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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: 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

Re: Lumbar Pack/Marmot Highlander?
I think those lumbar packs with the shoulder straps look cool. Wish somebody would make one of silnylon.

In GEAR » Lumbar Pack/Marmot Highlander?
April 09, 8:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Thermarest v Bozeman Mountain Works
David Lewis, it appears Carol Crooker disagrees with you. She loves the POE uber lite for side sleeping.

In GEAR » Thermarest v Bozeman Mountain Works
April 04, 9:29pm

Re: Golite Hex for sale
from what I have read the hex 2 did have a top loop...

In Gear Swap » Golite Hex for sale
March 29, 3:19am

Re: Re: WTB - OR Rain Claw Mitts
The old ones weigh less than 2 oz. OR made both mittens and the claw design in the old form. Weight might be the better way to distinguish.

In Gear Swap » WTB - OR Rain Claw Mitts
March 29, 3:03am

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