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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: Re: Down and Compression
Eins, Hear ya'. Understood. I was too theoretical in my post and totally ignored the practical aspects which you astutely pointed out. You make a good PRACTICAL point. I've parted...

In GEAR » Down and Compression
March 02, 11:28am

Re: MontBell's Breeze Dry Tec Laminate
Tom, my apologies. i should have used some emphasis for clarity. it's readily apparent to me now why my words weren't clearer. first off, i was responding to your precise wording with ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The eVENT Single Wall Tent: Here, Then Gone – What’s Replacing It?
March 02, 3:38am

Re: Pillow Case
generally am wearing all my clothing in the bag, so a pillow can't be made from clothing. a partially filled (so a head "pocket" forms - won't form if it's full of water), s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pillow Case?
March 02, 3:26am

Re: Re: Army:"Micropur and Sweetwater best"
>>"Does any filter that can filter most virus not clog very easily?" good question. would seem that it would. now, i'm sure if a very specific filter/product is being ...

In GEAR » Army:"Micropur and Sweetwater best"
March 02, 3:20am

Re: Sarah, one more for your list, manpris
>>"manpris" never seen 'em b/f. however, that won't stop me from offering an opinion on their use and who might wear them. look at the footwear. my guess: th...

March 02, 3:20am

Re: Re: Re: FYI
Kent, thanks for the compliment on my pic. It is, however, of my ugly side. I wish, though, that it was of my "good side" - which is actually found on the opposite side, a bit over h...

In Multiple Use Gear » esbit stove/titanium stakes....windscreen/pad
March 02, 2:56am

Re: re:The eVENT Single Wall Tent
Tom, i think BDT is NOT a microporous coating. MB has a somewhat similar named microporous coating called Dri Light Tec. It is air permeable though, just as you stated.

In Editor's Roundtable » The eVENT Single Wall Tent: Here, Then Gone – What’s Replacing It?
March 01, 3:53pm

Re: 3 to 4 oz.!
You're thinking of Epic by Nextec with the individually encapsulated threads producing a very water resistant, but NOT waterproof fabric. It's NOT a PTFE laminate though. Wild Things ma...

In GEAR » Wind shirt opinions
March 01, 1:58pm

Recruiting slogans
back in the day, the USMC had this recruiting slogan, "The Marines are looking for a few good men!". We used to say then, that the Marines already have a few good men,...Navy Corpsman!!...

In GEAR » Army:"Micropur and Sweetwater best"
March 01, 9:09am

Re: Down and Compression
Douglas, the rule of thumb is to NOT compress it a) in a compression sack b) in a NON-compression sack smaller than that supplied by the manufacturer (i don't mean here the larger cott...

In GEAR » Down and Compression
March 01, 3:40am

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