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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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Rain Jacket
I love my GoLite Virga. Very simple, very effective, very inexpensive, & very light at 7 oz.

In GEAR » What's your favorite rain jacket?
January 26, 7:33pm

Be Prepared, Not Equipped
Brad, I appreciated your thoughts very much, especially the admonition not to think of ourselves as superior to the traditional crowd. Our job is to be ambassadors, educators, & enablers for...

In Editor's Roundtable » Be Prepared, Not Equipped
January 26, 6:03pm

Trekking pole baskets
Mike, I have set my Sublite up with both GG Lightrek 4's & REI Peak UL's (Komperdell)with the baskets attached & have had no problems with them even in strong winds. The baskets...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarptent Sublite Tent Review
January 11, 6:43pm

Coumadin advice
Peter, The coumadin certainly does have a tremendous bearing on your injury. Had the muscle tear been severe, one would have expected severe swelling & bruising so the degree of bruising you ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is this injury??
December 01, 3:59pm

What is this injury?
Peter, Your injury appears to be a torn biceps brachii muscle. From the appearance on the photograph, it appears to be at the belly of the muscle with residual blood tracking to the elbow due to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is this injury??
November 30, 8:44pm

Waterproof Comp vs. "regular" Comp
Something that was not made clear in the review is that there are 2 types of Comps. Both of the black color Comps are said to be waterproof & my friend has a pair of these. I suspect the mate...

In Editor's Roundtable » GoLite Footwear Competition and Fire Reviews
November 18, 3:08pm

Gossamer Gear Gorilla Backpack Review
Kent, thank you for the suggestion. I may also try substituting extra socks or gloves for the stock foam padding. Paul, you might want to look at the Mariposa Plus which is similar to the Goril...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Gorilla Backpack Review
October 20, 7:56pm

Gorilla Backpack Review
Yep, here in the Southeastern USA we call it "air you can wear!" ;)

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Gorilla Backpack Review
October 15, 8:37pm

Gorilla Observations
Thanks for an excellent review of the Gorilla. Just a few remarks concerning some questions & observations. I have used a small NeoAir pad in the pad sleeve partially inflated & found tha...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Gorilla Backpack Review
October 15, 5:28pm

Bulging Pack
Which of the stay styles are being used?; the older straight stays or the newer curved stays? I never used the straight stays because they did seem to pull the top of the Mariposa Plus back from t...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear Mariposa question
September 22, 8:03pm

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