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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.

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All Forum Posts by paul johnson

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Re: Re: Re: Re: LOG Reductions in Untreated Water
Victor, you're right (and Roger is, again, certainly right - IMO). protozoans usually have much lower concentrations than bacteria - some protozoans feed on bacteria - food chain stuff ...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW
March 23, 5:06am

Re: Re: Re: Re: LOG Reductions in Untreated Water
Roger, I'd have to agree with you. For decades my friends and i drank freely of water sources here in the NE. Sometimes we'd get some mild intestinal problems - often at home, or rarel...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW
March 23, 4:25am

Re: Re: LOG Reductions in Untreated Water
My apologies for not being clearer in my prev. post. I had an over 3page reply ready exploring a number of different assumptions and various avenues of logic, but who would read it? I didn'...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW
March 21, 5:15am

Re: pj, Fenix vs. Surefire?
Brett, actually for UL backpacking, the Fenix is so much smaller than the U2, i'd go with the Fenix. My preference is a L1D-CE or a L2D-CE since i'm such a "light hawg" d...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fenix Cree LED Hat Clip
March 20, 3:17am

Re: Insight
John, I wonder if the condensation you experienced (i've read of such before w/the Akto) is the reason Exped switched the inner tent on the Vela from something somewhat similar (or so i was ...

In GEAR » Question for Franco the Rainbow Warrior
March 20, 3:03am

Re: Montbell Super Stretch bag
>>"" Brett, where do you come up with these things? Was it Franco or Ben who sent you that link? 'Fess up, now.

In GEAR » Montbell Super Stretch bag
March 19, 10:57am

Re: Was this too light???
Nothing substantive, only that the article has either the names, the ages, or the IDs of the two in the pic backwards (or, perhaps the pic was printed backwards?). >>"Kristian Årsl...

In On the Web » Was this too light???
March 19, 8:58am

Please delete the duplicate posts leaving only the latest/most-recent one. Many thanks, pj In case Admin is interested, here's what transpired: 1)clicked "Post Message"...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW
March 19, 5:07am

LOG Reductions in Untreated Water
>>"Now a microliter is 1 milionth of a liter - so, if you were to take a liter of stream water, and treat it with the steriPEN you could expect to have destroyed in excess of 99.9999% of...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW
March 19, 5:01am

Re: No real experience
Franco, many thanks for the swift reply. >>"quit my job" Hope everything turns out well for you - maybe start your own business - selling gear, or photography, or selling na...

In GEAR » Question for Franco the Rainbow Warrior
March 19, 3:46am

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