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Doug I. (idester) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale MidAtlantic
About Me Grew up in the Adirondacks. Retired Army. Currently a DoD civilian. Want to retire again and do more backpacking!

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One for Wisner...
Thought you'd enjoy this Craig, and anyone else with a similar sensibility. http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/381610/a-blacksmith-explains-how-he-forges-art-from-metal/

In Chaff » One for Wisner...
October 20, 3:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: creeping weight
"My kids started to join me and so the pack weight went up. Now that they are teens, I am of no interest to them anymore so I am back on the warpath to lighten my load." This is someth...

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 20, 2:58pm

Re: The moments that matter
Ike, nice to see you continue to enjoy the small moments for the big moments they truly are. You often remind me of a favorite quote. Paraphrased: The truly important moments are there, if you w...

In Post-Trip Reports » The moments that matter
October 20, 2:55pm

Renewable down standard
It's a start. http://nybw.businessweek.com/articles/2014-10-20/north-face-and-h-and-m-try-to-clean-up-the-down-business

In On the Web » Renewable down standard
October 20, 10:52am

Re: MN BPLers
Do I have to be from Minnesota? I can't even fake the accent convincingly.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » MN BPLers
October 20, 10:15am

Re: Re: Re: Hey, this is about us
Ian et al., We'll just disagree on this one. :-)

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 18, 11:46am

Re: Hey, this is about us
I feel like I read a different article than many of the rest of you. Nowhere in the article I read did the author advocate heavier backpacking - in fact he devotes an entire paragraph (in a relativ...

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 18, 10:20am

Re: Re: Which FB overboots?
When I did my Michigan trip last winter (snowshoeing on a frozen but mostly snow covered Lake Superior, and then snowshoeing through deep snow [snowshoes sinking 8-10" in the snow with each st...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Footwear Solutions
October 17, 11:51am

Re: Go Giants!!!!!
I don't know, Eagles beat 'em up pretty bad last week.....

In Chaff » Go Giants!!!!!
October 17, 8:50am

Baxter Pass
Nice trip Tom! Gorgeous photos.

In Post-Trip Reports » Season Finale- Baxter Pass 10/7-8
October 16, 8:23pm

All Reader Reviews by Doug I.

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Packa eVent
Eddie Hinnant's eVent Packa is not a piece of UL gear, even if you factor in the combined use of rain jacket and pack cover. But it's very good for what it is and what it does. I've had th...

In Clothing - Raingear
May 08, 9:09pm

Warbonnet BlackBird
The Warbonnet Blackbird hammock offers, quite simply, the most restful and comfortable sleep I've ever had in the backcountry. It's very well made (craftsmanship), strong and sturdy, and has n...

In Shelters - Hammocks & Accessories
April 05, 8:13am