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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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Re: I'm back, what'd I miss?
Glad to see you back in the BPL game spelt. Quite enjoyed the verse!

In Chaff » I'm back, what'd I miss?
August 04, 8:13am

Re: MSR Guardian - Self Cleaning Water Filter
"Readily available on the market for around $100. 14 oz." I don't think it's the same one. The Sweetwater Guardian is an older, different filter. All stories I've seen so f...

In GEAR » MSR Guardian - Self Cleaning Water Filter
August 03, 8:04pm

Re: Seek Outside Unaweep / Divide Shoulder Strap Question
Curt, if all goes well, I'll be in the PNW at the beginning of September, Seattle at first for probably a couple of months. If you're nearby, you can have a look at mine, even load it up an...

In GEAR » Seek Outside Unaweep / Divide Shoulder Strap Question
August 03, 8:34am

Re: Re: Hear hear
I'll second Evan, the Berghaus Vapourlight Hypertherm (I have the jacket) is a great piece of kit. Warmer than you might expect, and because of its reversibility a much wider range of temps you...

In GEAR » Ultralight synthetic jacket
August 03, 8:29am

Telescopes for photography?
Never had a telescope. Thinking of getting one for car camping adventures. I'm a complete newb with 'em. Two questions: 1. Looking at the Celestron NexStar 6SE Telescope. Any telescop...

In Photography » Telescopes for photography?
August 03, 8:27am

Holy crap!
Live in the PNW?

In Chaff » Holy crap!
August 02, 3:31pm

Re: Golite Part 2 Begging for Money
"What makes them think people will invest in a company that already failed?" Powerpoint.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Golite Part 2 Begging for Money
August 02, 2:35pm

Re: Re: Zeiss Victory
Much thanks to everyone. I've settled on the Leica Ultravid 8x20 BCLs. Hope to order them Monday.

In GEAR » Backpacking binoculars
August 01, 6:53pm

Re: sports ear buds
I went through a number of earbuds trying to find a pair to run with. I hated the feel of over the ear buds, but non over the ear buds kept falling out of my ears and I had to keep putting them bac...

In GEAR » sports ear buds
July 31, 8:09pm

Great writeup, beautiful pics. Thanks Tom. I hope I get to visit the Sierra with you again some day.

In Post-Trip Reports » OT-CB
July 30, 7:05pm

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