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Steven Hanlon (asciibaron) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mid Atlantic
About Me 2012 trips:

Jan - Northfork Mtn overnighter - 10 miles
Feb - AT Rt40 - Raven Rock overnighter - 28 miles
Mar - AT Rt40 - Raven Rock overnighter - 28 miles
Apr - Dolly Sods - weekender - 25 miles
Jun - Dolly Sods - weekender - 26 miles
Jul - Dolly Sods trail work weekend - 12 miles
Jul - Dolly Sods - weekender - 18
Aug - AT in PA with a friend - 16 miles
Sept - AT Rt40 - Raven Rock overnighter - 28 miles

2013 trips:

Aug - Dolly Sods - weekender with friend - 12 miles
Dec - AT - overnighter from Rt 30 to Birch Run - 17 miles
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All Forum Posts by Steven Hanlon

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Trying something new - trail runners
one of the tips from Mike C's book that i have made my motto is to try something new every time you go out. i find myself experimenting more and more and i have been able to shed some bad habi...

In GEAR » Trying something new - trail runners
July 08, 7:29pm

Tyvek tape - how to store for use?
i am looking switch to Tyvek tape instead of duct tape but am uncertain how to bring this with me. do i wrap it around my hiking pole like i have done with the duct tape?

In GEAR » Tyvek tape - how to store for use?
July 05, 4:05pm

my first tent 30 years ago was a Eureka A frame it had a mesh door and a mesh rear window. that sucker was hot all year round. my current tent is mostly netting - not because i want to keep the b...

In Chaff » New Indicator Species?
June 26, 2:04pm

pretty much all solo now
i can only manage 2-3 days once a month and at this point in my "career" i am mainly going solo. i stay in the WV/VA/MD/PA area - anything within 4 hours of home is fair game. down un...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » how many of you do solo trips?
June 26, 1:25pm

this may sound silly, but in all my years of hiking and backpacking, i have never had GORP. i typically have honey roasted peanuts, a snickers bar, or nacho cheese pretzel combos (my favorite). s...

In Philosophy & Technique » GORP
June 25, 8:19am

the old AT
it's sad we have to consider an era when the AT wasn't a scene. i do recall the AT in the 70's as a kid. my parents had me all over the place on day hikes. when i visited Clingman...

In Chaff » Trail Magic definition... diluted?
June 22, 12:20pm

Big Blue
to by-pass a good deal of the AT feed zones, people have started to opt out of the AT and jump on the Tuscarora Trail aka Big Blue. much less traveled and in places, you are all alone. kinda ...

In Chaff » Trail Magic definition... diluted?
June 22, 10:47am

this is what is happening

In Chaff » Trail Magic definition... diluted?
June 22, 7:38am

metered water/meals
is it really magic if the person is dishing out a specific amount - "here is your 1/2 liter of water and one cookie, move along, need some for the next guy." the real magic is when som...

In Chaff » Trail Magic definition... diluted?
June 21, 11:43am

a buddy of mine
y'all might like this sum sumthin a buddy of mine cooked up: Hedflux - Revolve

In Chaff » House and Techno Ultralighters
June 20, 5:55pm

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