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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: Best solo winter tent
A winter tarp with a bivy is a cool way to go. Something like the MSR Twin Sisters, the Golite Shangri La 1, or a Mountain Laurel Designs Duomid combined with an eVent bivy can be a really fun and...

In GEAR » Best solo winter tent
September 15, 12:39am

Re: Another Aye
YES! I love the Downmat- it's my go-to winter pad. I often use a short downmat with a full length foam pad underneath. My wife has a full-length downmat that is excellent on its own.

In GEAR » Exped DownMat for Winter?
September 12, 1:30am

Re: Re: Re: Re: the great single wall tent debate
Comprehensive report here: You do have to be a member, but the info might be worth it... I'm ...

In GEAR » the great single wall tent debate
September 12, 1:27am

Re: Private video...
Same with me- no functional video.

In Editor's Roundtable » Turbo Bear Bag Hanging
September 10, 6:55am

Re: Help Deciding which Caldera Cone
I have two cones- one for a BPL SUL-1100 and also a Caldera Keg-F system. Both are fantastic- you're buying the right stove! I mainly do dehydrated meals, soups, and oatmeal. I use the Cal...

In GEAR » Help Deciding which Caldera Cone
September 09, 9:30pm

Re: Suggestions
I agree with the comments above. The forum piece that I'd love the most is some kind of auto html link feature. Every time I want to post a link, I have to do an google search for "inser...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Forum package
September 09, 9:25pm

Re: Pack Question continued
I never compress insulation either- still too least for what I carry. If it's right for you, I doubt it will be for long, as you get smaller and lighter items... A lot of people pu...

In GEAR » Pack Q
September 09, 12:30am

Re: Pack Q
Agreed- you have a great list coming together and it will pack small. The G4 is a monster. Sweet pack, but I'd consider this more of a winter pack when you're carrying lots of insulation....

In GEAR » Pack Q
September 08, 7:43am

Re: UL Hammerpants
Exactly! Include lots of UL zippers.

In Make Your Own Gear » Parachute material - uses?
September 08, 7:34am

Re: Grip Clips and Cuben
Grip clips are heavy- wouldn't that kind of go against the reason to buy Cuben in the first place? I don't see they wouldn't work...

In Make Your Own Gear » Grip Clips and Cuben
September 07, 11:32pm

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