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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
CityPhiladelphia
StatePA
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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Re: scale
"I don't own a scale. Haven't felt a need for one. Most gear sold nowadays has a weight listed for it anyway." if you had a scale you'd see how much more weight you are rea...

In GEAR » Asked about backpacking gear
March 29, 12:00pm

trickles...
my method of filling my platypus when the water is moving fast, but is very shallow is simple. find a spot near the source where there is a drop. then use the cap as a bridge and let the water f...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Quest. for Chlorine Diox. users.
March 29, 11:57am

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

agreed
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

bandana
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

wow
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

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