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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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Cooking in tent
The ID tents are known to be best in four season conditions, exactly the conditions where many definitely are going to be cooking and using candle lanterns inside the tent. Of course that's just my...

In GEAR » ID eVent tents pulled from the market!?
February 17, 6:59pm

To Patrick Baker
Patrick, I do know of at least one person who melted their plastic while using the bakepacker (a no-no) with the coleman ultralight. Now their stove will not compact down like it is supposed to.

In Editor's Roundtable » What kind of stove do YOU use for lightweight backpacking?
February 16, 11:57am

Terminology confusion
As a new person to these sorts of stoves, I find the terminology being used to describe them very confusing. The title calls the coleman extreme stove a liquid fuel stove, and Roger says he uses it...

In GEAR » MSR Simmerlite vs. Coleman Xtreme
February 15, 9:33pm

Reply to Cola
Cola, thanks for responding. Under the "Preparing Maps" section, my interpretation of the second paragraph shows the following numbers for paper size and scale (no borders): 8.5 x 11.0 inch pape...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight GPS / Mapping Software Navigation Systems
February 15, 9:49am

I bought the TA
The materials are good like you say, but at 12 oz and with extra features, there isn't much loft. I'm not sure I'll backpack with it, but like it for around town.

In GEAR » EMS Syn insulated jackets
February 02, 8:43am

Map question
Alan, In your article I read "When printed on letter sized paper an area of 5.5 by 7.25 miles is shown for the 7.5 minute USGS series, while an area of 11.5 by 14.5 miles is shown for the 100...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight GPS / Mapping Software Navigation Systems
January 15, 1:49am

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

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

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