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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
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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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

thousands of records
as a former rave dj, like in a warehouse at 4am, i had to haul around records, lots of records. i never knew if i was spinning for an hour, two hours, or 6 hours. and i had no idea what the crowd...

In Chaff » House and Techno Ultralighters
June 20, 5:47pm

i'm not looking to score this in three days, rather my packing has made me realize i could shed 2+ pounds without much effort. i'm ALMOST an UL backpacker ;) another McHale pack for a f...

In GEAR » looking for an UL backpack
June 20, 2:40pm

Cocoon UL pillow
i have settled on the Cocoon UL air pillow in a Thermarest pillow case with my pants stuffed in. the pants bulk up the height and the air pillow allows me to adjust the firmness for side sleeping....

In GEAR » Pillow woes
June 20, 11:53am

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