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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
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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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

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

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

Re: Neato...
that is really cool - reminds me of an old coleman propane camp stove we used in Boy Scouts back in the late 70's early 80's. keeping the flame enclosed should really reduce the amount of fuel ...

In GEAR » Neato...
August 04, 8:39am

Re: Re: What is winehiking?
i think i was either with David and didn't know it or had a parallel conversation around a fire drinking the 2 buck chunk and coming to the same conclusion. who needs a water filter when you hav...

In On the Web » What is winehiking?
July 27, 9:12am

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