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Steven Hanlon (asciibaron) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me father of two great boys, electronic musician, and avid cyclist. i also backpack. ;)
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Klear Water
i have stopped carrying a mechanical filtration system and use Klear Water instead. it is available direct i have used several pumps and after a long day on the trail...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water purifier or ??
December 29, 12:27pm

what a great thread
i love that everyone has a perma-grin. here's fat Steve back in July atop Clingman's Dome on the AT i'm not THAT huge, it was REALLY windy ;)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ugly Mugs
December 29, 12:25pm

having read the article (wow)...
i have hiked in the night with only the light of a full moon and clear sky. the moonlight was so bright i could not sleep so after laying there for 3 hours i did some quick calculating and figured...

In Philosophy & Technique » Peripheral vision
December 29, 12:01pm

several months later...
went to the doctor and got some x-rays of my foot - two real nice heel spurs. i'm at the point where i can put sustained pressure on the heel, but it still hurts after walking or standing for ...

In Philosophy & Technique » dealing with heel pain
December 29, 11:52am

how to loose the weight?
the OP's comment doesn't make sense. getting out and exercising is part of why i like backpacking, and i lost over 25 pounds in a year as a result. carrying a heavy pack while being overwe...

In Philosophy & Technique » ULers Carrying an Extra 20-40 lbs - WHY?!
August 30, 9:48pm

in the morning, my heel pain is just awful. if i let hot water run on it in the shower, it "loosens up' and i can walk on it. i have a heel cup in my shoe and that seems to be helping. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » dealing with heel pain
August 30, 9:32pm

dealing with heel pain
my left heel will occassionally hurt - not just ache, but transmit the worst pain i've ever felt. i thought it was a heel spur, but it gets better, eventually. anyone have some ways to de...

In Philosophy & Technique » dealing with heel pain
August 28, 12:43pm

nice collection
i'll drink to that (and help make another stove, and another, and another). hehe. i need to find something for winter. the iso is not so good and the white fuel is HEAVY.

In Photo Gallery » Too many stove options-I need to focus.
May 04, 5:42pm

Batona in May?
if you plan on doing the Batona, bring your scuba gear, the swamps will be swampy. this passes right near my in-laws and we have done some day swamping, er hiking and it's interesting. bring ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Black Forest Trail (PA)
May 04, 10:40am

the last season
i recently read "The Last Season" which details the search and background for James Randall Morgenson. this book is full of lessons for anyone who heads into the back country. the key le...

In Philosophy & Technique » Learning from Ken's Ordeal
May 04, 10:30am

All Reader Reviews by Steven Hanlon

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Marmot Precip Jacket Mens
i picked up my Marmot Precip in 2005 from REI for $42.83 - i figured i couldn't go wrong at that price. if it didn't work well for backpacking, i could wear it as a casual jacket. it has b...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 11, 8:13am

McHale 0-Sarc UL
I have the SARC Chasm version and would recommend this pack to anyone who has suffered with ill fitting mass produced packs. It's a tad on the heavy side, but for me, that's not a problem sin...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
April 27, 5:34pm