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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: 24: Fall Equinox in the Hyalite Cirque of Montana's Gallatin
I loved this story and the video! With two little ones at home, the length of my non-family trips has gotten much shorter and I've settled on the 24 hour trip as a go-to as well. I have my ...

In Editor's Roundtable » 24: Fall Equinox in the Hyalite Cirque of Montana's Gallatin Mountains
October 06, 6:11pm

Re: Re: Best Tent for someone not sure they like snowcamping yet
If you're still trying it out, there are some less expensive options: MSR Twin Sisters $200 Golite Shangri La 2 $175 I have a Shangri La 3- great tent. I also had a MSR Twin Peaks (same...

In Winter Hiking » Best Tent for someone not sure they like snowcamping yet
October 01, 11:49pm

Re: 2010 Big Agnes 3 Wire Bivy
Aha! Good question. It's true that a moist environment is warmer. Try a vapor barrier and you'll quickly see this fact. That is, until the insulation in your bag has lost loft because...

In GEAR » 2010 Big Agnes 3 Wire Bivy
October 01, 11:43pm

Re: Cuben Fiber Down Air Pad
Very interested. I'm all over the orange, but am fine with whatever color... Great idea!

In Gear Deals » Cuben Fiber Down Air Pad
October 01, 11:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Starbucks VIA instant coffee
My new favorite too! Better than Java Juice, Meddici instant expresso, and any other instant or tea bag coffee. It's close enough to a good coffee flavor that it goes beyond a simple "ca...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Starbucks instant coffee
September 30, 6:43am

Re: Re: Re: Outstanding!
Cool! Add me to the potential sales list too! Great work and perseverance! Doug

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultralight Kelly / Storm / Volcano Kettle
September 29, 11:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Laid off . . . Gear For Sale
My best to you too Kendall. Take care, Doug

In Gear Swap » Laid off . . . Gear For Sale
September 29, 7:08am

Re: Jacks R Better New Quilt
This review includes links to several Jacks R Better reviews, including the No Sniveler. Enjoy!

In GEAR » Jacks R Better No Sniveller Quilt
September 26, 6:46pm

Re: Lightweight Baby Backpack
Hello everyone, Great conversation! My son Henry started out at 11 months at at 3, he's now been on 9 backpacking trips. My daughter Lily is 3 months and just had her first trip 2 weeks ag...

In GEAR » Baby Carrier?
September 26, 6:39pm

Re: Re: facebook
I use Flickr- it's great. And the bonus is that if you want to share some stuff on Facebook, it's easy. Video looks great too.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » facebook
September 25, 10:03pm

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