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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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Re: Fenix F0D CE PWM frequency
Darrel, many thanks for the clarification and info. 100Hz is pretty slow, but perhaps that's why the the LED has only a 50K hrs MTBF vs. 100K hrs MTBF [i.e., Mean Time Between Failures] - of ...

In GEAR » The Case for a Flashlight
February 19, 10:30am

Re: pj, L0D test confirms PWM! good news is its really fast.
Brett, many thanks. This now makes sense to me. Also, i read the review at that URL. I don't agree w/everything that he is saying. Color = pure white on mine. "Donut hole" is...

In GEAR » The Case for a Flashlight
February 19, 5:35am

a little about FENIX Regulation, PWM, and "flicker"
FIRST: I've noticed no flickering with any of my Fenix flashlights - even on the lowest o.p. setting. SECOND: IME, 8Hz - 20Hz would be too slow at low duty cycles to perform proper digita...

In GEAR » The Case for a Flashlight
February 19, 4:07am

Re: Re: Top O' Line Cree LED Lights
Wow! A picture is worth a thousand words!! Pretty telling aren't they! Many thanks Aaron.

In GEAR » The Case for a Flashlight
February 18, 4:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Top O' Line Cree LED Lights
Great pics. Many thanks for taking the time to take them and post them. I'd like to see the any of the PT, Petzl, or BD headlamps also if you are able to take more pics.

In GEAR » The Case for a Flashlight
February 18, 3:48pm

Re: Where can I find 1/8 in shock cord
Try REI. That's where i purchased shock-cord, velcro, side-release buckles, etc. Here's a link to a REI webpage with shock-cord and some other items you might require. A different...

In Make Your Own Gear » Where can I find 1/8 in shock cord
February 18, 2:12pm

James, about CREE LED output...
James, >>"I'm just having a hard time believing that a single LED 3v system can output that sort of light, given that most systems with output levels like this are 6V incandescan...

In GEAR » The Case for a Flashlight
February 18, 1:55pm

Re: Re: Top O' Line Cree LED Lights
Jhaura, >>"you've probably seen the Draco on Candle Power forums, but it's worth a look if you are a flashlight crack head." Never heard of Draco, nor participated or ...

In GEAR » The Case for a Flashlight
February 18, 1:21pm

Re: Re: Re: pj could sell ice cubes to eskimos
Aaron, many thanks for sharing your experience and observations. I, for one, really appreciate it as my perception of things can be sometimes woefully flawed, or some things work out real well fo...

In GEAR » The Case for a Flashlight
February 18, 11:35am

Re: Your Experience with Sierra Designs Baku Tents?
Ben, the Baku looks interesting. What I'd really like to see is Henry Shires come up with a two-pole version of the Rainbow so that it would be freestanding w/o having to use trekking poles. ...

In GEAR » Your Experience with Sierra Designs Baku Tents?
February 18, 10:16am

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