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Michael Johnstone (mjohnstone) - BPL Lifetime Member

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You Both Are an Inspiration
What a great story. You are an inspiration on how to raise a family and enjoy life. Thanks for sharing.

In Editor's Roundtable » Sunshine in the Sierra
November 15, 7:00pm

Thanks for the Updated List
I appreciate the updated suggestions, Ryan. I searched for items in your book and previous articles in BPL, but they are difficult if not impossible to find. Your easy to find examples are a grea...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): 3-Season, 3-Day
October 11, 7:18pm

Great Article
Thanks for a great article. I appreciate the topic (family camping) and the breadth of tents that you evaluated. Prices would be helpful in future articles, but not a necessity. Sharing the ...

In Editor's Roundtable » State of the Market Report: Family/Group Backpacking Tents
October 11, 7:05pm

Re: Reunion
Frank and Ric, Great to hear from both you. Frank, I considered going to the longer BPL course this year, but I wanted to work a bit more on my own first. Maybe next year. We are going to...

In Post-Trip Reports » SHT Trip Report - June 2010
July 23, 12:12pm

Re: SHT Trip Report - June 2010
Sam, Thanks for the kind note. A number of people that we met on the trail recommended the sections around Grand Marais. I will look at that for next year. We are definitely going back to...

In Post-Trip Reports » SHT Trip Report - June 2010
July 23, 10:33am

SHT Trip Report - June 2010
The plan was to backpack north from Castle Danger on the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT), covering 40 miles over four days. We would stop the first night at East Gooseberry Campsite. The second day w...

In Post-Trip Reports » SHT Trip Report - June 2010
July 23, 10:09am

Re: Re: We also like our T2
I have done several father-son backpacking and canoe trips with the T2. I have been very happy with the easy set-up, mess pockets, double doors, and fairly light design. Casey, I have never s...

In Editor's Roundtable » REI Quarter Dome T2 Tent Review
February 17, 2:02pm

Re: Re: Dates of Superior Hiking Trail Trip
Jim, Thanks for all of the information. My 10 year old is 5'2" and is surprisingly strong - 10 miles on trail is within his capability. That said, I don't want to push him too...

In Gear Lists » 2010 Gear List for Superior Hiking Trail
January 17, 7:18am

Dates of Superior Hiking Trail Trip
Andy and Jim, I am planning on going in early June. Roughly the 3rd through the 6th. I do not have any sections in mind - first time on the trail. I would gladly take any advice you have. ...

In Gear Lists » 2010 Gear List for Superior Hiking Trail
January 16, 5:48am

2010 Gear List for Superior Hiking Trail
I just posted my gear list in the Community Gear Lists community. I am preparing for a 4-day trip on the Superior Hiking Trail. The list is a work in process. I need to refine and measure all of...

In Gear Lists » 2010 Gear List for Superior Hiking Trail
January 15, 8:53pm

All Reader Reviews by Michael Johnstone

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Lightweight Backpacking (WS1-LWB) Lightweight Backpacking (WS1-LWB)
I agree with Rick's comments. The area was beautiful (Paradise Valley), the route was a challenging mix of trail and off-trail hiking, we were effectively taught a large number of topics in a sho...

January 04, 7:03pm