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John Roan (JRoan) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Vegas
About Me Up high, with the ancient bristlecones, or deep in a slot canyon.
CityLas Vegas
StateNV
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.MountainUltraLight.com
My PDF Gear ListCouples 3 season list

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All Forum Posts by John Roan

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Rain Jacket Multiple Use Gear?
Us ul hikers are an interesting bunch...always thinking. It takes allot of dumb ideas before we come up with a good one. So check this out... I recently went from hiking with a wind shirt and um...

In Multiple Use Gear » Rain Jacket Multiple Use Gear?
April 20, 4:19pm

Nutrition Planning - low weight + balanced diet
Yes, nutrition is fascinating. While our bodies are capable of getting us through adverse conditions, good nutrition and hydration are what keeps us feeling our best. Mark, I definitely agree w...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nutrition Planning - low weight + balanced diet
March 20, 9:33pm

Nutrition Planning
Brad, good point on the protein. I'm working on adding it to my calculations. This will help me ensure I have good balance of calories from carbs, fat, and protein. There's a great artic...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nutrition Planning - low weight + balanced diet
March 19, 10:32am

Nutrition Planning - low weight + balanced diet
My wife and I are backpacking the PCT section A in a couple of weeks. It seems that we tend to focus on gear, gear, gear in these forums. While that describes me perfectly, I recently have been foc...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nutrition Planning - low weight + balanced diet
March 18, 4:57pm

Re: PCT Section A transportation?
We called Warner Springs Ranch and they agreed to post a note we sent them to see if anyone there is interested in making a few bucks to give us a ride to Campo. If we can't find someone to...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » PCT Section A transportation?
February 27, 12:23pm

PCT Section A transportation?
My wife and I are hiking section A of the PCT the first week in April. The plan is to park at Warner Springs Ranch, find a way to Campo, then hike back the 110 miles. Warner Springs is a tiny l...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » PCT Section A transportation?
February 25, 9:24am

Pacific Crest Trail Atlas
Has anyone used Blackwoods Press Pacific Crest Trail Atlas? http://www.blackwoodspress.com/pct/atlas/ Looks like a very well thought out, complete guide, but I am wondering how accurate it is?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pacific Crest Trail Atlas
February 07, 9:42am

Re: Spinntwin
I second the SpinnTwinn. I have a Refuge-X at a similar weight, but I prefer the SpinnTwinn for its huge size and lack of condensation. I've been in some pretty nasty rain/wind storms with no b...

In GEAR » GG The One - Photos?
February 03, 4:29pm

Re: Rain Jacket decision
Well wifey liked the Essence, although she only wore it for the first half hour or so when the temp was in the low 40's, then on breaks. I think we'll modify it to eliminate the breast pock...

In GEAR » What's your favorite rain jacket?
February 02, 10:50am

Rain Jacket decision
I decided to try the Marmot Essence. We just picked one up on clearance at REI for my wife for $94.93. I ordered one for myself at REI outlet as well. Her size L jacket (a bit large for her, bu...

In GEAR » What's your favorite rain jacket?
January 30, 2:58pm

All Reader Reviews by John Roan

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Trail Designs Caldera Stove
My rating is actually 4.5 out of 5 (not an option in the drop down box). I...

In Stoves - Alcohol
November 19, 5:35pm

Trail Designs Ti-Tri Inferno
The guys at Trail Designs have built a reputation for themselves by providing innovative products and excellent customer service. Their Caldera Cone system was a revolution in UL wind screen/pot holde...

In Stoves - Other
August 21, 5:35pm