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Doug Johnson (djohnson) - BPL Professional Member

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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: Re: Re: Re: Windshirts - What am I missing?
hood is warmer, no hood is better for running, biking, etc. I have both but probably use the no hood more often.

In GEAR » Windshirts - What am I missing?
July 02, 1:03am

Re: Re: BPL Motto
"Lss s Mr" Brilliant!

In Philosophy & Technique » Is their a BPL Motto or Pledge? Suggestions? Contest
July 01, 8:50pm

Re: No Motto
John, that is a lot of words for a Taoist. Lao Tzu would be unmoved. How about: Carry not carry P.S. I know your quotes by heart. No offense meant.

In Philosophy & Technique » Is their a BPL Motto or Pledge? Suggestions? Contest
July 01, 8:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Carbon Flame War
Thanks guys- I'm enjoying this debate. The point here, in a discussion largely void of policy makers and scientists from these fields, is personal knowledge and entertainment. I for one, fe...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
July 01, 2:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Windshirts
A windshirt is a very versatile piece- bugs, alpine ridges, drizzle, hard hiking in cooler weather...I use mine all the time. They add surprising warmth to an insulation layer- especially when it&...

In GEAR » Windshirts - What am I missing?
July 01, 1:24pm

Fibraplex poles review
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/fibraplex_fibrapole_292_poles_review.html FYI

In Gear Deals » delays with fibraplex
June 30, 3:40pm

TraiLite and the Micro Cottage Industry
SOLD! I'd love to have one of these for my Hane! Looking forward to the new TraiLite Designs products! I'm a total micro-cottage junkie- especially of those items that appear first in ...

In GEAR » TrailLite Designs
June 25, 4:41pm

Re: Re: Energy Gel
Accel Gel has protein and is unique in this way- superior for endurance events. For serious efforts, fuel like an ultramarathon runner. For these trips I use Perpeteum. Otherwise I like to have...

In GEAR » Energy Gel
June 24, 4:49pm

Re: Change for the better
Rock on! That's awesome!

In GEAR » Change for the better
June 18, 2:05am

Re: Lighten UP !
yes- that book is marvelous.

In Philosophy & Technique » Advice for Neophyte ULer: If you did it all over again?
June 17, 7:28am

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