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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: Notes from the Field: Rambling the High Sierra
I loved this article. It makes me look forward to when my kids (now 6 and 9) will be with me on subalpine trips like this. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm curious- what's that chair? ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Notes from the Field: Rambling the High Sierra
September 30, 11:16am

Re: Making a 2-man Cuben Fiber Tent

In Editor's Roundtable » Making a 2-man Cuben Fiber Tent
April 29, 5:11pm

Re: Re: TiCa Ice Tool
Ross, Billy, and Roger: I appreciate the discussion regarding my use of this ice tool. In my write up I clearly say "non-technical climbs" and that is what I meant. I do many climbs t...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2014 Staff Picks
January 01, 11:09pm

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

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