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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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BD Spot
i'm vascillating between a 3 and a 4 rating for this headlamp. a 3.5 maybe??? i guess a 4 if batt life is NOT important to you; a 3 or 3.5 if it is. rather than repeat info here that was first "p...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 07, 1:51am

Montbell Thermawrap Vest
I've combined the Montbell U.L. ThermaWrap Inner Vest (only 5.2oz) with a Montbell Wind Blast Anorak while wearing a cotton T-shirt and cotton sweatshirt. Clearly with all that cotton (the "death fab...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
January 06, 7:22pm

Montbell Wind Blast Anorak
For $50 you can't go wrong. Some sizes and colors still on sale for ~$36.xx (early jan2006). Montbell lists it under its "Wind shell" category, not its "Rain shell" category. only 7.4oz nice ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 06, 6:55pm

Princeton Tech Aurora
[the rating is to be used for comparing to other task/proximity lighting headlamps using ONLY 5mm LEDs. this rating has no bearing on the Aurora's capabilities when compared to dissimilar headlamps u...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
November 19, 2:30am

Princeton Tec Apex
rating: 4.9 This initial evaluation was performed indoors in a darkened basement and then after nightfall in the backyard, partially surrounded by trees. This is perhaps the best headlam...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 14, 4:20pm

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
Just finished reading this book. As a long time hiker (as far as age, it's downhill to 100 for me), but a relatively recent UL-er, I found this book both informative and a fun/easy/stimulating/inspir...

In Books and Media
September 10, 3:10am

Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite Pad
Clearly the best self-inflating pad currently available. Robust, relatively heavy weight fabric resists punctures. Its shape makes it a tad heavier than its next best competitor from POE (also a fin...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
August 26, 4:39pm

Wild Things Epic Wind Shirt
Own both the hoodless & the hooded. Top-notch craftsmanship. Can't even find a loose thread. Zippers have operated flawlessly with no fabric snags. Depending upon the conditions intended for use t...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
August 26, 3:03pm

REI Peak UL
Not my first choice in a trekking pole when lighter poles exist - unless I were going on a plane. However, they are very good trekking poles. Relatively light weight. At this point seem strong eno...

In Trekking Poles
August 24, 5:44pm

Princeton Tec EOS
i would classify this headlamp as a "low-end" luxeon-type headlamp. by low-end, i mean a smaller, lighter headlamp, running on AAA batts, generally lacking, or not requiring an over-the-he...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 14, 4:02pm