Baku
May 06, 7:56pm

Re: What about the Hubba?
I know at least 4 or 5 people with the Hubba and they like it. They report no feeling of coffin effect because the height is nice and the top width is not narrow. The floor width is 26" so a therma...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Baku
May 06, 1:45pm

Canyoneering shoe
I may be headed to the Zion Virgin Narrows in July and need opinions on footwear for an overnighter there. Would you wear regular trailrunners that will be wet most of the time or would you get som...

In GEAR » Canyoneering shoe
May 05, 1:20pm

I was surprised to see that RAB's elite top bag had the highest loft/weight ratio.

In Editor's Roundtable » 2006 Unconventional Sleep Systems Manifesto
May 03, 7:35am

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 Silnylon shell mittens Buy two stuff sacks

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

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