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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: ???
Sorry, can't do a proper report on my phone. Will have to wait til tomorrow when I get home.

In Post-Trip Reports » Caribou Lake
October 12, 5:44pm

Caribou Lake
We climbed, we swam, we drank, we laughed, and, of course, I swore. A lot. Great trip! Thanks Kat, Matt, Ken, Jeremy, Steven, Tony! I'll let others fill in the details and add pics.

In Post-Trip Reports » Caribou Lake
October 12, 5:10pm

Re: If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.
"Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans." - Jacques Yves Costeau

In Chaff » If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.
October 08, 8:03pm

Re: A to z

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » ultralight a to z
October 08, 6:08am

Nature is speaking...
These are fabulous. Especially like Kevin Spacey's and Harrison Ford's. Worth your time. http://natureisspeaking.org/home.html#Home

In On the Web » Nature is speaking...
October 06, 7:46pm

Re: Grand Canyon Denied – Lessons Learned
It's always nice to read the trip reports of trips that didn't quite go as planned - there's things to learn for all of us, so thanks for posting this Greg. And I'd also offer - goo...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon Denied – Lessons Learned
October 05, 7:57am

Re: Funny Western Video
Very funny, thanks Daryl Daryl!

In Chaff » Funny Western Video
September 28, 6:13pm

Re: What is a "mid" shelter?
They've got it all wrong. Say you buy an REI tent. It'll do, it's pretty heavy by BPL standards but it gets you out in the woods, which is good. You want to go lighter, so you buy a ...

In GEAR » What is a "mid" shelter?
September 28, 7:28am

Watch those teeth!
A very interesting article (well, to me anyway): http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/09/how-exercise-could-erode-teeth/380851/ From the article: The IOC suggested that the high ra...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Watch those teeth!
September 27, 12:21pm

Re: Re: Retirement
I have a friend who visits his daughter in Boise, and he's highly positive about it. He's moving there when he retires. You might want to get some info from them as well. I hope to retir...

In Chaff » Retirement
September 27, 9:53am

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