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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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C and C Outdoors
Ordered only once. No problems whatsoever. Would i order from them again? Yes. So, i'll give them a 4 or a 5. UPDATE: Did in fact order from them again. Big mistake? Not sure y...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 22, 6:14am

Backcountrygear.com
My experience is a bit different than the two previous Reviewers. Have done a lot, and i mean a lot, of business with these folks over the past three yrs. Have had more problems with them than w...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 21, 1:47am

Six Moon Designs Essence
Note: The following comments are merely my opinion of the product. YMMV. Also, please be aware that I know very little of fabrics, materials, sewing, and construction and this will be obvious t...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 25, 10:39am

Travel Light - Eat Heavy Bill McCartney
Purchased a copy some months ago when it first became available. Love this book. One of the best purchases I've made. Pg. 74. Chicken, Nuts, and Rice. Excellent. So versatile. First, try the r...

In Books and Media
January 12, 5:36pm

Golite Jam
Based upon reading the previous reviews, I'm going to have to give this pack another look. It was, for a very short time, quite a while ago, one step in my voyage "towards the light" (to quote GVP)...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 11, 4:07am

Montbell Thermawrap jacket
...this jacket is SO much warmer than it looks. Minimalist on features, but "maximist" on warmth, and it doesn't look half bad to boot. Every bit as good as the ThermaWrap vest, but it keeps y...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
January 11, 3:34am

Bozeman Mountain Works Cocoon Pullover
if a puffy white cumulus cloud was "reincarnated" as an insulated pullover, this would be the garment. it's hard to believe that it's so light and lofts so high. i'm a bit incredulous each time i ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
January 07, 5:37am

Gossamer Gear Mariposa
What do you get when you cross an UL pack with a feature-rich, Thru-Hike capable internal frame pack? Why,...the GossamerGear Mariposa, of course! Feature rich (external pad pocket, 4 ext. mesh po...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 07, 4:11am

Golite Gust
Austere and Spartan+ROBUST fabric+no "frills" = a solid 4+ (4.5 given this pack's design intentions). IMHO, slightly better weight carrying ability would push this rating to a 5, and, to my way o...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 07, 2:58am

Tikka XP
see the following Thread for a somewhat detailed comparison of the TikkaXP...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 07, 2:09am