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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
My PDF Gear ListShoulder Season Tent and Tarp

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All Forum Posts by Steven Hanlon

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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

Re: McHale Pack
i absolutely love the McHale pack - i bought it as part of a semi-custom sale he had and it was totally worth the money - very solid construction. much better fit than the Osprey i was using. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » getting motivated...
April 21, 10:26am

motiv8
after a bad trip in July 2006 and the miserable Aug 2007 trip, i no longer backpack in those months in my area (Mid-Atlantic). for me, backpacking is a way to escape my everyday and enjoy the outd...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » getting motivated...
April 21, 9:06am

getting motivated...
i was averaging a backpacking trip one weekend a month in 2005 and 2006, both solo and with a small group. the group was slowly reduced to a core of four. i was backpacking so much i ordered ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » getting motivated...
April 21, 6:25am

silk underwear
i'm going to order the Terramar and see how that works on my February trip. it will probably be 70 or -2 - i live in Maryland. -Steve

In Philosophy & Technique » sleepwear
January 23, 8:46am

Re: this is BPL, not 'sustainable-BP"
i just composed an email to a local boy scout leader offering several pieces of gear i have no intention on using again that have seen little use. i try to limit my purchases to replace itmes ...

In Philosophy & Technique » I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
January 22, 8:33pm

sleepwear
i can not sleep in my pants i've worn all day that have mud and trail gunk on them. i typically wear a lightweight t shirt and my briefs. i find that in the course of the night, my sleeping b...

In Philosophy & Technique » sleepwear
January 22, 7:04pm

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

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