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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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Re: Mid State Trail - November 13-16, 2014
Sounds like fun. I'll stay tuned to this thread. For evening activities I could also bring my backpacking movie theater if interested.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Northeast trip -- November 13-16, 2014
September 13, 9:55am

The perfect pair of shoes
made just for you - in some places on the spot. Fascinating how far 3D printing has come.

In GEAR » The perfect pair of shoes
September 12, 7:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
I was going to attempt something unsupported, but I didn't like how it felt, so it's back to boxer briefs for me.

In Philosophy & Technique » John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
September 12, 1:18pm

Re: Re: LNT -Craig
"When I teach this stuff to high school students, I find it does just the opposite. Rather than neglecting an opportunity to teach a philosophy of respect that extends beyond the trail, I thin...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 11, 5:17pm

“The protection of these places is a constant battle”
Interesting article: National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis on the perilous future of America's parks -- and why they're so essential

In On the Web » “The protection of these places is a constant battle”
September 11, 8:37am

Re: Re: The War on Vestibules
"I don't get the need for views out of the tent. It's dark and I'm sleeping when in it." I'm a bit of a lazy backpacker, so I love views, especially in the morning. I l...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 11, 8:28am

Re: Re: Re: Lock the sim...????
"At work I blow through most of the battery by noon." That surprises me, unless you're constantly using it. Do you have background app refresh turned off?

In GEAR » New iPhone?
September 10, 8:09pm

Re: Re: Re: iPhone battery life
"I wonder how long before we learn how the 6 compares?" I'd say a month, tops....

In GEAR » New iPhone?
September 10, 8:07pm

Re: iPhone battery life
"I agree that I really wish it were possible to change batteries so I could take a second one. There are plugin options, but I've never found anything light." Have you ever checked...

In GEAR » New iPhone?
September 10, 6:23pm

Re: Who'd a thought a heron could be so stealthy!
"I blamed my cats till I eventually saw the culprit." Too funny! Well, not for the poor fish, of course...

In Chaff » Who'd a thought a heron could be so stealthy!
September 10, 6:12pm

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