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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: 2 people and a dog?
A mid, by the way is a pyramid shaped tent. Golite sells mids that have optional inner tents that would work well- another is Mountain Laurel Designs. It's a more expensive route but very ver...

In GEAR » Help deciding on a tent
August 15, 5:07pm

Re: Re: Re: double wall for the masses
It depends a little on if you'd like the dog inside the tent or in a vestibule. With backpacking tents, the floors can be damaged from claws. A lot of folks will put a small pad in the vestib...

In GEAR » Help deciding on a tent
August 15, 5:05pm

Re: Re: Possum Down G string and nipple warmers
Thanks Matt!

In GEAR » Possum Down
August 15, 11:12am

Possum Down G string and nipple warmers And you thought the Possumdown GLOVES were handy!

In GEAR » Possum Down
August 15, 7:22am

Custom kids bags
Best option! I just ordered a couple of custom kids bags from tmoutdoor: Tim Marshall has been great to work with and his prices are very reasonable. I'v...

In GEAR » Kids sleeping bag
August 14, 9:59pm

Re: Re: Kids sleeping bag
Hi guys! We started out with a predecessor to the Vaude Snuggles 110 Had t...

In GEAR » Kids sleeping bag
August 12, 10:21am

Re: Re: Re: Jam 2
Now there are some good points Brad. The Mariposa is a marvelous pack and you can leave the stays at home if you like. I've never used an Ohm but their packs are brilliant too. And if you ...

In GEAR » Jam2 - Good Fit for my Wife?
August 08, 12:09pm

Re: Packs
I agree with this thinking. Yeah, your pack will be uncomfortable initially, but it will quickly improve. Your wife's happiness will remain high, though. One of the best trips my wife and ...

In GEAR » Jam2 - Good Fit for my Wife?
August 08, 1:17am

Re: Frameless pack stiffener
I've never used the rolled pad idea and I exclusively use frameless packs. Here's what i do: - Use as few stuffsacks as possible and especially with bag and clothing, make the stuff sac...

In GEAR » Frameless pack stiffener
August 07, 11:15pm

Re: Jam2 - Good Fit for my Wife?
My wife has a Jam 2 and LOVES it! She went from trad to a Golite Breeze that she didn't like so much to a Granite Gear Vapor Trail that she loved. Then I bought her the Jam and she no longer ...

In GEAR » Jam2 - Good Fit for my Wife?
August 07, 11:07pm

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