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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: Gatewood Cape Review
Two things come to mind: 1. Pic of trekking pole setting into hood looks complicated and potentially unstable. 2. Last pic showing sloping of walls...the way silnylon sags in a rain worries about...

In GEAR » Gatewood Cape Review
March 06, 2:08pm

Re: Winter tent stakes-Titanium MYOG
I had forgotten about the snow/sand fabric anchors too. Some of those made of the newest lightweight fabrics would be very light.

In Winter Hiking » Winter tent stakes
March 04, 5:19am

Re: Re: Winter tent stakes
I would not go out in winter without stakes because rocks or sticks might not be available in six foot of snow : ). I am surprised there are no titanium snow stakes shaped like the smc stakes but m...

In Winter Hiking » Winter tent stakes
March 02, 6:00pm

Winter tent stakes
What do y'all use for winter tent stakes. The SMC snow stakes at 1 oz. apiece ain't lite dudes.

In Winter Hiking » Winter tent stakes
March 02, 5:42pm

Re: tube tent ground cloth
It's 2 or 3 mil plastic so should hold up fairly well.

In GEAR » tube tent ground cloth
February 04, 5:40pm

Re: conflict of interest: Manufacturing V reviewing
I would imagine Ryan and his crew are about the most honest out there. Heck, he even takes negative comments about his gear in stride and encourages feedback. Why worry yourself with these matte...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » conflict of interest: Manufacturing V review
January 20, 8:50am

Re: hmm...
The down sleeping bag may be just fine. It needs to be packed sideways on the bottom. I say leave the extra fleece crew and use the down jacket for insulation. Anything that can get wet can be on t...

In GEAR » Not a question of ounces, but of space
January 17, 7:16pm

Re: Not a question of ounces, but of space
In my opinion the last thing you need is a new pack. You have a volume issue (or possibly packing issue) that needs to be resolved. You could put the sleeping pad on the outside of the pack. I ...

In GEAR » Not a question of ounces, but of space
January 17, 7:45am

Re: New Idea
It's a "blog" of news articles about hiking. You can google hiking and get much the same info. Nobody typically pays for blogs. They exist because of the interest in writing by their creators. As y...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Idea
January 12, 3:49am

Re: many thanks, but...
PJ, I wouldn't worry too much about your posts to Dan McHale. It's not the first time he has gotten agitated with forum postings. The same goes for Agitated may be the wrong word. Some pe...

In Chaff » PJ come back!
January 05, 7:04pm

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