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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.
CityHamden
StateCT
CountryUSofA

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All Forum Posts by paul johnson

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Quilts in cold weather (was are straps necessary on a quilt?)
Roger and Frank, Many thanks for your replies. Both very well written and understandable - even to me! I do like things white or black - at least for me. i do, however, understand that there ...

In GEAR » are straps necessary on a quilt?
February 21, 11:34am

Re: What to do?
You want positively, absolutely 100%? Ignoring, undetected manufacturing defects (oops!, or is that "oopsie!"?), or in-field failures ("double oops!"), and also ignoring a nu...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Water Concerns in Ultralight
February 21, 11:23am

Re: quilts and drafts
Frank, great suggestions. Do you think your quilt system is lighter than a comparable mummy bag system? I can easily believe that your quilt system is more flexible when it comes to temp....

In GEAR » are straps necessary on a quilt?
February 21, 10:27am

Re: Re: are straps necessary on a quilt?
Shawn, understood. some rather unique needs. just curious, did you consider the MB SuperStretch DownHugger bags before settling on BA Mystic? NOT sayin' you made a bad choice - in fact,...

In GEAR » are straps necessary on a quilt?
February 21, 10:13am

Re: Re: Quilts in cold weather (was are straps necessary on a quilt?)
Roger, Do you find much unwanted cold air entry during the night in your quilt system? Do you use an UL bivy as part of your quilt sleep system? How much does your 15F sleep system weigh (...

In GEAR » are straps necessary on a quilt?
February 21, 10:02am

Re: Quilts in cold weather (was are straps necessary on a quilt?)
Mark (or anyone else), many thanks for the swift reply. Given your very high level of experience, I'm payin' close att'n to your words. So, #1 i buy - basically, you're sayin&...

In GEAR » are straps necessary on a quilt?
February 21, 9:38am

Re: Water Concerns in Ultralight
Generally, i'd say that you are underestimating the effectiveness of a paper coffee filter (i don't know the pore size of those fancy, smancy [or is that spelled s'mancy???] metal or go...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Water Concerns in Ultralight
February 21, 7:09am

Brett, in answer to your question - UL pre-filter...
Brett, i didn't specifically say ringworm (i'm thinking yours is a "typo" and you meant to say "roundworm"). I was thinking more of tapes & flukes, but any larger p...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Water Concerns in Ultralight
February 21, 6:30am

Re: Re: Water Concerns in Ultralight
Richard, I'm not sure of how the Brita-bott works. If the filter is an effluent filter, meaning that as one drinks the water gets filtered, then i probably (more on "probably" in ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Water Concerns in Ultralight
February 21, 2:35am

are straps necessary on a quilt?
[Note: the following is merely my own personal experience and musings on the subject at hand. It is NOT intended to disparage anyone else's experience. In fact, since quilts are so popular w...

In GEAR » are straps necessary on a quilt?
February 21, 2:08am

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