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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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Esbit cost
My cost of esbit, $4.50/12 tab box at Sportsman's warehouse, is 75 cents/ounce. And I need to add also that you did a great job with the article.

In Editor's Roundtable » Comparative Fuel Efficiency and Carry Weight for Six Lightweight Backpacking Cooking Systems: Part II
July 12, 9:16am

Neutrogena with helioplex

In GEAR » Longest Lasting Sun Block
July 11, 8:08pm

More about the hut 1
The way I like to now have the straps set up is for all straps to be as short as possible except for the frontmost strap at the front of the vestibule which I keep all the way out (as long as possi...

In GEAR » Golite Hut Spotlite Review
July 09, 10:53pm

Re: Features!
Chris, why is a rack not an option for the pack? Is it because of the narrow areas you will be riding? I wondered about using a pack while biking but the 10-15 pounds on my back putting more pressu...

In GEAR » MLD Prophet 20 or 30?
July 09, 2:41pm

Re: Achilles Heel
Zack, does that ankle brace stop "over" dorsiflexion, the cause of Ryan's injuries?

In Post-Trip Reports » Ryan's Journey
June 26, 11:25am

Re: Re: I just tried the Solomon Tech Amphibians
Has anybody ever experimented with spraying dwr on socks to lessen the water load and speed drying time? I plan to try that at some point and see what the effect is.

In GEAR » wet shoes
June 26, 7:27am

Re: Making a Tilley Hat Waterproof
Put a shower cap over the crown.

In GEAR » Making a Tilley Hat Waterproof
June 25, 8:13am

Re: ULA Arctic 1000 pack
Brian at ULA posted on arctic1000 site that you should email him if you are interested. He is considering making a small number if there is enough interest. I would like to see a version for a smal...

In GEAR » ULA Arctic 1000 pack
June 23, 4:04am

Congratulations winners!

In Gear Lists » 2005 Backpacking Light Trip Planning Spreadsheet Contest Entries
June 09, 6:28am

Re: Re: Re: OP sacks on close-out.
Paul, it may very well have been the way I used those saks for my food. I used them alone with no covering and they just didn't last long nor did they stop some Big Sandy Lake (Wind River Mountains...

In GEAR » OP sacks on close-out.
June 09, 6:25am

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