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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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inexpensive CR123A cells for the Lantern being reviewed.
generally, online, high quality brand name CR123A cells (like Energizer and Duracell) go for between $1.17 and $1.25 each with occasional $1.00 each for cells with only a couple of (to a few) years...

In Editor's Roundtable » Coleman Pack-Away Lantern Spotlite Review
May 29, 4:01am

a "SPOT off" comment???
deleted - now understood the point

In Editor's Roundtable » SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker - Full Review
May 29, 3:17am

Re: Ul & Mainstream
Since when is exclusivity a virtue? NOT that the Thread originator claimed DrJ was creating a "religious" movement of sorts, but the attitude, if i understood one aspect of your Post co...

In Chaff » Ul & Mainstream
August 06, 6:25am

Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, oh my...
Puma concolor v. oleoresin capsicum doesn't sound like the much of the first sprays hit the cat in the nose or eyes. final reaction is what i've seen many times from dogs, i.e. the r...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Life one link down the foodchain
August 01, 5:15pm

Re: Survivor Stud
Jason, An absolute riot. Loved them all. My body aches from laughing so hard. You sure are one funny guy. Just in case it is of interest to you, Video #3 did point out a distinct differe...

In Chaff » Survivor Stud
July 25, 12:37am

Re: Welcome back
Thank you, Dondo. i'm off from work the last couple of weeks temporarily on partial disability. So, when i'm feeling up to it, i'll check in evey once in a while. My trekkin' ...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW
July 23, 6:45am

Re: Re: Freezing Conditions
>>"It may be very helpful to remember that, apart from the Energiser e2 lithiums, ALL the rest of the lithiums have a water-based electrolyte and, like alkalines, they all freeze up in t...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW
July 23, 6:29am

Re: What does your treatment NEED to be effective against?
Crypto is alive and well and present in some water sources. According to FDA/BBB in ~80% of the adult population of the USofA it can be demonstrated through serological testing that protein spec...

In GEAR » Water purification
March 29, 3:13pm

Re: Tablets, Wounds, Bleach
Bleach vs. Crypto http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/ENVHealth/Crypto%20FAQs.pdf just one of a number of "hits" with similar info. ---------------- Bleach vs. Giardia http:...

In Multiple Use Gear » KlearWater as mouthwash & skin treatment
March 29, 3:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Dbl Rainbow vs. Lunar Duo
David, excellent Post. Just what i wanted to hear. I now find that i'll be needing a 2p tent and hate wrestling with very long shock-corded poles, preferring, instead, to use t-poles for supp...

In GEAR » Double Rainbow vs. Lunar Duo
March 29, 2:25am

All Reader Reviews by paul johnson

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Princeton Tec Genesis
So, since I've recently re-discovered the joys of handhelds, I decided to give the PT Genesis flashlight a whirl. The PT Apex is my favorite high powered headlamp, so, i was hoping to similarly...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
March 05, 1:57pm

Princeton Tec Quad
...to a 5 Using my standard GBU categorization, we have... The Good: 1. Bright light output on HIGH 2. Decent battery life on MED, and LOW 3. Nice packaging 4. Comfortable to ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
March 05, 1:33pm

Pelican VB3 LED
The Pelican VB3 is a cool little light. I've had mine for over two yrs now. I've given them as gifts (new) and handouts/gifts (used w/new batts - "Oh, that's nice". "...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
March 05, 1:05pm

Six Moon Designs StarLite
...the SMD Starlite pack. What I like: 1. Internal Frame or Frameless - you choose. 2. Organization - pockets, pockets everywhere - pad pocket, hip belt pocket, no wait, make that two (p...

In Backpacks - Frameless
March 05, 12:49pm

Integral Designs VB socks / Vapor Barrier socks
I use these as rain gear for my feet when wearing trail runners. I'd prefer to use Rocky GTX socks, but, for me, they just don't work due to fit issues. As in my Rocky GTX socks review, ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
March 04, 4:13am

Black Diamond Ion
a beloved friend whose time has passed. A nice little task/proximity light in its day. So light in weight. Produced enough light for its intended purpose. However, it has been passed by other ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
March 04, 3:49am

Moosejaw the company
I've got to agree with John. They are an unusual bunch there over at MooseJaw. For convenience, I usually like to place web orders with online retailers. Not so, in the case of MooseJaw. T...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 01, 6:24pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
Owned it. Sold it. My opinion: It was 'ok'. It has quite a following though. All of my co-workers love it, except for my old boss. He loves his ProLite4. Compared to the BMW Torso...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 01, 6:17pm

Dom's Outdoors Dom's Outdoors
My advice when dealing with Dom's is to try to contact them and speak to someone before placing an order. My past experience has been that I ordered an item indicated as in stock, but item was ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 27, 10:14am

Rocky Rocky GTX Socks
Bought these socks a couple of years ago. And have never been able to make use of them in their intended fashion. Why? Well, the story reads like the plot of a spaghetti western... The Good...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
February 27, 3:24am