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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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Modifying headlamp strap?
Has anybody ever figured out where to cut the strap on say a Princeton Tec Eos so that strap could be made removable and possibly replaced with something lighter? The closing pieces may have to be ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modifying headlamp strap?
December 06, 9:04am

Re: Cheap 600ml Pot
Is the can aluminum? Test with a magnet..if the magnet doesn't stick it's aluminum.

In GEAR » Cheap 600ml Pot
December 04, 6:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Pulk specs

In Winter Hiking » Pulk Sled
December 01, 9:07pm

Re: Staying on topic
My three favs for 2006: 1. Golite Hut 1 2. Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso 3. Montane Lightspeed windshirt

In Editor's Roundtable » 2006 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 01, 11:32am

Re: Additional Artic 1000 Info
At this point I'm beginning to doubt it will be seen on this website and may be in a book or other paper publication. Some of it has already been published in British magazines so someone posted, b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Additional Artic 1000 Info
November 30, 3:05pm

Re: Pulk specs
What are the sled dimensions? Smaller one? 27.5" x 19.75" x 6" 10.5-gallon capacity

In Winter Hiking » Pulk Sled
November 30, 11:47am

Re: high loft hats/balaclavas
Any high loft head covering not attached to your overlying or underlying clothing will tend to not turn completely with you when you turn at night, or that has been my experience with the Nunatak d...

In GEAR » high loft hats/balaclavas
November 29, 8:45am

Re: Sleeping Pad as Backpac frame
Robin, I have been using the GG Nightlight torso for over a year in my Golite Dawn and like it as a back pad in the pack. I put my pad in first against the back, then put my liner in with gear insi...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad as Backpac frame
November 29, 8:40am

Sevylor Trail Boat
$51.70 plus shipping, with google checkout at

In Gear Deals » Sevylor Trail Boat
November 29, 8:32am

Boot volume
Do you think the NEOS overshoes will fit within the allowable volume in the straps?

In Editor's Roundtable » Yowie Snowshoes REVIEW
November 27, 8:02pm

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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