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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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All Forum Posts by Steven Hanlon

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April 15th
the gate is scheduled to open on April 15th. i'm planning a weekend trip for April 20-22, if anyone would like to join me, you are more than welcome, be ready to get wet :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Long weekend in Dolly Sods
March 29, 11:19am

if the content is topical for posting the teaser, then why not just post the content? i could see if it were filled with images and data plots, but then why not submit it as an article for the sit...

In Chaff » Forums and Blogs
March 29, 8:41am

3 blasts
yes, 3 blasts (not SOS) is how the Boy Scouts are taught and it is what i listen for. SOS in Morse code would be (dit dit dit) (dah dah dah) (dit dit dit), 3 blasts is much quicker and easier esp....

In Philosophy & Technique » emergency whistle sounds just like a bird call ...
March 29, 8:37am

a simple bandana works. i take only from sources that are flowing at a high rate. i will wait for an disturbed debris or soil to clear before i attempt take water.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Quest. for Chlorine Diox. users.
March 29, 8:31am

Asked about backpacking gear
a buddy asked me about backpacking the AT and what gear he would need. i told him the first thing to buy was a scale. he looked at me very confused and asked "why would i need a scale in the...

In GEAR » Asked about backpacking gear
March 29, 6:47am

Re: Canister Refiller -- WARNING
The hose is the safety as it was pop before the can ;)

In GEAR » Canister Refiller -- WARNING
March 28, 2:01pm

clear plastic tubing for a pressurized application, i'll take 3!

In GEAR » Canister Refiller -- WARNING
March 28, 10:52am

UL setup...
a simple corncob and an ounce of tobacco in a ziploc. you can use a stick as a tamper :)

In Chaff » smoking pipe
March 27, 8:59pm

what is a Hunger Games?

In Chaff » Dear Chris Wallace, prepare for the Influx of fanatic tweens
March 27, 1:03pm

Re: Re: Crush proof
"Check out the plumbing aisle in Home Depot. A small section of PVC plastic pipe and two slip on plastic pipe caps should do the trick. The diameter and length of the PVC pipe would be wholly ...

In GEAR » lightweight eyeglasses case?
March 27, 5:21am

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