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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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14 oz PFD?
Ryan, what company has the lighter weight PFD's?

In Gear Lists » User Gear Lists (LEGACY POSTS FROM OLD FORUMS)
January 03, 11:26pm

sale
SOSpenders Scout vest on sale at overstock.com for $34.99.

In Gear Deals » SOSpenders Scout Life Vest on sale
December 20, 3:30pm

Hand/toe warmers
The brand I hear most praise for is the Grabber MyCoal brand. I bought a few last winter but have not used them yet. New question. Okay, so why not use the toe warmers rather than the hand warme...

In Multiple Use Gear » Chemical Hand Warmers
December 17, 9:02am

New forum appearance looks great
I must comment on the new forum appearance with the fading colors...awesome looking!

In Chaff » Topic appropriateness for this forum
December 17, 8:41am

Sleeping with balaclavas
I sleep with either a 100 wt fleece balaclava or an OR PS50 balaclava pulled up over my nose. It works great for me with some nights being in the 20's. In those temps I am also wearing the Nunatak ...

In GEAR » Balaclavas & Face masks in winter sleep system
December 17, 8:39am

A review here
go to www.backpackgeartest.org and read Andy Mytys' review.

In Winter Hiking » Psolar EX Face Mask effective or not!
December 16, 11:06pm

Nokia 5140
Nokia 5140 (at top it said Europe, Middle East, Africa, so not sure it's available here or not) http://www.nokia.com/nokia/0,8764,48663,00.html Nokia Xpress-on™ GPS shell (Planned availabilit...

In GEAR » Lightweight Digital Cameras
December 14, 7:51am

Why hooded?
Could ya'll give the reasons why a hooded windshirt is more preferable than non-hooded? Thanks.

In Philosophy & Technique » soft-shell use with a UL wind jacket
December 13, 8:52am

geko 301 runtime
It is interesting that, on your gear guide index, the geko 301 has the lowest battery life at 9 hours, yet Alan is able to get a much longer effective battery life in the way he uses it with his Su...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight GPS / Mapping Software Navigation Systems
December 12, 8:17am

Marmot '04 fabric
Douglas, Backcountryoutlet.com implies that the last fabric type used on the chinook was called NP-550.

In Editor's Roundtable » Wind Shirts
December 01, 10:55pm

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