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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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All Forum Posts by John S.

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Re: Re: Lets rely on science
As far as protein goes, I'd shoot for 15% in my diet and try to get a complete protein in the food choices. I'd like to see references stating that the simple/complex carb dogma is not valid for...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Diet for High Mileage Long Hikes
May 22, 12:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Water bottles
Gossamer Gear doesn't sell propel water bottles. They are in grocery stores. They must be made by Gatorade. Gatorade bottles will work too. The newer bottles have ...

In GEAR » Water bottles
May 21, 5:39am

Re: Water bottles Scroll down to water bottle holders. has instructions for making the shoulder strap holders too.

In GEAR » Water bottles
May 20, 11:13am

Re: Another Thought: Bugs and Tarping
DEET will destroy the fabric. It is made to go on skin. Use Permethrin instead.

In GEAR » Another Thought: Bugs and Tarping
May 19, 8:10am

Re: Golite Hut 1 Spotlite Review
Mike, I was on a 16 person backpack and we had to cram into a small campsite. People were pitching tents in the trail it was so crowded. My front guyline was crossing a path that everyone was going...

In GEAR » Golite Hut Spotlite Review
May 18, 6:29pm

Golite Hut 1 Spotlite Review
Good review. Two things I have discovered are: 1. It can be pitched with 5 stakes (3 stakes at head end, 2 stakes at foot end) . The foot end is elevated by going inside and jamming the handle e...

In GEAR » Golite Hut Spotlite Review
May 17, 6:54pm

Re: Knobstone Thru hike thoughts. Wet feet all day on a flat trail in non-waterproof shoes might be fine. If it looks like you may be facing wet feet all day on difficult uneven terrrain (not flat trail), ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cutting Tounges From Shoes
May 15, 8:52am

Re: Gatewood Cape ??'s
You can always get condensation with a single wall shelter if it is fully closed. Just like you can always get condensation on the inner fly of a double wall shelter if its closed up in bad weather.

In GEAR » Gatewood Cape ??'s
May 12, 8:10am

Google Ads?
I am seeing google ads on the bpl site. Is that new or is my browser freaking out?

In Chaff » Google Ads?
May 10, 7:35am

Re: Canyoneering Shoe Dilemma
Did you see the talk about the Timberland Delerion Pro shoe? It seems to have a tight weaved "mesh" that was said to keep out sand fairly well. I don't have the link handy.

In GEAR » Canyoneering shoe
May 09, 11:25am

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