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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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All Forum Posts by John S.

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Re: Sleeping Pad as Backpac frame
Robin, I have been using the GG Nightlight torso for over a year in my Golite Dawn and like it as a back pad in the pack. I put my pad in first against the back, then put my liner in with gear insi...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad as Backpac frame
November 29, 8:40am

Sevylor Trail Boat
$51.70 plus shipping, with google checkout at

In Gear Deals » Sevylor Trail Boat
November 29, 8:32am

Boot volume
Do you think the NEOS overshoes will fit within the allowable volume in the straps?

In Editor's Roundtable » Yowie Snowshoes REVIEW
November 27, 8:02pm

Re: Pants! Pants! Pants!
Nathan, do more research on the Montbells before you buy. From everything I have read, they are not very breathable as compared to Montane wind pants. Any non-wind hiking pants with mesh are going ...

In GEAR » Lightest, most breathable pants?
November 26, 3:22am

Re: SUL and Enviornment
I don't see SUL as any more environmentally positive than UL backpacking. Maybe I have SUL envy? I'll look into a pill for that. Going light brings simplicity. Simplicity brings awareness. Aware...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL and Enviornment
November 25, 1:13pm

Re: Re: re:Bias in writing
PJ, Brett is probably using the Injinji Tetrasock.

In GEAR » Bias in writing
November 22, 7:50am

Re: re:Organizing your outdoor gear
Before I started backpacking my living space was neat, but now it's similar to how sarbar describes her bedside...pile of stuff. Bretts pic will hopefully inspire me to get off my rear and get more...

In GEAR » Organizing your outdoor gear
November 22, 7:44am

Re: Re: Re: GG Nightlight / ULA Conduit
Dallas...ah, didn't notice we were neighbors.

In GEAR » GG Nightlight / ULA Conduit
November 22, 7:37am

Re: SUL Gear List
What parts of the pack did you cut off to lose 5 oz from it? I predict you will get cold.

In Gear Lists » SUL Gear List
November 22, 7:31am

Re: Question about caffeine products sold on this site With the increasing abuse of caffeine, at some point a death may very well be blamed on the drug.

In GEAR » Question about caffeine products sold on this site
November 21, 5:11pm

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