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John Roan (JRoan) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Up high, with the ancient bristlecones, or deep in a slot canyon.
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What's your favorite backcountry camera?
Please tell me about your go to camera for backpacking, and why you like it... - image quality (not necessarily based on mega pixels) - durability (i.e. shockproof) - weatherproof - optical z...

In GEAR » What's your favorite backcountry camera?
October 19, 7:18pm

Re: tuff enouph
The .6oz is what zpacks uses on their Hexamid tarps and tents. I have the twin version tent, and after about 20 nights of use this summer, I believe it will last a very long time. Just be careful w...

In GEAR » Cuben fiber
October 19, 4:53pm

Re: Ex-Officio Give-N-Go Briefs Review
Ex-Officio boxer briefs are the best I've tried...don't leave home without them!

In Editor's Roundtable » Ex-Officio Give-N-Go Briefs Review
October 19, 1:58pm

Re: Re: Button down shirts? Oui? Non?
Button down shirts are so much more versatile than t-shirts in my opinion. As previously noted, you can roll up the sleeves and un-button when you get hot. You can also button up and roll down the ...

In GEAR » Button down shirts? Oui? Non?
October 19, 10:42am

Re: Cuben fiber
Unless the price of cuben comes way down, I don't think we will be seeing it in the mainstream any time soon. On the positive side, for us MYOG folks, we get something way cooler than the "...

In GEAR » Cuben fiber
October 17, 9:50pm

Re: most comfy foam pad
I've tried from 2.5 inch inflatable BA insulated pads, to GG NigthLight egg crate pads, to 3/8" closed cell foam pads, to 1/4" GG ThinLight pads. What I have determined, at least for ...

In GEAR » most comfy foam pad
October 17, 9:20pm

Re: Re: REI Sale 20% Off
It's hard to find real ultralight stuff at REI, that's for sure...I always go for another pair of ExOfficio boxer briefs. They're not just for hiking any more, but at $25 a n...

In Gear Deals » REI Sale 20% Off
October 15, 2:56pm

Photo Journal of my 7.4lb 3 Season Gear List
If a picture is worth a thousand words then this should be a much more interesting gear list than your typical... check out the entire post at

In On the Web » Photo Journal of my 7.4lb 3 Season Gear List
October 13, 3:39pm

Re: re: cuben pack
Hi Greg, Thanks for the kind words! The bottom is sewn similar a stuff sack, rolled once and triple stitched. Then I square off the corners, again similar to a stuff sack, to give the bottom ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Backpack
October 04, 3:39pm

Re: Cuben
Correct, Joe from ZPacks has been great to work with. Very good customer service! The material is very difficult to cut, but great to fold and sew...much easier than silnylon. As for the lighth...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Backpack
August 11, 3:15pm

All Reader Reviews by John Roan

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Trail Designs Caldera Stove
My rating is actually 4.5 out of 5 (not an option in the drop down box). I...

In Stoves - Alcohol
November 19, 5:35pm

Trail Designs Ti-Tri Inferno
The guys at Trail Designs have built a reputation for themselves by providing innovative products and excellent customer service. Their Caldera Cone system was a revolution in UL wind screen/pot holde...

In Stoves - Other
August 21, 5:35pm