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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: North East... I'm in Nova Scotia Canada
forget bear spray, I'm bring Axe spray on my next trip.

In GEAR » Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
May 14, 8:11pm

Re: Re: Polar Bears
"I wish moose had more brains - I'd spend less on new cars if they did, but they don't. " I wish I had more brains. I'd spend less on new gear if I did, but I don't....

In GEAR » Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
May 14, 8:01pm

Re: Re: BPL is changing
"See, no change." I don't know Ken, perhaps the times are a changin'....

In Chaff » BPL is changing
May 14, 7:51pm

Re: Bluetooth GPS add-on?
Never used it backpacking, but I had a Bad Elf GPS dongle that I plugged into my iPod Touch and used as a bike computer. Worked exceptionally well. The dongle got its power from the phone, so it de...

May 14, 7:24pm

Re: Priorities
"“Hopefully, the public will recognize that unanimous consensus in communities (and where unanimity is the exception) against a project where those communities are offered in excess of a bil...

In Chaff » Priorities
May 13, 8:54pm

Re: Re: The bear hunted him': B.C. camper killed by black bear didn’t stand a chance
"Not really about semantics, but rather contextual." Sorry Dave, you're simply wrong. The 'leading expert on bear attacks' did not confirm that many black bears are predato...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » ‘The bear hunted him': B.C. camper killed by black bear didn’t stand a chance
May 13, 5:15pm

Re: Pics
Bambi is not long for this world....

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
May 13, 5:05pm

Re: Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
I'm not an expert, but I think, as others have noted in other threads, it really comes down to what you need to enjoy your hike. Carry bear spray if it eases your mind and lets you enjoy your t...

In GEAR » Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
May 13, 3:25pm

Re: Re: Proto Difference
"I'd set it up in the backyard and use it as a fort. " Don't be silly. If you're going to have a fort in your backyard, then have a fricking fort for crying out loud!

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
May 13, 2:49pm

Re: Re: Re: survey
"If it is a good usable product, it will sell" I agree, but I don't think Justin needs to give any away or sell below cost to find this out. It's an inflatable stool, that'...

In Gear Deals » Introducing New AirLight Backpacking Seat. Looking for Feedback.
May 13, 9:09am

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