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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: Re : Which WP Bivy Should I buy
I have a Rab Super Light- all eVent- and I love it. Great bivy! No bug netting- mine has an alpine and winter focus in my kit.

In GEAR » Which WP Bivy Should I buy
September 23, 11:06pm

Dog Zero
I've gotten my base pack down to sub 4 for some trips. Add food and water and it's still less than 10. Add a couple of pounds of dog food, put it ALL in a dog pack and what do you have? ...

In GEAR » Dogs & Gear/UL Backpacking
September 22, 10:31pm

Re: Stealth camping
I love the video Petras! Thanks for including this "celebrity". Ha!!!! So much fun to watch!

In Post-Trip Reports » *MOVIE* - Aussies on the PCT
September 22, 10:26pm

Thanks everyone! This was Lily's first backpacking trip at 2 months, and Henry's 9th at 3 years. He can now identify consistently over 10 plants and just LOVES the outdoors. It's so ...

September 18, 7:45am

Re: Kids sleeping bag- custom Tim Marshall bags
I have the sweetest kids bags! They are custom from Tim Marshall Outdoors. They are made from Climashield XP and feature round footboxes with a drawstring about 6" from the bottom so I can e...

In GEAR » Kids sleeping bag
September 18, 7:14am

Custom Tim Marshall infant and toddler bags
Here are some COOL items that Tim Marshall made for me. The fit is perfect, the craftsmanship is beautiful, and the weights are great (7.4 oz for the infant, 9.2 oz for the toddler). The bags are...

September 17, 7:49am

Re: Re: Hanging the bear bag line
Yes- good points Kevin. It is tough to get that stick tied in place with the PCT method. Your approach is easier on that end for sure.'ve got me thinking... Thanks! Doug

In Editor's Roundtable » Turbo Bear Bag Hanging
September 16, 11:51pm

Re: Solo Winter Tent
Yep- I'm a long bag. No issue with the Nallo. Now, using the Rab Summit Extreme? That was a different story- I had to sleep at an angle..

In GEAR » Best solo winter tent
September 16, 11:47pm

Best WA winter tent
Good question. Tough one too. I'd want a vestibule. I'd have to have solid snow loading and wind stability. I need a lightweight tent. Tough call. Hilleberg Nallo 2. Fantastic in...

In GEAR » Best solo winter tent
September 15, 10:49pm

Re: Re: RE: Turbo Bear Bag Hanging
Kevin- great video and some new techniques for me. Thank you! I've used the PCT method for years- I'm curious why you prefer the tie to the side method?

In Editor's Roundtable » Turbo Bear Bag Hanging
September 15, 12:57am

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