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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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Fire Road 75 is open!
just spoke with Bonnie and Fire Road 75 opened today. of course it was just in time for the rain this weekend. see you all there!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Long weekend in Dolly Sods
April 16, 1:12pm

REI experience...
there is a new REI closer to my house, but i prefer to drive the extra distance to the original area REI because of the OP's experience. i see a clear difference in the knowledge of the staff ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Interesting Shoe Buying Experience -- REI vs Sports Chalet
April 12, 7:18am

BPA hysteria aside, i love that a product that served well for years all the sudden is the debel and needs replacing post haste. i have yet to see a study that proves BPA exposure from a water bot...

In GEAR » You stink, Nalgene!
April 01, 6:37pm

Re: Re: elephants in the pack
"I don't think a scale is required to make a 30% pack weight adjustment on 11lbs. I would think just listed specs would be adequate at that resolution." what are the specs for a Mc...

In GEAR » Asked about backpacking gear
March 30, 5:25pm

elephants in the pack
here were my three heaviest items.. Sleeping Bag Marmot Sawtooth 57.50 Backpack McHale Chasm 64.00 Tent Big Agnes Sarvis eVent 1 52....

In GEAR » Asked about backpacking gear
March 30, 12:14pm

the point
my point about getting a scale was that weight is a very important consideration and that should be part of the purchasing decision. it weighs X and provides Y utility, is that utility worth the we...

In GEAR » Asked about backpacking gear
March 30, 5:56am

the link doesn't work and i couldn't find it on the site.

In Gear Deals » titanium 2L pot
March 30, 5:35am

Fire good!
http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/media/books/Burning-Men.html interesting article.

In Chaff » Fire good!
March 29, 1:19pm

other's experience
Chris - why do you bring what you do and own what you own? you have benefited from the experiences of others in that your mindset is one of reducing weight. for those, like my buddy, who don&#...

In GEAR » Asked about backpacking gear
March 29, 12:42pm

Re: Re: SOS
"3 tweety birds ;)" i tawt i taw a puddy tat.

In Philosophy & Technique » emergency whistle sounds just like a bird call ...
March 29, 12:02pm

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