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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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Re: "Backpacking in the southeast?"
A good hike for 4-5 days would be Amicalola State Park to Neels Gap US 19-129. You could park at the Byron Reece Memorial trailhead & have the folks at Mountain Crossings- Walasi-Yi Center shu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking in the southeast?
August 15, 8:11pm

thermometer insanity
Benjamin, I have a Highgear watch but can't remember the model. My thermostat in my home is at 76F. The Highgear reads 74.8, my new Timex Expedition WS4 reads 76.3. I chose the carabiner sty...

In GEAR » Thermometers Driving Me Insane!!
June 19, 2:28pm

Re: "What Towel Do You Use?"
I use the WickSilver Towel from Gossamer Gear. Big, light, absorbent, dries fast, & doesn't reek after several days use.

In GEAR » What Towel Do You Use?
April 28, 6:57pm

Re: Texas Backpacking
Thanks to all for the info on Texas backpacking opportunities. I remember riding across Tx in a bus while going to Philmont & was impressed by the the variety of landscapes & wide open spac...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Texas Backpacking?
April 26, 3:21pm

Squall Classic with 47 in LT3 Trekking Poles
I would recommend angling the pole outward. A bit of cordage thru the small orange keeper loop of the Lightrek anchored with a Ti stake should keep it from slipping. I don't think the A frame...

In GEAR » Squall Classic with 47in LT3 Trekking Poles
April 24, 4:24pm

Oregon vs. Virginia
Brett, A primary concern for you will also be the practice of medicine. I may be completely wrong, but my understanding is that medicine in Oregon is highly regulated & "socialized&quo...

In Chaff » Where should I live Oregon vs. Virginia?
April 24, 12:37pm

Re: "Max Daily Mileage and Why"
My daily max was 23 miles on the first day of a GSMNP NOBO thru hike on the AT, which was a total distance of 72 miles in 3 days, 3 hrs. Had to make it to Davenport Gap at a certain time for picku...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Max Daily Mileage and Why?
April 23, 3:18pm

Trekkers, not Trekkies
Star Trek enthusiasts refer to themselves as "trekkers", not "trekkies". Guys with your obvious mental faculties should be mindful of this small, but important fact so as not t...

In Chaff » Space Alien Invasion.
April 19, 8:30pm

Space Alien Invasion- our universe in a wormhole
Now to make things more complicated is a new hypothesis mentioned in Science Magazine that our universe is actually within a wormhole between 2 other universes. Supposedly unifies gravity, electro...

In Chaff » Space Alien Invasion.
April 15, 3:09pm

Re, Re, Re, Re. Re, Re, Re, Space Alien Invasion
It truly is too late! The aliens are already here & have already nearly exterminated me. In about 1 hr & 8 minutes they will steal about 90K from me & enslave me for many more years to...

In Chaff » Space Alien Invasion.
April 14, 8:55pm

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