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Steven Hanlon (asciibaron) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mid Atlantic
About Me father of two great boys, electronic musician, and avid cyclist. i also backpack. ;)
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All Forum Posts by Steven Hanlon

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Still waiting on the maps, maybe in today's postal delivery... From what I have managed to find on-line, it looks like the western portions of the trails (west of the parkway) are much less tra...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Harriman State Park overnighter
July 11, 7:22am

Re: Re: How light is light?
Posted 07/10/2014 11:39:34 MDT by Piper S. (sbhikes) I decided a used yogurt container was lighter than a plastic bowl dedicated to the job and that I really didn't need a separate cup or mu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How light is light?
July 10, 12:39pm

thanks :)
Thanks for the info Bob. I have been looking at the "overview map" and there are plenty of possibilities for some good weekend adventures. the place seems large enough for a 4-5 day cir...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Harriman State Park overnighter
July 10, 7:43am

looks like a fun trip. the last mile is tough - it means the trip is over :(

In Post-Trip Reports » Got Our Fix
July 09, 8:05am

Harriman State Park overnighter
This past weekend I did a trip to Dolly Sods in West Virginia. As much as I love Dolly Sods, the 5+ hour trip has kept me from getting out there. When I was in the Baltimore area it took 3.5 hour...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Harriman State Park overnighter
July 08, 1:28pm

weight of a knot
i'm sitting here with my tarp prepping it for an upcoming trip and can't help but wonder how much all these knots in the guylines weigh. have i just crossed into some OCD land or am i as...

In Philosophy & Technique » weight of a knot
April 16, 6:37pm

my solution
my son's backpack is made for a hydration bladder and doesn't have a place that can accommodate a water bottle easily reached without assistance. my solution was to make a pocket out of a ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Cargo pocket water flask?
April 16, 5:52pm

Re: Re: Feeling safe and secure
Piper S. wrote: "Wanting to become an avid backpacker is not the same thing as being one. Wanting to want something isn't the same thing as actually wanting it. I suggest that if you...

In Philosophy & Technique » helping girlfriend reduce weight - personal fears
January 08, 9:33am

Re: Re: Re: helping girlfriend reduce weight - personal fears
"Then I realized you were talking about PACK weight......" hahaha. yes, her pack weight. and it's more about choices of what to bring along. she hasn't made the connection t...

In Philosophy & Technique » helping girlfriend reduce weight - personal fears
October 09, 8:12am

she is embarrassed that her gear is big, heavy, and not really for backpacking. i have tried to make her less self conscience of the gear and make it more about getting out and having a good time ...

In Philosophy & Technique » helping girlfriend reduce weight - personal fears
October 09, 7:52am

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