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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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Special report- Ryan's Mega Gear Collection
Ryan- I want to see a story sometime on your gear collection. I know it's spread between storage units and tractor trailer trucks so you'd probably have to do it in installations... &qu...

In Editor's Roundtable » Two in One Boat: A Photo and Video Essay from Montana's Jefferson River
August 04, 10:36pm

Re: Two in One Boat: A Photo and Video Essay from Montana's Jefferson River
Ryan and Chase- I always love hearing about your father/son adventures. The two of you are always an inspiration for the trips Henry and I take...and will be taking for years to come. Thanks for ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Two in One Boat: A Photo and Video Essay from Montana's Jefferson River
August 04, 10:34pm

Re: Soliciting tent opinions...
Reviews of many of these tents are on this site- it might be worth looking them up. Many great options out there- I'm an huge fan of Tarptent myself. Six Moon Designs is also great. I&...

In GEAR » Soliciting tent opinions...
August 03, 11:22am

Re: only for weekend?
Another tricky question- this depends entirely on what you put into the pack. I've gone for 5 days with the precurser to the Murmur pack

In GEAR » Help me justify this Bag
August 02, 3:28pm

Re: Help me justify this Bag
Hi Tae, Pack comfort has a tremendous amount to do with what you put into it. If you're carrying a heavier load, then a heavier pack will be nice, although I agree that the Osprey and ULA p...

In GEAR » Help me justify this Bag
August 02, 3:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Highest Winds Experienced in Pyramids / Mids / Hex / Tipi etc. ? (+ Intro)
Hi Greg- welcome to Backpacking Light! Great question- I don't have much info for you here but I do have one comment: "I also therefore understand that a CF pole will break before a...

In GEAR » Highest Winds Experienced in Pyramids / Mids / Hex / Tipi etc. ? (+ Intro)
July 29, 1:15pm

Re: Some additional pictures
Thanks Mark! I hope you're feeling better soon. If you ever decide to make a couple, please keep me in mind. Best, Doug

In Make Your Own Gear » one ounce pack
July 24, 10:23pm

Re: New SPOT Satellite Messenger this fall
Cool- now that's getting into the range of a product I would carry. Some of the updates look like big steps forward. Back in my single days, I would have scoffed at this. But now with a co...

In GEAR » New SPOT Satellite Messenger this fall
July 21, 12:31pm

Re: Sublite FS
YES! I'll take it!

In Gear Swap » Sublite FS
July 18, 12:59pm

Re: 2nd chance: 5.9 oz Fanatic Fringe pack- SOLD!
Sold to Marc. Thank you!

In Gear Swap » FS- lots!- Refuge X, Rab tent, Feathered Friends, Granite Gear, Fanatic Fringe, lots more!
July 15, 10:54am

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