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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.

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All Forum Posts by paul johnson

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Re: re:When does water freeze? not simple answer
Brett, funny guy! like your sense of humor. And, you're absolutely right about water needing to have its temp lowered below 32F before it will begin to freeze (you get an A+), and for the rea...

In GEAR » When does water freeze?
March 06, 3:33am

Re: Fenix vs Arc AAA
the Arc is a nice little flashlight. i used to have one, but it wasn't very bright. now, they have the "Premium" edition. compared to the Fenix E0, my older Arc (non-Premium) was...

In GEAR » The Case for a Flashlight
March 06, 2:16am

Re: Re: First Aid Kits ???
Mitchell, very nice little kit. I'm going to compare it to my current kit and makes some changes as appropriate. I think that you are probably already aware of the following, but i'll m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » First Aid Kits ???
March 06, 1:09am

Re: Re: Re: Army:"Micropur and Sweetwater best"
Eins, 1. i've heard about the "bullet" test. i think that HEAT is more of a factor during firing and during impact, than the G-forces during deceleration. I have no opinion abo...

In GEAR » Army:"Micropur and Sweetwater best"
March 05, 9:24am

Re: Fenix Cree LED Hat Clip
Jhaura, good solution. i'll have to try that. i have extra Photon clips hanging around in a drawer. right now, i have extra AA Mag-Lite clips. I have forced them onto AA Fenix flashli...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fenix Cree LED Hat Clip
March 05, 9:09am

Re: First Aid Kits ???
Duct tape has so very many uses. It can certainly be used as part of a first aid kit. I probably carry more of it than I need to. A word of caution about putting it directly on a wound, howeve...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » First Aid Kits ???
March 04, 4:28am

Re: Water bag.
Lance, that water bag looks somewhat like my late '06 black Marmot windshirt! More seriously, very nice work. This looks like something that even someone who is all thumbs, like me, ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Silnylon Water Bag
March 04, 3:33am

Re: My UL H2O treatment
Eric, Yes. In fact, i recall DrJ mentioning this one to two years ago (he used AqM though, but it still applies to your choice of chem). What DrJ mentioned to save weight is that you coul...

In GEAR » Army:"Micropur and Sweetwater best"
March 04, 3:30am

Re: Re: Re: Too beautiful for words
Erin, good point. Personally, i can appreciate listening to or reading any well thought out, well presented, material on a subject of interest. Whether i agree with the conclusions or not is a s...

In Philosophy & Technique » I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
March 04, 3:20am

Re: Re: Re: Too beautiful for words
Brian, Is that really the correct URL in your Post? I've searched it for the "warm", "climate", "global", and "mars" and those four words do not appear ...

In Philosophy & Technique » I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
March 03, 7:48pm

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