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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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Thanks for the memories
Tom, Thanks for the trip down memory lane that you provided for us old Philmont veterans. The pictures of Mt. Phillips, Cimmaroncito, & the Tooth of Time brought back fond memories of Itenera...

In Editor's Roundtable » Philmont Redux: A Returning Scouter’s Report
October 20, 8:22pm

Tony's hydration tube setup
Sorry to be off topic, but I'm curious: Tony, could you explain the routing of your hydration tube/ bite valve? I've never seen anyone use this routing on the sternum strap & wonder wh...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hiking The Diablo Trail: A Conservation Success Story
September 23, 2:26pm

Must have been 24 days of bliss!!
Wow! 24 days of not having 30 people daily sit in front of me & complain about the common cold or "fibromyalgia" or having to deal with metro Atlanta's idiot drivers! Now I know...

In Post-Trip Reports » Skurka Finished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
September 11, 6:36pm

"Ideal Backpacking Partner"
+4 for Jesus the Christ. He practiced the lightweight hiking philosophy, thought outside the box, understands nature intimately, afflicts the comfortable & comforts the afflicted, & could ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Whi is your ideal backpacking partner???
September 05, 10:15pm

Labor Day Smokies Trip
I would recommend taking at least a bivy even if you plan to stay at shelters because of the safety factor. Injury, changes in weather, & fatigue can all alter the best of plans. Also, the AT...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking in the southeast?
September 02, 4:07pm

Re Re "Chub Rub"
Sweating & friction are the major contributors. The medical term is "maceration". The Desitin acts as a moisture barrier & lubricant so it addresses both issues. Boxer briefs al...

In Philosophy & Technique » Chaffing
September 01, 7:52pm

"Chub Rub"
The best thing I've ever tried is Desitin Cream in conjunction with boxer briefs. The Desitin is initially messy but can be partially rubbed in. I am also overweight & sweat profusely ( h...

In Philosophy & Technique » Chaffing
September 01, 7:23pm

Fan of GoLite & Keen shoes
I fully agree with Brian's post on the merits of GoLite shoes concerning toe box volume. I love my GoLite Comps because they let your toes roam free & keep your heels locked in tight. Kee...

In GEAR » Lightest Trail Runners with Large Toebox?
August 31, 7:26pm

The video was misleading
Gregg, I agree with Travis, especially since the Tarptent in the video was not set up correctly! It was obvious to me that the trekking pole was not at the correct height (too low) & the side...

In GEAR » Need a little guidance
August 30, 4:34pm

No feeling in big toes, possible help
I had the same thing happen to me last Labor Day weekend on my GSMNP AT thru hike. It occurred on the last day of the trip during a rapid, steep 8 mile downhill stretch. My shoes didn't seem ...

In GEAR » No feeling in big toes
August 22, 1:40pm

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