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Doug I. (idester) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale PNW
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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All Forum Posts by Doug I.

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Re: Let's Dump FKT
"Just because they do it on a recognized backpacking trail like the JMT means we have to pay attention to them?" Actually, and I know this will blow your mind, but no, you don't ha...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Following Jared and Ty's JMT FKT attempt
August 11, 1:36pm

The Coddling of the American Mind
Interesting article.

In Chaff » The Coddling of the American Mind
August 10, 8:54pm

idester at the cake
(my version of the famous “Casey at the Bat”) The outlook wasn't brilliant for the idester on his day; He tried to cling to 56, but 57 was on its way, And when his eyesight went at fir...

In Chaff » idester at the cake
August 10, 8:00pm

Re: Re: Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
Interesting comment by Erick Erickson: The Republican Party created Donald Trump, because they made a lot of promises to their base and never kept them. At this point, most of the people I encounte...

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
August 10, 4:42pm

Re: FS: Sawyer Mini
"Price is free--if you can get it out, it's yours." Perhaps I can help. But first, life can be simple -- relief, discomfort. Now which of these I next apply, that decision is in yo...

In Gear Swap » FS: Sawyer Mini
August 10, 1:59pm

Re: Just finished the CT with a low-carb/high fat diet
Very impressive. Is this something you plan to continue, and if so, how will you alter it for being more sedentary now?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backpacking on a Low Carb Diet
August 09, 8:00pm

Re: Re: The Evolution of Packweight for a Typical BPL'er ... warning, not serious at all
"we need a poem to go w/ the graph! calling Doug" Not my best, but as requested (though song instead of poem): To the tune of Pink Floyd’s “Time” (With apologies to Roger, Da...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Evolution of Packweight for a Typical BPL'er ... warning, not serious at all
August 09, 6:59pm

Re: New forum!
"Fastpacking trip reports--here or the trip report forum? I like here." I'm not a fastpacker, and wouldn't pay much attention to most fastpacking discussions, but I do enjoy tr...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » New forum!
August 08, 7:20pm

Re: app or program to edit photos
Mac or Windows or Linux or ....

In Photography » app or program to edit photos
August 08, 6:42pm

Re: Re: My new backpacking Scotch bottle
I think it's sharper looking in person than in pictures. Looks extra nice next to a fabulous Japanese single malt, don't you think?

In GEAR » My new backpacking Scotch bottle
August 08, 5:19pm

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