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James Lantz (jameslantz) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North Georgia
About Me 52 YO physician(Internal Medicine), Eagle Scout, Philmont veteran, convert to lightweight backpacking in summer of 2007.  Passions include Jesus Christ, backpacking, tennis, grilling & barbeque-ing, single malt scotch(in moderation of course) & Georgia Southern football!!!
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"Have you filed your Taxes yet?"
Sadly, 47% of Americans would answer your question in the negative since they pay no federal income tax.

In Chaff » Have you filed your Taxes yet?
April 15, 8:14pm

"NeoAir size"
The NeoAir's comfort is more dependent on its width than its length for many people. I'm 6"1" & 220 lbs & am primarily a back sleeper. I own the short, regular, & la...

In GEAR » To neoair or not to neoair
April 15, 7:47pm

Reed Pants
Uncle Johnny's Nolichucky Outfitters in Erwin, TN has the Reed Pants in stock. I bought a pair for a friend there 2 wks. ago. Cost approx $68.

In GEAR » Reed Pants Cost? Hard to Find? Who makes them? Thx
March 20, 7:55pm

"Sharp elbow pain from trekking poles?"
Joshua, What part of your elbow hurts? Is it the dorsal aspect (outside) of elbow or the flexor (inside) aspect? Is it the back of the elbow- olecranon? Is there an area of point tenderness? S...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sharp elbow pain from trekking poles?
March 12, 7:35pm

GG Murmur Question
Kevin, That's a great idea! How do you counterbalance what could be as much as 4 lbs of weight or do you even find that to be necessary?

In GEAR » GG Murmur Question
February 24, 8:11pm

GG Murmur Question
Steve, The "shelf" is just a strip of silnylon about 2" wide at the bottom of the pack which in theory would keep the bottom of a hydration bladder from slipping forward. A hydrati...

In GEAR » GG Murmur Question
February 23, 7:48pm

Where to put your pack in Sublite
William, I put my empty pack under my sleeping pad at about the level of my knees.

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarptent Sublite Tent Review
February 23, 5:57pm

"Most Beloved Trail Whisky"
Depends on the time of year. As a rule I like cask strength iterations of Laphroig, Aberlour, & Macallan because of the relative weight savings vs a typical 40-43% offering. Laphroig is grea...

In Chaff » Most Beloved Trail Whisky/Whiskey
February 20, 6:43pm

Merrill Moab Ventilator shoes
I purchased a pair of these in August 2009 & wore them on one trip which was a thru hike of the GSMNP on the AT (72 miles) over that Labor Day weekend. Mine were not the GoreTex type. They wer...

In GEAR » Has anyone had any experience with the Merrill Moab Ventilator shoes?
February 13, 7:08pm

Re: "Help me reach a sub 5 lb base weight"
A Gossamer Gear Murmur would cut your pack weight by half & is able to handle a 3 or 4 day gear set year round for me.

In Gear Lists » Help me reach a sub 5lb base weight
February 10, 7:35pm

All Reader Reviews by James Lantz

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Gossamer Gear
I experienced corrosion of one of my Lightrek poles' threaded aluminum bolts which holds the rubber expander to lock the 2 halves of the pole together. This made it impossible to use the pole. Af...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 17, 4:40pm

Titanuium Goat Ptarmigan Bivy
This is a well made, economical, & versatile bivy. However, when used with a 72" NeoAir pad it is very tight in the foot area to the point of being very uncomfortable. I am 6'1", 2...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
March 28, 6:06pm

Golite Versa Force
Brian, Thanks for your excellent initial impression discussion on the Versa Force. I owned two pair of these, one for the trail & one for my practice hikes around my hilly neighborhood. I found t...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 25, 4:04pm

Osprey Exos 34 Large
I recently received the Exos 34 & had my first opportunity to use it on a day hike, though I had it loaded with the gear I will use on a 4 day hike on the AT around Labor Day, including food &...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 23, 7:08pm

Thermarest Neo-Air
I've spent a total of 5 trail nights on the NeoAir short. It weighs 9 oz on my scales. Very comfortable down into high 40's. Haven't had the opportunity to test lower temps yet. I'...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 28, 7:29pm

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
Absolutely the best trekking poles I have ever used! I've got over 100 trail miles on them including 60 miles this past weekend on the AT from Standing Indian campground to Fontana Dam N.C. This...

In Trekking Poles
May 28, 7:03pm

Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket
This is one of my most indispensible articles for cold weather backpacking. When coupled with a lightweight baselayer & a lightweight waterproof shell layer like the GoLite Virga, I have been warm...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
February 21, 7:54pm

Montbell U.L. 90 Sleeping Pad U.L. 90
I just received the Montbell UL 90 pad & pillow today. It is about 6" longer than the GG closed cell foam pad I usually use. It fits perfectly, when folded into thirds, into the external sl...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 23, 8:04pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
I agree with the previous posts about the merits of the Caldera Cone. So much lighter than my Primus Technotrail II! I simply roll up the cone & place it in my Snowpeak 600 Ti mug. Then, place t...

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 09, 7:00pm