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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: 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?

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

Re: Clothing for Dessert Hiking
I checked out the Montbell umbrella in their Boulder store and you have to manually straighten every rib to open it and manually break it down (every rib) before closing. I would never buy an umbre...

In Philosophy & Technique » Clothing for Dessert Hiking
April 19, 9:25pm

Re: Philmont gear selection..
My guess is because it can be entirely enclosed nearly to the ground. A flat tarp will have an open end somewhere. Maybe the better term is no flat tarps.

In Gear Lists » Philmont gear selection..
April 19, 7:58am

Re: Re: New REI UL Pack
Erich, are you speaking of the school backpack at Walmart?

In GEAR » New REI UL Pack
April 18, 8:27am

Re: Bivy with Zipper?
I personally do not need zippers on a bivy that is used as a sleeping bag cover, not waterproof.

In Make Your Own Gear » Bivy with Zipper?
April 17, 8:54am

Re: ultralight knife recommendation
I've heard the mora knives are light and very good.

In GEAR » ultralight knife recommendation
April 12, 11:55am

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