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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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All Forum Posts by John S.

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Re: Lightest knife to baton small pieces of wood?
This thread might give ideas.

In GEAR » Lightest knife to baton small pieces of wood?
March 16, 6:53pm

Re: Tent
Sean, I am betting no spreader since he is guying the peaks out also.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Silpoly Solo Tent
March 15, 9:26pm

Re: best pack towel?
I thought it was your pee bottle or sumthin

In GEAR » best pack towel?
March 15, 4:10pm

Re: Guadalupe Mountains National Park
With two cars Day 1: McKittrick TH to Mescalaro CG Day 2: Mescalaro CG to Dog Canyon (water) to Blue Ridge OR Bush Mountain CG Day 3: Out to Pine Springs TH

In Pre-Trip Planning » Guadalupe Mountains National Park
March 15, 2:17pm

Re: Costco microfiber no good
I'm headed for Nepal soon (dayhiking) and will try Ben's cotton hand towel, measuring about 15" x 26", 3.5 oz. May bring my backup Walmart towel too.

In GEAR » best pack towel?
March 15, 9:47am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Muskox Socks
But Dan I am having fun researching it ; ). The claim may be based in relative weights. "Eight times warmer than sheep wool by ...

In GEAR » Cold sleeper - what to do?
March 14, 11:42am

Re: Muskox Socks
The 8 times warmer claim may originate out of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, or is being propagated by them ; ).

In GEAR » Cold sleeper - what to do?
March 14, 10:56am

Re: Re: Re: Muskox Socks
"The fine Qiviut fiber has good tensile strength, but does not hold up well under friction. This is why the Co-Op does not make socks, gloves or mittens."

In GEAR » Cold sleeper - what to do?
March 14, 8:04am

Re: EDC camera
According to my snooping around, you won't beat the deal on the Canon Powershot S110. Others might be Nikon Coolpix P340 Leica C Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

In Photography » EDC camera
March 13, 4:55pm

Re: Polycryo Elesticated Backpack cover :)
Looks good. In prolonged rain, the pack will still get wet from seeping in from the exposed portion.

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycryo Elesticated Backpack cover :)
March 12, 8:57am

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