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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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Photon Freedom Micro (White)
at ~0.2 oz, a true UL delight. great light output for a small, coin cell powered, single LED. The PT Impulse and older PT Eclipse are perhaps its closest competitors. These are slightly larger an...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 14, 12:59pm

Pacific Outdoor Equipment Insul Mat Hyper-Lite
This mat has worked fine for me the few times I've used it. However, I basically sleep as if I'm a dead man - i.e. on my back with prit' near no movement that I'm aware of all night long - particula...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
August 13, 6:05pm

Pacific Outdoor Equipment Insul Mat Über-Lite
I would concur in all points with the first poster to this Review Thread (search for some older Forum posts in which I mention some of these same points), adding (repeating from these older posts) on...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
August 13, 5:50pm

Petzl Tikka
Tikka Plus is a big improvement over the prev. generation Tikka (which, BTW, was and still is a very fine headlamp). The variable intensity is a very welcome feature, as is the fourth LED. While th...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 13, 1:12pm

Garmin Foretrex 101
Nice light weight unit. Wrist mount is convenient. Simple, intuitive user interface. Easy to operate buttons. Various displays well thought out. Batt. life, on alkalines, leaves a little to be ...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
August 09, 2:16pm

Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus Poles
I absolutely love these poles. For me, these are an "American Express" piece of gear, i.e. "Don't leave home without" them. A sheer joy to use. They're so light that, at brief rehydration rest sto...

In Trekking Poles
August 09, 3:43am

Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper
Recently started using one. Was skeptical of using a beltless pack w/o a sternum strap. Neither of these is an issue. Pack carries very well. The shoulder straps stay put and do NOT slip off of ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 09, 3:04am

GoLite Breeze
I like this pack. It was my one of my first really light weight packs. However, I was still in the process of lightening up, so at the time, I was carrying 22lbs. This didn't cut it for me. So I ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 08, 6:13pm