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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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Re: what size tarp negates use of bivy? and other interesting questions :)
1. For flat tarp most might say 8 x 10. A few might go for 9 x 7. 2. Any size shaped tarp with full coverage low-ish to ground that gives you enough room to sleep.

In Philosophy & Technique » what size tarp negates use of bivy? and other interesting questions :)
July 07, 9:03pm

Re: Help me beat dead horse...rain jacket ponderings
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In GEAR » Help me beat dead horse...rain jacket ponderings
July 06, 8:09pm

Re: JMT speed record attempt
Good luck Ralph!

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » JMT speed record attempt
July 05, 8:14pm

Re: Re: Re: 10 years on the run from the FBI on the AT - Bismarck
No, probably more like a Scott Peterson...or Drew Peterson.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 10 years on the run from the FBI on the AT - Bismarck
July 04, 3:35pm

Re: Low cost Sleeping bag alternatives
Depends on overnight expected lows.

In GEAR » Low cost Sleeping bag alternatives
June 30, 1:08pm

Re: Bikepacking shorts with chamois
Thanks for the comments. I did the Katy Trail Ride last week with mileages from 37 to 69+ over 5 days. I ended up going with tri shorts (worn under baggy short) from STP, Canary brand that did good...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bikepacking shorts with chamois
June 29, 3:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Difficulty swallowing
It could be psychogenic, one of the causes. But that is a diagnosis made after a minimum workup to exclude structural causes. Some persons may have psychogenic issues on top of structural causes if...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Difficulty swallowing
June 29, 9:59am

Re: Difficulty swallowing
Your friend needs to see a gastroenterologist. Don't stop trying until you get in to see that specialist. Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) is common and GI docs are the best choice to try to f...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Difficulty swallowing
June 29, 4:54am

Re: Can I bring Anker Astro Mini on airplane?
It should be fine. Their battery stuff is not clear but does not apply to small electronics.

In GEAR » Can I bring Anker Astro Mini on airplane?
June 28, 8:10pm

Re: BG and the Demise of BPL
Reminds me of the time I was kicked out of the BPL yahoo group back in 2004 ; ).

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BG and the Demise of BPL
June 17, 6:24pm

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