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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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Nuwai 1 Watt (HLX-712L)
Final tally. It's a draw! This headlamp appears to be marketed under different brands, but otherwise appears to be identical. I have the eGear incarnation of this headlamp. The on/of...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
December 14, 4:33am

Lock Laces Shoe Laces Lock Laces Shoe Laces
Have used these in my trail runners. They actually make a nice snug fit that keeps the shoes on the feet. I am very pleased with them. Only downside for me is that since the laces are elastic...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 04, 4:11am

Basegear.com
ditto on prev. reviewer's comments. shipment is fast. no problems. good company to do business with in my experience.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 02, 5:31am

Petzl e+LITE
Rather than repeat here what i've previously written in a Forum Post, ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
December 01, 12:26am

Mountain Laurel Designs
I think that the following will suffice as a brief review of my experience with MLD. Having already obtained Ron Bell's permission to do so, i'm posting a copy of an email that I sent to Mr. Bell a...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 27, 4:32pm

Campmor .com
For me, living in the NE, Campmor.com is one my "go to" online retailers for gear. My favorite source for Clif Bars and Gu. Often have some very good sales on gear. I have ordered from Camp...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 26, 7:35pm

Backcountry.com
Have placed too many orders to count. Absolutely no problems with any order, so i can't comment on their Cust. Srv. Orders ship promptly with tracking numbers provided. Often good deals on th...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 25, 12:46am

Gossamer Gear
What else can be said about what may very well be the very best on-line retailer i have ever dealt with. I have placed more orders than i care to confess to. Like a previous reviewer my orders spa...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 23, 5:13am

Altrec.com
Only ordered once and very recently. Item shipped immediately. No problems. Would order from them again.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 23, 4:58am

Mountain Gear
What's there to say... In no particular order: 1. Large selection. 2. Prices not the lowest. 3. I've experienced no problems shopping with them 4. Too many emails from them, but i rec...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 22, 10:32am