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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: The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 2
I am loving this series- thank you Roger!

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 2
July 10, 12:59pm

LOVE it.
I absolutely loved this article. Thank you Ryan!

In Editor's Roundtable » SUL BikeRaftFishPacking (BFRP)
May 17, 4:39pm

Re: Nunatak craftsmanship compared to other bag makers?
I've had 3 from Feathered Friends, one each from Valandre and Nunatak, and 4 from Enlightened, among others. I'd put Valandre at the top and Feathered Friends is amazing to work with (all ...

In GEAR » Nunatak craftsmanship compared to other bag makers?
January 02, 10:49am

Re: Tent Advice
Hi Adam- I'm up to about 15 trips with my kids now. Henry is 6 and Lily is 3. When all four of us go, I use a ShangriLa 5 and I am extremely happy with this tent. The above advice regarding sp...

In GEAR » Tent Advice
January 01, 6:27pm

Re: Pacific Outdoor Equipment Website??
Oh man. Walks like a duck. Quacks like a duck. Yellow like a duck. It's a duck. These products are the same. Something isn't straight here.

In GEAR » Pacific Outdoor Equipment Website??
December 05, 11:00pm

Re: Solo+ Report
I'm very curious as to changes in the review program. When Backpacking Light created our first Review Summaries (which later became State of the Markets), they were HUGE! They were extremely ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Solo-Plus Tent State of the Market Report
September 26, 7:06pm

Re: Re: Re: "Staying Dry in a Bivy Sack
Great article Mike- I really enjoyed it. The pic of me is from a marvelous trip from Stevens to Snoqualmie Passes on the PCT in Washington where the kit worked perfectly. Thank you!

In Editor's Roundtable » Staying Dry in a Bivy Sack: Techniques for Managing the Moisture Balance Between External Precipitation and Internal Condensation
September 22, 3:03pm

Re: Great Presentation in Seattle
It was great to see Andrew in Seattle! Both presentations were excellent but I agree with Tad- I wish I had invited my whole family to learn about his amazing Alaska Yukon Expedition. Thanks ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Skurka's upcoming slideshows & clinics
April 22, 12:58am

Re: This should be on a must see list
Agreed! Great to meet you in real life Tad- Best wishes, Doug

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » This should be on a must see list
April 22, 12:52am

Coleman Xtreme- down the road
Hi Brad, Thanks! I really appreciate the information (and yours too Roger). I can see my path- use the Xtreme until I run out of canisters and then, rather than picking them up for $12 each on...

In Editor's Roundtable » Deep Freeze: A Cold, Hard Look at Winter Stoves
February 02, 6:59pm

All Reader Reviews by Doug Johnson

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Mountain Laurel Designs
I've bought products from Ron since his days on eBay. All the way through, he has been excellent with customer service, despite the extremely rapid growth he's experienced of late. I've had 5 produc...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 19, 7:29pm

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
Sure, it's quirky. Sure, there are some unsubstanciated claims. Sure, some of the gear is now outdated. But Beyond Backpacking created the Ultralight and especially the SUL backpacking movement t...

In Books and Media
November 17, 3:52pm