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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: Re: Re: SteriPen and UV Transmission
Roger, Many thanks. UV-A...this answers a lot of questions and explains a lot of things. I can now accept what the Mfrs claim, viz. that UV-C doesn't escape. UV-A is probably the wavele...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW
March 03, 4:59pm

Re: SteriPen and UV Transmission
John, SODIS does work - it is generally recommended that SODIS be allowed six hours to perform its disinfecting work on non-turbid water. Is it UV-A, UV-B, or UV-C that is doing the work. Fra...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW
March 03, 1:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Army:"Micropur and Sweetwater best"
My preference (it's NOT a dogma intended to be enforced on everyone) is to filter first, then treat w/either UV-C or chems. Why? Both modalities work far better on treated water due to...

In GEAR » Army:"Micropur and Sweetwater best"
March 03, 6:07am

Lookin' Goood !!!
All this is really something that I fortunately don't have to concern myself with. I learned long ago that absolutely, positively, nothing will make me look good!!! At least on the trail, th...

In GEAR » "NEW ITEM WORSHIP"
March 02, 2:11pm

Re: Re: Coatings, Laminates, PU, Air Permeable...
Ben, you're too kind. I do remember that you've had to correct my Chinese - for which I sincerely thank you.

In Editor's Roundtable » The eVENT Single Wall Tent: Here, Then Gone – What’s Replacing It?
March 02, 12:36pm

Re: 5000 gallon filter. 1 oz. $30
James, not enough info there to make an in-depth evaluation. Even the "Learn More: Survival Straw" link has very little detail as to the precise construction and modus operandi of the &q...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW
March 02, 12:33pm

The Life (sic) cycle of a Virus
Like Brian said, a virus doesn't conform to the standard definition of a living creature - no reproduction (apart from a host of an entirely different nature), no metabolism, no respiration (th...

In GEAR » Army:"Micropur and Sweetwater best"
March 02, 12:05pm

Re: Re: Filter / Screen for Nalgene Bottles
That's a great suggestion Ben. I've seen your design before, but haven't tried it yet. Your reminder has spurred my interest in making one.

In GEAR » Filter / Screen for Nalgene Bottles
March 02, 11:54am

Re: Re: Coatings, Laminates, PU, Air Permeable...
Ben, thanks. I remember reading that Thread with your Post in it. Good explanation. Thanks for reminding me.

In Editor's Roundtable » The eVENT Single Wall Tent: Here, Then Gone – What’s Replacing It?
March 02, 11:47am

Re: Re: MontBell's Breeze Dry Tec Laminate
Tom, i NEVER would have guessed that English wasn't your native tongue. YOU WRITE so well. Me,...all my languages are so bad that i say that i don't have a FIRST language!!! I think yo...

In Editor's Roundtable » The eVENT Single Wall Tent: Here, Then Gone – What’s Replacing It?
March 02, 11:45am

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