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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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All Forum Posts by Doug I.

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A simple explanation for awe-inspiring sandstone arches
"There’s no need to ask what the appeal of Arches National Park is—it’s in the name. The gorgeous sandstone arches there seem almost impossible. How and why should the relentlessly erosi...

In On the Web » A simple explanation for awe-inspiring sandstone arches
July 22, 8:20am

Re: Re: Hammocks - Jen
"I've always wanted to try one, but I'm either above tree line or my dog is with me. He does much better IN the tent than leashed outside - he actually likes going in the tent with me....

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 21, 8:14pm

Re: Re: Re: A couple more...
I'd be a little worried now that the lions are winking at you.....

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
July 20, 2:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Broccoli
"Perhaps I'll use the broccoli crowns as insulation and the leaves as the waterproof/breathable/eatable (wbe) shell." Daryl, I love the idea! I have your marketing slogan all worke...

In Chaff » Broccoli
July 19, 11:01am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Unconnected
+1 to Jen's (and Randy's earlier) posts. It isn't always about a trail accident. Seemingly healthy people can all of a sudden up and have a heart attack or some similar medical event. I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Connected on the trail
July 19, 8:40am

Re: Chocolate
Dagoba Eclipse or New Moon bars.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Chocolate
July 18, 8:13pm

Re: More pictures
Cool stuff Kat. You should open a cat hotel!

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
July 18, 8:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: PLB Tests
""Product is not intended to be used orally. Do not use with flammable liquids. For entertainment purposes only."" All three of those statements can be found on a package of ...

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
July 18, 6:24pm

Re: Broccoli
"I find it fascinating. I wish I could impart the characteristic to my clothing." Interesting look anyway....

In Chaff » Broccoli
July 18, 5:03pm

Re: Whistle!
I love to whistle.

In GEAR » New communication device
July 17, 8:22pm

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