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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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Re: what size pot for melting snow (for 2)
I use a MSR Titan 2L pot (off the market now). Having a wide base when melting snow is a real benefit to efficiency. A secret weapon to melting efficiency is the Backpackers Pantry Outback Oven...

In GEAR » what size pot for melting snow (for 2)
December 19, 12:15am

Re: Re: NEW enLIGHTened Equipment Cuben/Climashield Quilt
OMG Thanks Jeff!

In Gear Swap » [FS] NEW enLIGHTened Equipment Cuben/Climashield Quilt
December 17, 7:23pm

Re: My Apologies
Hey Kendall- I've used slighly oversized Inov-8 shoes with RBH socks for all of my winter trips for several years now- tent, igloo, and snowcave- with a gaiter over the top. Works amazingly...

In GEAR » First time snow camping. Advice please.
December 17, 7:13pm

Re: NEW enLIGHTened Equipment Cuben/Climashield Quilt
66" long is shorter than a size small on their site. Is this a custom XS size? Franco- what does NM mean?

In Gear Swap » [FS] NEW enLIGHTened Equipment Cuben/Climashield Quilt
December 17, 7:06pm

Re: Valley Hopping in the Cordillera Huayhuash
Incredible images and story- thank you!

In Editor's Roundtable » Valley Hopping in the Cordillera Huayhuash
December 15, 9:04pm

Re: flyweight designs pack raft
I used a FlytePacker on a trip with my son last week. Great raft! It weighed in at 2 lb 0.5 oz and although we were just paddling around on a lake, I would feel very comfortable in mellow whitewa...

In GEAR » flyweight designs pack raft
July 19, 4:26am

That's awesome! My little Lily just turned one so she should be ready for something like this, well, yesterday! Super fun!

July 19, 2:09am

Re: Also for a Hammock Section
All for it. We are inclusive all forms of lightweight backcountry travel. We've certainly done reviews of hammocks and related gear so it makes perfect sense.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » How about a hammock forum?
July 19, 2:06am

Re: Re: Chair Kit / Jardine
Darn- missed Beyond Backpacking. Great find!

In Gear Swap » FS: Odds-n-ends Part II
July 17, 10:40pm

Re: Canister Stoves
I know they are easy to find in Europe and I've also found them in Central and South America. No experience in other areas... All brands fit all stoves. Only one oddball exception- Camping...

In GEAR » Help me Reduce my Base Weight!!!
July 17, 10:38am

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