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James Lantz (jameslantz) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North Georgia
About Me 52 YO physician(Internal Medicine), Eagle Scout, Philmont veteran, convert to lightweight backpacking in summer of 2007.  Passions include Jesus Christ, backpacking, tennis, grilling & barbeque-ing, single malt scotch(in moderation of course) & Georgia Southern football!!!
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All Forum Posts by James Lantz

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The "left", "progressive", "socialist", "communist", "anarchist" mindset, whatever, has no new thinking. There is "nothing new under the sun&...

In Chaff » BSA discrimination policy :(
October 29, 9:51pm

BSA "discrimination policy"
The problem is the "open minded" people will not start their own organization because that defeats the whole mindset that the BSA must conform to their will or be destroyed. There is no &...

In Chaff » BSA discrimination policy :(
October 29, 4:53pm

BSA "discrimination" policy
Looks like a bunch of you guys should read "How Evil Works" by David Kupelian. The attacks on BSA are another prime example of the book's premise of how the left cannot tolerate anyt...

In Chaff » BSA discrimination policy :(
October 07, 9:46pm

"Every shoe rubs, What to do?"
Try Bodyglide to the area that is involved. It reduces friction.

In GEAR » Every shoe rubs. What to do?
August 13, 7:46pm

Is Atlas contemplating his shrug?
The ongoing tension between the producers & the looters continues.... Where is Galt's Gulch & when is John coming to get me? ;)

In Chaff » "Hi, I am a Tea Partier" (video)
August 12, 7:03pm

Securing a Garmin eTrex Vista HCx
Does anyone have any recommendations about securing a eTrex to either your pack or yourself when hiking so that it is easily accessible while on the move? The Garmin website has various accessorie...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Securing a Garmin eTrex Vista HCx
August 11, 6:28pm

"Filter vs Steripen"
I have used the Steripen Classic, Aquamira, Katadyn Vario & Hiker Pro. I now use the MSR Hyperflow filter because no matter what conditions you face, you can always use it with proper care (do...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Filter vs Steripen
August 10, 4:20pm

"What's your favorite cooking setup for one?"
A Snowpeak 600 Ti mug,lid made from bottom of French's Fried Onions can with plastic thumbtack pushed thru lid as "handle", Caldera Cone, Esbit, Gram Cracker esbit holder, Mini-Bic li...

In GEAR » What's your favorite cooking setup for one?
August 07, 7:45pm

"Speed Hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis sets Record on AT"
Supported or not, still quite an accomplishment. I have a question I've not seen addressed: Are there separate records for North-South vs. South-North? I would imagine it is faster to tackle ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Speed Hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis sets Record on Appalachian Trail
August 03, 8:58pm

MT 101 Clarification
Interesting observations. More clarification may be in order. I also have very narrow feet but find that the MT 101's fit me very well. My heel, ankle, & hindfoot are more narrow, relativ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Fall/Spring Backpacking
August 03, 4:42pm

All Reader Reviews by James Lantz

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Gossamer Gear
I experienced corrosion of one of my Lightrek poles' threaded aluminum bolts which holds the rubber expander to lock the 2 halves of the pole together. This made it impossible to use the pole. Af...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 17, 4:40pm

Titanuium Goat Ptarmigan Bivy
This is a well made, economical, & versatile bivy. However, when used with a 72" NeoAir pad it is very tight in the foot area to the point of being very uncomfortable. I am 6'1", 2...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
March 28, 6:06pm

Golite Versa Force
Brian, Thanks for your excellent initial impression discussion on the Versa Force. I owned two pair of these, one for the trail & one for my practice hikes around my hilly neighborhood. I found t...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 25, 4:04pm

Osprey Exos 34 Large
I recently received the Exos 34 & had my first opportunity to use it on a day hike, though I had it loaded with the gear I will use on a 4 day hike on the AT around Labor Day, including food &...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 23, 7:08pm

Thermarest Neo-Air
I've spent a total of 5 trail nights on the NeoAir short. It weighs 9 oz on my scales. Very comfortable down into high 40's. Haven't had the opportunity to test lower temps yet. I'...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 28, 7:29pm

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
Absolutely the best trekking poles I have ever used! I've got over 100 trail miles on them including 60 miles this past weekend on the AT from Standing Indian campground to Fontana Dam N.C. This...

In Trekking Poles
May 28, 7:03pm

Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket
This is one of my most indispensible articles for cold weather backpacking. When coupled with a lightweight baselayer & a lightweight waterproof shell layer like the GoLite Virga, I have been warm...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
February 21, 7:54pm

Montbell U.L. 90 Sleeping Pad U.L. 90
I just received the Montbell UL 90 pad & pillow today. It is about 6" longer than the GG closed cell foam pad I usually use. It fits perfectly, when folded into thirds, into the external sl...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 23, 8:04pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
I agree with the previous posts about the merits of the Caldera Cone. So much lighter than my Primus Technotrail II! I simply roll up the cone & place it in my Snowpeak 600 Ti mug. Then, place t...

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 09, 7:00pm