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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: Rain Gear for Alaska
" For rain pants, we all took Montane Featherlite pants (3 oz)." Ryan, at the first link you were going to use Mont-Bell Ultralight wind pants for rain pants and at the second link you said mont...

In GEAR » Rain Gear for Alaska
August 21, 1:24pm

Re: 8 gram Ti Beercan Esbit Stand
In my non-handyman state I use a cut down vienna sausage can @ 7 grams....PRICELESS!!!!

In Make Your Own Gear » 8 gram Ti Beercan Esbit Stand
August 19, 6:47am

Re: Re: Re: Rain Gear for Alaska
I look forward to the Golite Virga coming soon. Been there, done that on the forcing my way through cactus when my clothes were snagged. Cactus is mighty unforgiving in that scenario.

In GEAR » Rain Gear for Alaska
August 17, 11:41am

Re: Rain Gear for Alaska
Any fabric can fail. EVENT is better than goretex.

In GEAR » Rain Gear for Alaska
August 17, 8:18am

Re: Coasteering
You need to check out Ryan's latest arctic 1000 gear for what they used to swim rivers. Their pack and sleep system might fit the bill.

In GEAR » Multi-Day coasteering trips?
August 16, 1:27pm

Re: My mp3 player
No way....Unchained by Van Halen is the best to keep the legs moving...kidding

In GEAR » 1 Heavy essential item you can' leave at home?
August 16, 7:28am

Re: Need Hiking advice for Colorado
What about Chicago Basin north of Durango in the Weminuche Wilderness? You can basecamp, do three 14'ers but Im not sure about where to rock climb there.

In GEAR » Need Hiking advice for Colorado
August 10, 6:18pm

My 2 sense
Two typographic issues I notice are the bottom publish date is 2007 and the copyright notice comes up 2005. Knot choices are interesting. In the past it was a bowline knot (or other loop) with g...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Poncho Tarp: Techniques and Gear Systems for Inclement Conditions
August 10, 10:01am

Re: I started the fire, said she..
This past week I went backpacking in Glacier National Park and got caught up (not literally) in the Red Eagle fire on the east side of the park. It delayed our trip but we were able to do a 4 night...

In Philosophy & Technique » I started the fire, said she..
August 08, 7:34am

Re: Re: Drink Powder Re-Packaging
If you want a sugar-free (almost) drink that, I think, fits in the smallest ziplocks try this: 1 quart water 1/2 packet unsweetened koolaid 1/4 tsp mortons lite salt 6 packets equal (about...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Drink Powder Re-Packaging
July 25, 1:44pm

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