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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
CityPhiladelphia
StatePA
My Website URLhttp://asciibaron.dyndns.org

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All Forum Posts by Steven Hanlon

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Re: double the fun
"redundancy is not UL, nor is bringing a repair kit ... but as you found out, if something goes wrong, youll be glad to have it" why is bringing a repair kit not UL? there is a diff...

In GEAR » It happened...the dreaded flat pad at 2AM (Exped SynMat UL7)
March 26, 11:10am

winter hat with built-in phones
my wife bought me a winter hat with built in headphones. works great, but sucks in the summer :)

In GEAR » Comfortable Headphones to Sleep With??
March 26, 9:54am

double up
thinking out loud here: maybe folding a RidgeRest in half doubling it up for the torso area and using the pack for the legs might work and save weight without the need for the air pad and repair...

In GEAR » It happened...the dreaded flat pad at 2AM (Exped SynMat UL7)
March 26, 9:48am

Re: Re: Re: Backpacking Light from a parallel universe
"That site looks way more promising than this one. I'm switching." was it the New technology section wasn't it.

In Chaff » Backpacking Light from a parallel universe
March 26, 7:14am

Tips book
Mike's book has been a great addition to my library, some excellent tips and many that you know but have never considered because, well, you never really were forced to think about them :) t...

In Gear Lists » Please pick apart my list! =)
March 26, 6:49am

cultish
it seems Ray developed a bit of a cult for a bit and in reading the book more, it seems that is exactly what he was after, a subset of backpackers that subscribed to his methods and motives, withou...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Beyond Backpacking
March 26, 5:37am

messing about
i have a Granite Gear compression stuff sack that is much easier to work with, so that will be used instead. i don't like depending on just the pack liner to protect the contents of the backpa...

In GEAR » Mountain Hardware Phantom
March 26, 5:18am

Crush proof
I have damaged many sets of glasses and I require something that will help stop me from breaking them when I lay on my pack and put all the weight on the glasses :)

In GEAR » lightweight eyeglasses case?
March 25, 10:14pm

Megalith
Price is a consideration for me, the phantom 32 will work just fine for a majority of my 3 season trips. The MH stuff sack weighs 1.1 ounce. Removing one of the string and spring clip saves .4 ...

In GEAR » Mountain Hardware Phantom
March 25, 10:08pm

Perfection?
Basing a claim on junk science doesn't give confidence to other aspects of the information presented. I have dismissed quite a few of Ray's ideas because he is speaking from emotion and no...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Beyond Backpacking
March 25, 9:25pm

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