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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: re
Your two posts are rather guilty of what you accuse the author of - heavy on opinion and short on facts. What is he reporting that's simply hearsay? Where is he dishonest? Where is he embellish...

In Chaff » Iditarod
March 12, 10:45am

What it means to be fully human
Short piece, but well worth the read, about and from a pretty incredible man, Templeton Foundation awardee Jean Vanier. From the transcript: "The problem today is that many people are fi...

In Chaff » What it means to be fully human
March 12, 10:37am

17 Things to Know Before You Go Live In A Cave in the Yukon
From ice-commuting to sipping human toe cocktails.

In On the Web » 17 Things to Know Before You Go Live In A Cave in the Yukon
March 12, 9:33am

Re: re: Photography
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS Digital Camera seems like a decent camera.

In GEAR » Photography
March 12, 7:41am

Re: Starting to go UL, looking at tents
If I were to buy a 2-person tent today, it would be a Tarptent Double Moment. Drop dead easy to set up quickly, dual doors, lots of ventilation, good head room, decently priced. But if you want ...

In GEAR » Starting to go UL, looking at tents
March 11, 9:20pm

A rather one-sided, and very unflattering, view of the Iditarod.

In Chaff » Iditarod
March 11, 8:06pm

Re: ISPO 2015
"I had a very interesting conversation with the rep from Toray. They had sewn up some nice factory prototypes with their new insulation material ‘3DeFX+’. I reported on this new ‘stretch...

In Editor's Roundtable » ISPO 2015
March 11, 8:21am

Grand Sawtooth Loop - Mid July
I've been invited to a week-long trip doing the Grand Sawtooth Loop in Mid July (11-17, I think). Any beta you can share about this loop would be appreciated, especially availability of water, ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Sawtooth Loop - Mid July
March 10, 8:19pm

Re: top quilt
Unzip the bag fully, then fold the top under the bottom so that your bottom opening is clear. Swing into your hammock and slide your feet into the bag. Sit up straight, and coax the top half out fr...

In Hammocks » Rainy weather - hammock or tent preference?
March 10, 7:22pm

Superior Hiking Trail
A nice weekend hike with Jim Colton on the Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota, near Finland. Snow was a couple of feet deep - our snowshoes sunk into the snow about 10-14 inches with most every ste...

In Post-Trip Reports » Superior Hiking Trail
March 09, 4:41pm

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