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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 :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

Re: Wedge
Hope this gives a better idea David.

In Editor's Roundtable » Integral Designs Wedge eVENT Bivy REVIEW
June 01, 9:18pm

Re: Lightest camp chair ever
Cool! Looked weird but then I took 1/2" straps and made one. It totally works and is quite comfortable! I'd really be interesting in getting one to play with.

In GEAR » Lightest camp chair ever
April 16, 10:51pm

Re: WTB Childs Sleeping Bag 2/3yrs old.
The Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite is perfect for a child this age. That's been my son's pad since birth (he's almost 4 now). For that matter, anything torso-length is a good plan...

In Gear Swap » WTB Childs Sleeping Bag 2/3yrs old.
April 11, 12:17am

Re: Why not Seedhouse
The sizing and the way the sidewalls lean in.

In GEAR » Thoughts on tent before I pull the trigger
April 08, 12:18am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Arctic tent
That's a good point Bob. Clips are definitely better in that you can stake the base out, add poles, and clip. That's not the impression I had by looking at the Allak but I might be missin...

In GEAR » Arctic tent
April 08, 12:17am

Re: Re: Hubba Hubba
I reviewed the Hubba Hubba for this site and never had issues despite extensive testing in the Washington Cascades and coastal rainforests. Check out the Seedhouse 2 SL review- it wouldn't b...

In GEAR » Thoughts on tent before I pull the trigger
April 07, 10:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Arctic tent
Hi Brad, A couple of comments: The tunnel is MUCH easier to set up in high winds because you stake one side, insert poles when it is flat on the ground, pull out and stake the other side. Of...

In GEAR » Arctic tent
April 07, 10:02pm

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