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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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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 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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Fenix Cree Editions - all four of them
Rather than repeat several very long Posts here, a link to a Thread dealing with these fine flashli...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 17, 6:52pm

Fenix P1D-CE
The P1D-CE ("cree edition") takes 1 CR123A battery. I've taken a "pocket clip" off of a CMG (bought out by Gerber) Infinity task light. Spread the clip slightly and slipped...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 10, 5:05am

The L0D-CE ("cree edition") uses a fixed focus Cree 7090 XR-E LED with a 50,000 hr life (approx). It is digitally regulated like most of the Fenix flashlights. It's only a bit larger...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 10, 5:00am

Black Diamond Cosmo is NOT cosmic, man!
BD Cosmo purchased in fall '06 is pretty much what i've come to expect from Black Diamond. Quality. Nice packaging (not the box, by this i mean the headlamp itself). Reliable. Functions ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 06, 7:14am

Black Diamond Giz-mo' is really a Giz-less
After "playing with" the new BD Wiz, marketed as a kid's headlamp for "budding alpinists" (BD's own words), i was expecting more from its larger sibling, the Gizmo. Gizm...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 06, 5:02am

Black Diamond Wiz This Ain't NO TOY!!!
[Note: near the end of the "short" Review is a clearly marked HEADING entitled RATING:. You might want to read that first b/f wading through the following extrane...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 02, 11:31am

Petzl Zipka
Small. Light. Bright. Adjustability. Batt-life. Ease of use. Sexy Form Factor. 'Bout says it all. A standout in all of the above ways. I've had Zipka's since the original 3LE...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 02, 8:37am

Wigwam Ingenius Hiker Socks
I'd give these socks a 2.5 or 3 at best. The concept sounds great. The execution just doesn't live up to the marketing hype and expectations. Unlike the Review Thread Initator, I don...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
February 01, 4:16am

Western Mountaineering Highlite
A 15oz shorter version of the Highlite - good for those 5' 6" or shorter. Essentially concur with the comments of the Review Thread initiator. When I purchased mine, the bag was conserv...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 30, 10:02am

Marmot Ion
My Black Ion came from BCO, not Campmor. As far as recent purchases go, this one is definitely money well wasted. It too, like those Ion's others purchased from Campmor, has down hidden so...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 06, 1:23pm