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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.
CityHamden
StateCT
CountryUSofA

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All Forum Posts by paul johnson

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Re: LW gangrene treatment; maggots
Brett, one has to give ancient, more primitive man (or, at least non-technological - perhaps that's a better way to phrase it, though we don't often think such of ancient man) a lot of cr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » First Aid Kits ???
March 08, 2:46am

Re: Re: Fenix Cree LED Hat Clip
Jhaura, what i did yesterday is take a spare Photon Microlight clip and cut the three protrusions off of the top to provide a smoother surface for the Fenix L0D-CE (though it would work even some l...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fenix Cree LED Hat Clip
March 08, 12:51am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: First Aid Kits ???
Many thanks. up to 20L/day, that would definitely make it difficult to remain hydrated and maintain electrolyte balance by just drinking water (no D5 or other IV fluids) in the backcountry - downr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » First Aid Kits ???
March 08, 12:34am

Re: Re: Myo XP
Brian, agreed. it would be nice if Petzl had been more forthcoming with this info much earlier than they posted it on their website. for some, lack of Li batt use is mitigated somewhat by wearin...

In Editor's Roundtable » STATE OF THE MARKET REPORT: LED Headlamps (2007)
March 07, 3:12pm

Re: Re: Myo XP
JA, Actually as Rick Drehrer mentioned in his Article, there is some variablility amongst LEDs. Both of my Apex's are brighter than the Myo XP even when the XP is on boost mode. The cente...

In Editor's Roundtable » STATE OF THE MARKET REPORT: LED Headlamps (2007)
March 07, 2:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: First Aid Kits ???
>>"immodium may prolong/worsen certain diarrheal illnesses, the key is to remain hydrated!" Jay, good point. However, it sounded like you might be saying that taking Imodium A-D...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » First Aid Kits ???
March 07, 2:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: First Aid Kits ???
Mitchell, regarding the use of superglue, let me reiterate what i had posted earlier: "superglue works great on the hangnails, loose toesnails, burst blisters (after disinfecting), small cu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » First Aid Kits ???
March 07, 2:01pm

Re: review
Eric, you're right about the L0D-CE (Cree Edition in "Fenix-speak") - mine is in my pants pocket 24/7 - in the car, home, office, forest; it rocks (as the young'uns say). Howeve...

In Editor's Roundtable » STATE OF THE MARKET REPORT: LED Headlamps (2007)
March 07, 1:51am

Re: Apex
[NOTE: To keep this Post short, i'm just going to address the point raised by David in his Post, and not include too many other comments dealing with other aspects/sub-topics relative to the Ri...

In Editor's Roundtable » STATE OF THE MARKET REPORT: LED Headlamps (2007)
March 07, 1:42am

Scott, about your Posts & that Bacpacker Magazine award to Big Sky...
Hey Scott, don't sweat it (actually, i don't think you are, but just in case). I don't think most Forum participants are going to hold it against you. You voiced your opinion. It mi...

In GEAR » Bacpacker Magazine award to Big Sky
March 06, 3:32pm

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