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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: GoLite Reed rainpants?
Ben, In a later post, Ryan said they all used Montane Featherlite pants (pertex microlite) and not the Montbells....on second look I might have that backwards.

In GEAR » WP/B pant recommendations
October 09, 8:10am

Re: Re: GoLite Reed rainpants?
What is also interesting is the arctic 1000 guys didn't want alchemy 2 for pants but did want it for their rain jacket, or at least Ryan did.

In GEAR » WP/B pant recommendations
October 08, 4:33pm

Re: Help finding article

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Help finding article
October 06, 11:03am

re: family and kids line
funny schtuff

In Winter Hiking » Winter tent stakes
October 05, 10:08am

My 4 cents:
David L., I think it means the tablet itself burns completely and leaves no ash. I am betting it will still leave the black junk on your pot. I expect the tablet to work just like hexamine becau...

In GEAR » FireLite tablets
October 03, 8:05am

Re: Re: Re: SMD niche
Come to think about it, I don't even know which shleter he was talking I need a nap.

In GEAR » New SMD shelters
September 30, 5:59pm

Re: SMD niche
John Carter, why isn't the gossamer gear spinnshelter the lightest fully enclosed shelter for foul weather conditions at 9 oz?

In GEAR » New SMD shelters
September 30, 10:35am

Re: Is Wool in ?
Wool has been in for awhile. Some do think it feels warmer next to skin. Many do recommend it.

In GEAR » Is Wool in ?
September 30, 10:26am

Re: Balaclava
Some report windstopper as affecting hearing too. WindPro is said not to affect hearing.

In GEAR » Balaclava
September 29, 7:57am

Re: Fall Clearance at
Why does it have that code at the end? I ask because the same area can be reached at

In Gear Deals » Fall Clearance at
September 29, 7:54am

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