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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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PCT Snoqualmie to Stevens Pass 8/16 to 8/20
Man, I LOVE that section of trail. I've hiked it 3 times so the pictures brought back some great memories- especially Escondido Coffee! Thanks for sharing your great trip Jared!

In Post-Trip Reports » PCT Snoqualmie to Stevens Pass 8/16 to 8/20
August 25, 7:27am

Re: GG Squall Classic
Here's our review of the Squall Classic: When writing the review, I measured ...

In GEAR » GG Squall Classic
August 25, 6:49am

Re: retro is as retro does
Good one Larry!

In GEAR » You Tell Me...What is the Best Gear Ever???
August 24, 8:13am

Re: Re: Re: Cross the Huihang Ancient Trail Hiking Tour !
SO cool! Thanks for the pictures! Now I REALLY want to go to China! Sweet Orbea too!

In Photo Gallery » Cross the Huihang Ancient Trail Hiking Tour !
August 22, 10:01am

Re: Re: You Tell Me...What is the Best Gear Ever???
Here's one I've been thinking of...the internet. I look at the gear I'm carrying today and the base of knowledge I apply and I don't think it would have been possible without the...

In GEAR » You Tell Me...What is the Best Gear Ever???
August 21, 10:09pm

Re: Re: You Tell Me...What is the Best Gear Ever???
Trail Designs Caldera Cone. Brilliant. Perfect. Anything produced by Tarptent. I've had an original Squall, a Squall 2, a GGear/Tarptent Squall Classic, Rainshadow 2, Tyvek Sublite...and...

In GEAR » You Tell Me...What is the Best Gear Ever???
August 20, 11:52pm

Re: PSYCHO-LITE... again
My gear list is pretty light- might be interesting to someone...

In GEAR » Backpacking Weight Ranks
August 20, 9:56pm

Re: Re: I feel scared
No need to count the silverware- they left with a cuben BPL tarp and a sweet pair of Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 camo poles. Have fun testing out the gear fellas! One sad piece of news- Petras arr...

In Post-Trip Reports » Petras, Franco, and Louis- PCT hike
August 20, 9:44pm

Re: Kids Sleeping bag
Hi guys, You're going to love the Tarptent Rainshadow- enjoy! My bags from Tim Marshall Outdoors: Henry's bag: 36"w x 46"l it is, foot extension drawstring at 6" f...

In GEAR » Kids sleeping bag
August 20, 9:40pm

Re: Skip the kids stuff
Brenden- that is a brilliant system! Very cool- I never though of doing it that way. Thanks for sharing! Our first all-family trip is on Labor Day- Amy, me, Henry (3- for trip #9) and Lily (2 ...

In GEAR » Kids sleeping bag
August 20, 9:26pm

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