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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. ;)
CityPhiladelphia
StatePA
My Website URLhttp://asciibaron.hopto.org
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All Forum Posts by Steven Hanlon

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which reminds me...
i better check to make sure my wife sent that out...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Klearwater substitute
May 01, 11:52am

no books...
when i was in college a group of us in the dorm decided to do a 3 day trip on the Link Trail in PA not far from our campus. one of the guy's pack weighed a ton. the first evening he setup his...

In Philosophy & Technique » College Outdoor Rec Programs
April 30, 10:59am

awesome!
i decided to place a call to Xinix and left a message. Peter called me back and i have 2 bottles of Klearwater on the way. no substitute needed!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Klearwater substitute
April 23, 12:17pm

Klearwater substitute
while reviewing my gear for an upcoming trip i saw my last bottle of Klearwater is about empty (still yellow after a year in the fridge!). i quick search of the archives told me the reason i w...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Klearwater substitute
April 23, 11:54am

wet weather and snow
i'm wondering how you intend to use your system after a few days of rain has soaked the fuel supply. in snow, this might be an even larger hurdle to overcome. i'm guessing about the tree ...

In Philosophy & Technique » My not -so -light cook sysem and how I build a fire
April 23, 10:48am

bandanna
i find that a bandanna is too quickly saturated, and even after wringing, it looses it's ability to wick and hold liquids. maybe it's just the wicked thin ones i bought in a 5 pack years a...

In Multiple Use Gear » bandanna/packtowel-whats best?
April 22, 12:40pm

rattlers and looking down
back in August of 2007, i was hiking to Half Moon Mt. from Big Schloss in Virginia. near the intersection of the Mill Mt trail and the Tuscarora Trail there is an abandoned plane beacon site. i d...

In Chaff » When/How did you stop looking down?
April 22, 7:51am

music
i brought my iPod with me on one solo trip - i will never do it again. i felt removed from my setting, so much so, i got paranoid that i would not be alert if danger presented itself.

In Philosophy & Technique » Music and Backpacking
April 21, 11:47am

the loss of "winging it"
being able to afford new stuff is a problem, but for me, it was no longer just "making do" with what i had on hand, i could go out and buy purpose specific items. i blame Madison Ave for...

In Philosophy & Technique » WHY?
April 21, 11:28am

Re: WHY?
after suffering over a roller coaster of hills on the AT in the pouring rain one trip, i took refuge in the dry comfort of a shelter. since i was cold and wet and tired, i sat in a daze for about ...

In Philosophy & Technique » WHY?
April 21, 10:50am

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