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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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All Forum Posts by James Lantz

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I have the Kahtoola microspikes & love them. They are easy to put on or take off. They are light & they carry easily. They give great traction in icy snow or ice which is common here in ...

In GEAR » crampons and microspikes
February 10, 7:23pm

Re: getting a bigger bivy
I had the same problem with a TiGoat Ptarmigan bivy especially with lack of foot room. My MLD Superlight bivy has been great with a regular Neoair, Evazote pad, GoLite Ultra 20 or BPL Cocoon 240 q...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bivy cold spots
February 09, 8:53pm

Re: "Big, Heavy Packs"
I think you are serious when you are a member of this community, asking questions, helping others, & constantly trying to improve your technique to enhance your enjoyment of the outdoors. This...

In GEAR » Big, Heavy Packs
January 20, 3:16pm

What's your weakness?
For me it is anything that Gossamer Gear or Mountain Laurel Designs offers. Fortunately for my friends, I usually give away gear I seldom use & get the added benefit of watching them enjoy it!

In GEAR » What's Your Weakness?
January 11, 7:21pm

ATF8 alarm volume
I noted the same problem with my Alterra watch. Another issue with wrist worn multifunction devices is that the sweat from your skin will interfere with the air pressure port on the back of these ...

In Editor's Roundtable » High Gear ATF8 Multi-Function Device
December 22, 2:38pm

"Once and for all... Best Rain Pants under 7 oz?"
+1 for GoLite Reed rain pants. Very light & used for leg layering when sleeping or hiking in very cold conditions. Reasonably breathable, comfortable over hiking pants or shorts. Great for h...

In GEAR » Once and For all... Best Rain Pants under 7 oz?
November 26, 1:55pm

Gorilla Z-Rest Question
The pad sleeve of a Gorilla will hold a Z-rest pad. I personally don't do this with my Gorilla, but my hiking buddy does this with a Miniposa which is the same size as the Gorilla sans the alu...

In GEAR » Gorilla Questions
November 23, 4:09pm

Which New Gear are you looking forward to trying?
I'm looking forward to using my new Backpacking Light 240 quilt this weekend on the AT near Erwin TN.

In GEAR » Which New Gear are You Looking Forward to Trying?
November 01, 4:52pm

Spinnaker Rain Penetration
Roleigh, Are you sure you weren't experiencing the "misting" of condensation inside the Squall? About 3 wks ago my daughter & I weathered a 2" rain over 3 hrs in my Squall ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear / Tarptent Squall Classic Tent REVIEW
October 28, 6:55pm

Re: If only one shelter what would it be?
My vote would be for the Gossamer Gear Squall Classic (a cooperative effort with Tarptent) I also own a Tarptent Sublite, MLD Cuben Grace Solo tarp, & a GG SpinnTwinn. The 2 tarps are used wi...

In GEAR » If you could only have one tent/shelter what would it be?
October 24, 8:26pm

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