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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: Lost article after purchase
Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for support tickets to go unanswered for long periods of time. I've had one in for a number of weeks that I never received a reply to, as have others. So th...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Lost article after purchase
July 31, 9:01am

A Surgeon's POV Of A Complete Knee Replacement
I wonder if this will make GoPro's greatest hits! "A lot like that cabinet you tried to make in wood shop, a knee replacement requires a ton of specialized cutting jigs (who knew?). Unl...

In Chaff » A Surgeon's POV Of A Complete Knee Replacement
July 30, 7:54pm

Re: Re: Re: RE: Re: Pick a side yet?
Interesting analogy Roger. You 'situation' actually happens, in slightly different form, far too often in America. Part of the public is, as you can imagine, outraged. Part doesn't thin...

In Chaff » The real reasons why Israel is bombing Palestine
July 30, 9:45am

Re: Prolite Gear - Gambler Sale
I like Prolite. Thanks for the heads up John!

In Gear Deals » Prolite Gear - Gambler Sale
July 30, 9:40am

My party has lost its soul...
Fascinating article. It's quite long, but worth the read, IMO. Three of my favorite paragraphs: If Democrats had caught populist fever they’d be reappraising their own orthodoxy and off...

In Chaff » My party has lost its soul...
July 27, 8:40pm

Re: Re: Re: 3m tape curing
Might want to try sending him a PM since he hasn't posted to BPL in four years.

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Air Matress...
July 27, 9:12am

Re: Crew 2425, Wrangell St Elias National Park, Alaska
What a cool trip, thanks for sharing.

In Post-Trip Reports » Crew 2425, Wrangell St Elias National Park, Alaska
July 26, 6:04pm

Re: Snake Lady Stories
"Whaddya say to that?" I often miss the part of my brain that processes words before allowing them to escape my mouth. The immediate thing I thought of, and would very, very likely hav...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Avoiding nasty hiking partners...
July 26, 5:56pm

Re: Re: Connected on the trail
"I don't agree. Just thought I'd stir up trouble. :)" At least you're doing it responsibly.....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Connected on the trail
July 25, 5:38pm

Re: SNEAK PEEK: 2015 Sierra Designs TENSEGRITY ShelterS
Okay, you've got my attention..... :-)

In GEAR » SNEAK PEEK: 2015 Sierra Designs TENSEGRITY ShelterS
July 25, 4:21pm

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