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Doug Johnson (djohnson) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Washington State
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: Trekking Pole Science
I've used trekking poles all the time since I was in my early 30s. I know that I don't "need" them but I do choose them consistently. The one place where I could say that I ne...

In GEAR » Trekking Pole Science
June 06, 5:16pm

Re: Pacerpoles
Pacer Pole review: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/pacerpole_2-section_trekking_pole_review.html

In GEAR » Help! Pick my trekking poles!
June 06, 5:05pm

Re: Help! Pick my trekking poles!
Hi Tim, Welcome to Backpacking Light! There are many great reviews and related articles on this site. Unfortunately you have to be a subscriber to read them. If you go that route, this would ...

In GEAR » Help! Pick my trekking poles!
June 06, 5:02pm

Re: Re: Trekking Pole Science
This is all very interesting to me. There is a great deal of qualitative (experiential) evidence both for and against the efficacy of trekking pole use. It certainly is tricky to gather conclusiv...

In GEAR » Trekking Pole Science
June 06, 3:48pm

Re: Re: Snowshoe recommendations
Great review: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/northern_lites_backcountry_snowshoe_review.html Great review summary: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpacking...

In GEAR » Snowshoe recommendations
June 06, 12:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Integral Designs Wedge eVENT Bivy REVIEW
If you mean vestibule when you say "canopy" then yes- there was absolutely condensation on the silnylon vestibule. This is stated in the review. Water on the floor could either be fro...

In Editor's Roundtable » Integral Designs Wedge eVENT Bivy REVIEW
June 03, 4:34pm

Re: Re: Integral Designs Wedge eVENT Bivy REVIEW
Thanks Brad- I appreciate that. Yes- you do see condensation on the poles (that always happens with exposed interior poles) but not on the breathable eVent fabric. The blue nylon at the bottom ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Integral Designs Wedge eVENT Bivy REVIEW
June 03, 2:37pm

Re: Re :Integral Designs Wedge eVENT Bivy REVIEW
A few answers: There are absolutely conditions I camp in where I would buy this shelter. I would not give it a recommended rating otherwise. However, it is one of several shelters I have and i...

In Editor's Roundtable » Integral Designs Wedge eVENT Bivy REVIEW
June 02, 6:19pm

Re: Neat Idea
Alex- I had it in heavy snowfall of about 1.5 feet one night. It didn't collapse but the flat roof is not the best for shedding snow. Definitely better than most bivies though! Compared to...

In Editor's Roundtable » Integral Designs Wedge eVENT Bivy REVIEW
June 01, 10:16pm

Re: Why wouldn't I
That makes sense William for most applications. Where this tent has few equals is above the treeline in an alpine environment with crazy weather. Serious summit bids are its forte due to the amaz...

In Editor's Roundtable » Integral Designs Wedge eVENT Bivy REVIEW
June 01, 10:09pm

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