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Ian B. (IDBLOOM) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale PNW
About Me Here's the deal... I'm the best there is... plain and simple. I mean I wake up in the morning and I piss excellence. And nobody can hang with my stuff. Just a big hairy American winning machine.
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Evolite - A swing and a miss
I recently purchased the size regular Evolite from REI. I've used it a total of two nights at the GGG this year. Why did I buy it? It appeared to be all of the comfort of a prolite plus ...

In GEAR » New Thermarest Evolite - any details known?
February 09, 10:14am

Re: Re: Re: anonymous posters
"IMO everyone should be required to provide their full name, a name that matches their credit card info. Locale should also be required. Transparency is a good thing." +100

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » anonymous posters
February 09, 9:58am

Long Distance Hiking has no Brand She's still one of my favorite bloggers. I presume Company X in this article is Gossame...

In Chaff » Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
February 09, 9:36am

Re: Re: Re: Victorinox parer and kydex sheath..
That Forschner looks like another great option. I'm not artsy fartsy like Craig but I do agree with him. The little Vicky should be the perfect knife. Cheap, durable, useful, low mainten...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » unltralite knife
February 09, 9:22am

Re: Reputation for Durability
You shouldn't see that kind of wear after a month, even if you wore them every day. Assuming no git 'er done Olympics (lawn skiing in them behind a ride 'em mower), I wouldn't hesi...

In GEAR » Darn Tough Socks Suck!
February 09, 9:06am

Re: Darn Tough Socks Suck!
Some people like them. To each their own. I rarely wear wool socks hiking (I prefer Wrights) but wear them on a near daily basis at work. I'm still wearing the same ol' Kirkland wool...

In GEAR » Darn Tough Socks Suck!
February 09, 8:49am

Re: Re: Norcal GGG #1 Post Trip Report and Some Photos
I got to check out some of David's polycryo tarps last year but missed a demo on the cook kits so I got where Justin was going with this.

In Post-Trip Reports » Norcal GGG #1 Post Trip Report and Some Photos
February 08, 10:43pm

Re: SOLD: Bundle of Washington State Hiking Books
Dale, Books arrived yesterday. I feel like I got a really good deal bordering on possibly ripping you off. Coffe/Tea is on me at the PNW GGG.

In Gear Swap » FS: Bundle of Washington State Hiking Books
February 08, 11:00am

Re: Sawyer Mini discussion
Ha ha! Oh my Dean! Great stuff! OP, The bags work for a lot of people so feel free to use them if you feel so inclined. What I can say is that on the Wonderland, I saw three of my hiking p...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze
February 07, 11:37pm

Re: Norcal GGG #1 Post Trip Report and Some Photos
Looks like a splendid time David! The weather sure cooperated that weekend.

In Post-Trip Reports » Norcal GGG #1 Post Trip Report and Some Photos
February 07, 11:27pm

All Reader Reviews by Ian B.

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Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've made a few purchases from Lawson. His glow-wire and ti stakes are my personal favorites in their class. The price has always been fair, shipping has been free, and delivery timely. Yesterd...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 24, 10:34am

ULA Equipment
I ordered a ULA Ohm 2.0 with standard options ~ 4/2013. Chris was very quick to respond to my emails. I had originally ordered a CDT and he was quick to modify my order. Backpack arrived within a f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 13, 11:55am

zpacks Company
Well Z Packs continues to live up to their stellar reputation. I ordered a Hexamid Twin a few weeks ago. The posted delivery times were 5-7 weeks on their website. I suspected that spring is a hect...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 30, 11:31pm