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Steven Hanlon (asciibaron) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mid Atlantic
About Me father of two great boys, electronic musician, and avid cyclist. i also backpack. ;)
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All Forum Posts by Steven Hanlon

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you don't bother to take it off when you stop for a potty break.

In GEAR » You know that your gear is light enough when...
July 09, 6:40am

not for nothing but...
i found myself going back to the old school closed cell RidgeRest pad. nothing to inflate once in camp, nothing to deflate at 2am, and it's light. sure it takes up some space, but it's ve...

In GEAR » Self Inflating pad vs manual inflation
July 08, 8:09pm

REI Sahara...
i'm a big fan of the REI Sahara converts, but i do not like the current style with the separate belt for back country use. i usually start my morning with the legs on and then remove them as t...

In GEAR » pants vs shorts vs convertibles
July 08, 8:02pm

duct tape is bad - tyvek tape is good
i just spent the better part of an hour removing the dried out 5 foot piece of duct tape i had wrapped around my hiking pole. well, part of it was dried out and part of it was welded together; it ...

In GEAR » Tyvek tape - how to store for use?
July 08, 7:38pm

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

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