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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.
CityHamden
StateCT
CountryUSofA

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All Forum Posts by paul johnson

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Re: Re: Lots of great ideas
w/o actually holding the "thru-hiker" nanoseeum mesh in my hand, i can't be sure, but i have the BPL headnets. like night & day cp. to my other headnets. the BPL is much easier...

In GEAR » Headnet Nausea
February 14, 1:35am

BDTvs. eVENT
Laboratory tests under controlled conditions matching perhaps just one possible temp/RH condition one might actually encounter produce the following numbers which may or may not actually be indicat...

In GEAR » New Mont Bell Single Wall Tents
February 14, 1:30am

Re: Headnet Nauesa
What seems to work well for me is to simply FOCUS on something out beyond the headnet and NOT alter my gaze to look AT the headnet. I do something similar when its lightly raining and the wate...

In GEAR » Headnet Nausea
February 13, 1:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Extreme but effective condensation prevention in a bivy or single wall shelter?
when i use a bivy sack (with or w/o overhead wire), my nose is placed close to the opening, thus minimizing condensation due to exhaled water vapor. when i use a hooped bivy sack, my nose is too ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Extreme but effective condensation prevention in a bivy or single wall shelter?
February 13, 9:14am

Re: Comments About the Hilleberg Rajd?
Rajd Reviews on BpGT.org Not for the Rajd, but for a number of other pieces of gear the names of some VERY familiar BPL Staffers (off the top of my head i can think of three Staffers, but i hesi...

In GEAR » Comments About the Hilleberg Rajd?
February 13, 3:32am

Re: Re: Extreme but effective condensation prevention in a bivy or single wall shelter?
Roger, good thinking. This is perhaps(???) just another example of why this idea, which sounds really good initially, hasn't been implemented before. Don't you just love "brainstor...

In Philosophy & Technique » Extreme but effective condensation prevention in a bivy or single wall shelter?
February 13, 3:17am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Pacerpoles
Roger, have to agree with you on the efficiency aspect. Many thanks for your clarifying remarks.

In Editor's Roundtable » Pacerpole 2-Section Trekking Pole REVIEW
February 13, 3:13am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Extreme but effective condensation prevention in a bivy or single wall shelter?
Douglas, you know, after reading your replies, i wish i had thought to PM you. i often forget that feature exists. my apologies to you - i didn't think.

In Philosophy & Technique » Extreme but effective condensation prevention in a bivy or single wall shelter?
February 12, 2:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Extreme but effective condensation prevention in a bivy or single wall shelter?
Douglas, many thanks for the reply. You said the diameter was rougly 2cm which negates my first question about the tubing being that large. I was thinking that you meant that it was ~4cm in...

In Philosophy & Technique » Extreme but effective condensation prevention in a bivy or single wall shelter?
February 12, 1:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Pacerpoles
My comments were intended for the article referenced in another Post. I was attempting to point out that i was aiming to be consistent in my thought processes and application of my principles to v...

In Editor's Roundtable » Pacerpole 2-Section Trekking Pole REVIEW
February 12, 1:03pm

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