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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: any experience with the "no sniveller" or "stealth" ?
I was checking out the pic on their website of the stealth. From the pic it appears that quilt does not close up well around the shoulders. If accurate that would allow big time drafts in the shoul...

In GEAR » any experience with the "no sniveller" or "stealth" ?
February 22, 9:09pm

Re: Bitrate
I agree. Slim Whitman

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Scott Williamson and Yo-Yo-ing the Pacific Crest Trail
February 21, 10:11am

Re: Re: Practice Run
Then of course there is the issue of that snow mound not being built at 10,000 feet. on the side of a mountain wearing snowshoes and trying not to trip over them while building it : ).

In Editor's Roundtable » Igloo Building for Fun and Shelter, Part 2 - Using an Igloo as a Backcountry Shelter
February 20, 7:58am

Re: Re: Nice Pics
I cut the floor (left 8" for snow flaps) and door out of a eureka zeus 1 exo and used it snow camping last weekend at Taos, at 11,000 feet. It probably cannot be called a tent any more huh? Go...

In GEAR » New Mont Bell Single Wall Tents
February 19, 2:12pm

Re: Re: Nice Pics
Ben, heard I have not experienced the raining effect..yet.

In GEAR » New Mont Bell Single Wall Tents
February 19, 10:55am

Re: Re: Nice Pics
To ask for no condensation in a single wall tent of any kind is asking too much IMO. I have learned to expect it and deal with it in all my single wall tentages.

In GEAR » New Mont Bell Single Wall Tents
February 19, 10:14am

Re: Fuel Soot
Walmart even sells their own brand of "heet" type fuel additive.

In Make Your Own Gear » Alcohol Stove Fuel Types - The Black Coating?
February 19, 7:30am

Re: Ben, pics of 'your' montbell mighty dome-1
That dome tent is rather short though huh? 79 inches length. If you are anywhere near 6 feet tall you will be touching at both ends unless maybe you sleep on the diagonal. It's even shorte...

In GEAR » New Mont Bell Single Wall Tents
February 19, 3:33am

Re: Z-Packs "Zilch"
With a pack body only 5" deep, I do not think you can put a sleeping pad inside and have any room for much gear that is that same thickness, namely stuffed sleeping bags. Thoughts?

In GEAR » Z-Packs "Zilch"
February 16, 6:38pm

Re: MYOG - Pulk Update
Hi Bill. What are the poles made of? I just made and used a pulk (cheapo variety) on a snowshoe trip, but didn't care for the noise made from constant sliding on the compacted snow.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - Pulk Update
February 15, 8:23pm

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