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John S. (jshann) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me Originally from Louisiana, I enjoyed camping in my Boy Scouting days and eventually became an Eagle Scout. Many years later (2002), I discovered backpacking after going on an REI multisport trip to Alaska. My first backpack was to Grand Canyon, and I was hooked!
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Snowshoes on a plane
What kind of luggage would you use to pack some 25" northern lites snowshoes for an airline flight? I will be snowshoe dayhiking. 1. Duffle and pad the snowshoes with cardboard or other mater...

In GEAR » Snowshoes on a plane
January 12, 5:33pm

Re: Bluffworks Pants (replace BPL Thorofare?) kickstarted
I shoot for less than $50 for pants to hike in. Where is the posted weight of these pants in size medium? It won't match the weight of the thorofare and better hiking pants are already out ther...

In Gear Deals » Bluffworks Pants (replace BPL Thorofare?) kickstarted
January 12, 5:12am

Cookoo Watch

In GEAR » Pebble Smart Watch
January 10, 4:53pm

Re: Terra Nova Laser Ultra 1 - $491
Enormous price ; )

In Gear Deals » Terra Nova Laser Ultra 1 - $491
January 10, 4:34pm

Re: Close Encounters with Hypothermia
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/770542-clinical#showall Mild hypothermia (32-35°C) Between 34°C and 35°C, most people shiver vigorously, usually in all extremities. As the temperature ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Close Encounters with Hypothermia
January 09, 9:57pm

Re: Current state of the research
http://www.wemjournal.org/article/S1080-6032(09)70110-3/fulltext http://www.wemjournal.org/article/S1080-6032(12)00087-7/abstract http://www.wemjournal.org/article/S1080-6032(08)70148-0/fullt...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » over hydration
January 09, 9:07pm

Re: Read the book
Hyponatremia (low blood sodium) is a real clinical condition that kills some marathoners and others. When Noakes mentions electrolyte myths, he is likely talking about the sports drink market. But,...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » over hydration
January 08, 8:08pm

Re: over hydration

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » over hydration
January 08, 5:08pm

Re: Cheap or DIY pulk?
Yep, you don't have to spend alot. In 2007 I used a Paris Glad-A-Boggan sled (2.5 pounds), same pvc pipes, cordage, and regular 1 inch webbing strap for the hipbelt. I also used the same webbin...

In Winter Hiking » Cheap or DIY pulk?
January 02, 5:12pm

Re: huh?
Brett, if you are naked you will sweat at 90 F.

In GEAR » Long sleeve shirt for sun protection
January 01, 6:49pm

All Reader Reviews by John S.

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GoLite Dawn
I have had this pack for several years and have taken it on multiple backpacks ranging from 2 days to 6 days. My pack weights have been over 15 pounds a few times with no problems. The materials and w...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 09, 12:05pm