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paul johnson (pj) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
About Me Backpacking for nearly 50yrs-shorter trips less than a week.

Outdoor interests (in no particular order): medicinal/edible wild plants of New England, observing wildlife (inverts & verts; and owls at night), insect collecting, dog training, night hiking, HEADLAMPS (for those night hikes), kinesiology/bio-mechanics of hiking (particularly trekking pole use), testing L/UL gear, unconventional packing systems, & backwater microbiology, & oh, yes, the darkside - motorsports(auto racing).

Now pretty much "grounded" so to speak.

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All Forum Posts by paul johnson

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My advice when dealing with Dom's is to try to contact them and speak to someone before placing an order. My past experience has been that I ordered an item indicated as in stock, but item w...

In Gear Deals » Smartwool Thermals
February 27, 10:10am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: re:heated hyration system
X, The platy w/the cold water will freeze first. The suggestion of the ice cube tray would need to be tested (empirically evaluated). There is supposedly only a very narrow range of e...

In GEAR » Heated hydration systems
February 27, 9:31am

Re: Insulmat Max-Thermo
Eric, What is the R-value of this pad that you mention? has the 3/4 length pad on sale right now.

In GEAR » InsulMat Uber Mtn Sleeping Pad
February 27, 3:41am

Re: Windshirts $22 at REI
No experience w/that jacket. Just read the description though. For twenty bucks sounds 'ok'. Please, note, however, that it is probably NOT going to be very breathable. Why do i say th...

In Gear Deals » Windshirts $22 at REI
February 23, 3:25am

Cooking in one's tent
Roger, you're absolutely right. some places it makes more sense to cook in the tent than others. couldn't agree with you more. i should have been clearer. my words were not meant as...

In Editor's Roundtable » Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or Not?
February 23, 3:08am

Re: Follow a stream or a ridge?
In Maine they sometimes say "Ya cann't get the'ere from he're". So, it is with a ridge to a stream. Make sure one examines the countour lines of the topo map, or is a ski...

In On the Web » Man Vs. Wild
February 23, 2:55am

Re: Weight of Denatured Alcohol
John, doesn't depend upon which hand the old man is holding out. read Evan's precise words again. " many do YOU [emphasis mine] have left?" John, if YOU took three f...

In GEAR » Weight of Denatured Alcohol
February 23, 2:50am

Re: Re: Robert Burns: -- An ounce of water weighs...
Denis, you might want to look HERE (Posted just 3min b/f you posted yours). Then again, maybe you don't want to look HERE!

In GEAR » Weight of Denatured Alcohol
February 22, 1:31pm

Re: Rietveld's Marmot Stories
Just be aware that contrary to some Westerner's belief that Easterner's call Hoary Marmots (Marmota caligata) groundhogs or woodchucks, we don't. At least, some of us don't. ...

In Photo Gallery » Marmot
February 22, 1:21pm

Robert Burns: -- An ounce of water weighs...
Robert, I'm assuming you mean how much does a volumetric ounce of water weigh. Theoretically speaking (not really important IMO for most practical purposes unless we're talkin' ve...

In GEAR » Weight of Denatured Alcohol
February 22, 12:47pm

All Reader Reviews by paul johnson

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Zebralight H50
the H50-Q5 has so many pros: 1. very small size (one of the benefits of being a "twisty". )- just slightly larger than the cell that powers it (1xAA - alkaline, NiMH, or Li-Primary; it c...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
May 11, 6:13am

Pak-Lite White Super
when i need a 5mm task light this is now my "go to" light for the last couple of months. why? 1. light in weight 2. bright in light [output] 3. i'll die of old-age before i bu...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
May 10, 6:00pm

Surefire L2 Lumamax
Ok. So, one is unable to justify the $$$ for the U2 - try as hard as one might. Well, then, perhaps the L2 might fit the bill. It is after all a whopping hundred bucks cheaper (that ain't sayin...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
March 27, 4:13am

Gossamer Gear NightLight 3/4
Light. Warm enough; add a thinlight or torso-length inflatable when it gets cold. Comparing the NightLight's R-value to other pads, it appears that the Nightlight has the highest R-val for its...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 26, 4:36am

Surefire U2
If I could have only one flashlight, or maybe even one lighting device, it would be the 5.7oz 5watt, 2xCR123A powered Surefire U2 Ultra Digital flashlight. First the downsides: 1. How do ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
March 18, 9:35pm

Pro Lite Gear customer service
I've ordered many times from PLG. Big items. Small items. Several items in one order. Only ONCE, was there ever a mistake. However, i personally feel that the mistake was beneficial to my u...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 08, 11:48am

Lighten Up DVD with Glen Van Peski .
This DVD was a gift to me from another Forum participant (many thanks GR). This DVD doesn't pretend to be a detailed step-by-step tutorial, but, rather, more of an introduction. In this capaci...

In Books and Media
March 07, 1:52pm

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
My favorite pad. Light. Warm enough (use two when it gets cold). I add a separate single section of this pad for use under my feet. Being so short that xtra 3" that the First Reviewer ment...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 06, 5:40am

Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
Thick. Warm. Cushiony. Comfortable. Packs small enough. I can't make many claims to being great at anything in life. But, i could claim to be a GREAT sleeper after a day of trekkin' up ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 06, 5:28am

Pacer Poles
I truly do love both sets of PacerPoles that i own (one pair 2-sect, and one pair 3-sect). I can't say enough good things about them. They are one of favorite T-poles (trekking poles) to use....

In Trekking Poles
March 06, 5:16am