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Steven Hanlon (asciibaron) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mid Atlantic
About Me 2012 trips:

Jan - Northfork Mtn overnighter - 10 miles
Feb - AT Rt40 - Raven Rock overnighter - 28 miles
Mar - AT Rt40 - Raven Rock overnighter - 28 miles
Apr - Dolly Sods - weekender - 25 miles
Jun - Dolly Sods - weekender - 26 miles
Jul - Dolly Sods trail work weekend - 12 miles
Jul - Dolly Sods - weekender - 18
Aug - AT in PA with a friend - 16 miles
Sept - AT Rt40 - Raven Rock overnighter - 28 miles

2013 trips:

Aug - Dolly Sods - weekender with friend - 12 miles
Dec - AT - overnighter from Rt 30 to Birch Run - 17 miles
CityPhiladelphia
StatePA
My Website URLhttp://asciibaron.hopto.org
My PDF Gear ListShoulder Season Tent and Tarp

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All Forum Posts by Steven Hanlon

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hippies and UL
i have often wondered how those who care deeply about the environment reconcile owning the equipment they carry while backpacking. i love the environment - i work for my state's Dept. of Natur...

In Philosophy & Technique » I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
January 22, 4:52pm

sleepwear
i went out on an overnight trip this past weekend with my 15 degree Marmot down bag. the overnight low was in the teens and i woke up in the middle of the night, as i do many a night, clammy. in ...

In Philosophy & Technique » sleepwear
January 22, 2:43pm

trail names...
are earned, not given. luckily, i have yet to earn one - i've been close, but nothing yet... -Steve

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiker Trail Name
January 05, 8:28pm

misuse of trails
when i'm on a trail that is for hikers only and come across a biker or horseback rider, i will stop them, take out my map and act lost. i start off by suggesting that i thought i was here (poi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Etiquette ?
January 05, 1:22pm

lessons learned
2006 was my first year of serious backpacking - i did some trips in college and scouts, but they were more of social adventures in the woods using backpacks to carry the goods 2 miles into the wild...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lessons learned in 2006?
January 05, 12:52pm

my methods
my current system uses a 2 liter Platypus bladder, a 1 liter Platypus bladder, and a Platypus drinking tube assembly and extra cap. in freezing temps i use a 1 liter Lexan Nalgene bottle instead o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What hydration system do you use?
December 28, 1:29pm

Code tutor
i'm into ham radio and i bring along a Morse Code tutor when i solo. it weighs 8 ounces and gives me something to do once it gets dark and i climb into my sleeping bag. at some point i'll inves...

In Gear Lists » Packing List Oddities
October 11, 7:17am

SUL?
talk about "skin-in" weight - why not hike naked. a pair of UL wool socks and some UL shoes and just a wedding band - maybe a bandana for those awkward rest stop meets. you could save 2-3 pound...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Damn heavy wedding band
October 11, 7:07am

kharma
i had a hardy laugh at your misfortune. well, kharma has bit me in the backside - my wife left a message yesterday morning on my cellphone informing me that the upstairs toilet overflowed and floo...

In Philosophy & Technique » So everytime I go on a solo trip...
October 10, 1:04pm

packing a sleeping bag
the forecast for an upcoming trip is telling me it's time for the 3 season down bag. it's a Marmot Sawtooth and weighs an unmodest 3 pounds. previously i got burned by not having it in a waterpro...

In Philosophy & Technique » packing a sleeping bag
October 06, 8:30pm

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