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Doug Johnson (djohnson) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Washington State
About Me Backpacking Light Editor since 2003. During the week I'm an elementary school principal and the dad of Henry and Lily. On the weekends I like seeing how far I can walk with a SUL pack or taking the kids up to the mountains!
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All Forum Posts by Doug Johnson

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Re: Notes from the Field: Rambling the High Sierra
I loved this article. It makes me look forward to when my kids (now 6 and 9) will be with me on subalpine trips like this. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm curious- what's that chair? ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Notes from the Field: Rambling the High Sierra
September 30, 11:16am

Re: Making a 2-man Cuben Fiber Tent

In Editor's Roundtable » Making a 2-man Cuben Fiber Tent
April 29, 5:11pm

Re: Re: TiCa Ice Tool
Ross, Billy, and Roger: I appreciate the discussion regarding my use of this ice tool. In my write up I clearly say "non-technical climbs" and that is what I meant. I do many climbs t...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2014 Staff Picks
January 01, 11:09pm

Re: The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 2
I am loving this series- thank you Roger!

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 2
July 10, 12:59pm

LOVE it.
I absolutely loved this article. Thank you Ryan!

In Editor's Roundtable » SUL BikeRaftFishPacking (BFRP)
May 17, 4:39pm

Re: Nunatak craftsmanship compared to other bag makers?
I've had 3 from Feathered Friends, one each from Valandre and Nunatak, and 4 from Enlightened, among others. I'd put Valandre at the top and Feathered Friends is amazing to work with (all ...

In GEAR » Nunatak craftsmanship compared to other bag makers?
January 02, 10:49am

Re: Tent Advice
Hi Adam- I'm up to about 15 trips with my kids now. Henry is 6 and Lily is 3. When all four of us go, I use a ShangriLa 5 and I am extremely happy with this tent. The above advice regarding sp...

In GEAR » Tent Advice
January 01, 6:27pm

Re: Pacific Outdoor Equipment Website??
Oh man. Walks like a duck. Quacks like a duck. Yellow like a duck. It's a duck. These products are the same. Something isn't straight here.

In GEAR » Pacific Outdoor Equipment Website??
December 05, 11:00pm

Re: Solo+ Report
I'm very curious as to changes in the review program. When Backpacking Light created our first Review Summaries (which later became State of the Markets), they were HUGE! They were extremely ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Solo-Plus Tent State of the Market Report
September 26, 7:06pm

Re: Re: Re: "Staying Dry in a Bivy Sack
Great article Mike- I really enjoyed it. The pic of me is from a marvelous trip from Stevens to Snoqualmie Passes on the PCT in Washington where the kit worked perfectly. Thank you!

In Editor's Roundtable » Staying Dry in a Bivy Sack: Techniques for Managing the Moisture Balance Between External Precipitation and Internal Condensation
September 22, 3:03pm

All Reader Reviews by Doug Johnson

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Backpacking Light Firelite SUL-500 Cookpot
I've found this mug to be well-sized for solo trips and after a lot of field use, it's proven to be very durable. My first gen pot came with the sloppy lid but BPL was very quick to replace...

In Cookware - Titanium
July 17, 9:33am

clif shot bloks/jelly belly sport beans various flavors
These products both taste good and give good calories. That said, it's important to look at the ingredients: Clif Blocks Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Brown...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
May 09, 6:48pm

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2
BPL has the following reviews related to this tent: * Double Wall Tent Review Summary *

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
April 07, 12:15am

Golite Sun Dragon shoes
I just got off 3 days of backpacking on the Olympic Coast with these shoes and I love them! In my size 11-11.5 they weight 14.9 oz (compared to 13.1 oz for my Inov8 FlyRoc 310s). That's pretty...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 06, 2:35pm

Gossamer Gear NightLight 3/4
Here's our review of the Nightlight pad. If you're going Su...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 26, 7:59am

Black Diamond Ion
I once liked this light but its day has passed and there's been no updates. The Petzl e+lite weighs the same, is much brighter, is much more versatile, and has longer batterly life. The Petzl...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
March 02, 9:02pm

Lighten Up DVD with Glen Van Peski .
I've watched this DVD at least 6times now...even though I'm a seasoned UL and SUL backpacker, I've learned a lot from this DVD and really enjoy it. I've also shown it to a couple of f...

In Books and Media
March 01, 9:22pm

Big Agnes SL3
I'm not so enthusiastic about this tent. Here's my review: Big Agnes SL3 review...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
February 27, 5:25pm

Jocalat bars (by Larabar) Chocolate
If you haven't tried Larabars yet, you should. They are so darn good. So it's not suprising that when Larabar decided to make the new Jocalat chocolate-based energy bar, they'd stick wit...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
February 25, 9:23pm

Big Sur Bars Original
All 3 varieties of Big Sur Bars are delicious. They taste like a soft, healthy cookie and remain soft when the temp drops (although like all bars they will freeze). They also pack 680 calories i...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
February 25, 9:11pm