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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: Winter Expedition Race Gear List
1. Neoprene overboots instead of NEOS? (easier to run in) 2. Gossamer Gear nightlight torso plus full length thinlight (~6 oz) OR full length nightlight instead of MH pad? 3. Integral Designs Eve...

In Gear Lists » Winter Expedition Race Gear List
November 13, 7:11pm

Re: How do you signal without a mirror?
HAM radio.

In Philosophy & Technique » How do you signal without a mirror?
November 13, 6:35pm

Re: Re: Re: is a bivy neccessary
Johnathan, less guyline maybe but not necessarily less stakes. You can put up a tarp with four stakes. Scott, that 5 oz bivy will cost nearly double what the gatewood cape will cost, unless you ...

In GEAR » is a bivy neccessary
November 12, 3:56am

Re: Supermarket Boil 'n Bag Meal Zip Locks
I haven't found the need for anything more than Walmart quart freezer bags. For me the gussetted bottom might make it harder to get at that last morsel of ramen : ).

In Make Your Own Gear » Supermarket Boil 'n Bag Meal Zip Locks
November 12, 3:44am

Re: Oware CatPoncho
I must have missed the warning....what was said?

In GEAR » Oware CatPoncho
November 11, 3:41am

Re: 3 gm, 9" Titanium bike spokes: What to use for?
They have been used to make pot supports for cooking kits.

In Make Your Own Gear » 3 gm, 9" Titanium bike spokes: What to use for?
November 11, 3:36am

Re: optimizing backpacking menu
My backpacking food philosophy is to simply find foods you don't easily tire of and don't go hungry. Unless you are doing multi-week hikes, I see no purpose in doing more than that.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » optimizing backpacking menu
November 10, 4:20am

Re: Re: Neck Lanyard
A different exercise: What gear would you want accessible, without needing to get into your pack, in the situations below? 1. Survival situations (i.e., separation from pack, life-threatening...

In GEAR » Neck Lanyard
November 09, 6:23pm

Re: Your questions needed for new BPL column
What foot care and sock strategies work for long distance hiking or long mileage days in a weekend hike? What morning, daytime, and after-hike routines work for prevention of blisters, excessive sw...

In Philosophy & Technique » Your questions needed for new BPL column
November 08, 11:00am

Re: Casio Pathfinder watch vs others
I don't have any of them, but would never buy that overpriced watch over a suunto vector which can be had for nearly half that price. Suunto quality is tops from everything I have read.

In GEAR » Casio Pathfinder watch vs others
November 08, 7:44am

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