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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!
CityBowie
StateMaryland
CountryUS

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All Forum Posts by Doug I.

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Renewable down standard
It's a start. http://nybw.businessweek.com/articles/2014-10-20/north-face-and-h-and-m-try-to-clean-up-the-down-business

In On the Web » Renewable down standard
October 20, 10:52am

Re: MN BPLers
Do I have to be from Minnesota? I can't even fake the accent convincingly.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » MN BPLers
October 20, 10:15am

Re: Re: Re: Hey, this is about us
Ian et al., We'll just disagree on this one. :-)

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 18, 11:46am

Re: Hey, this is about us
I feel like I read a different article than many of the rest of you. Nowhere in the article I read did the author advocate heavier backpacking - in fact he devotes an entire paragraph (in a relativ...

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 18, 10:20am

Re: Re: Which FB overboots?
When I did my Michigan trip last winter (snowshoeing on a frozen but mostly snow covered Lake Superior, and then snowshoeing through deep snow [snowshoes sinking 8-10" in the snow with each st...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Footwear Solutions
October 17, 11:51am

Re: Go Giants!!!!!
I don't know, Eagles beat 'em up pretty bad last week.....

In Chaff » Go Giants!!!!!
October 17, 8:50am

Baxter Pass
Nice trip Tom! Gorgeous photos.

In Post-Trip Reports » Season Finale- Baxter Pass 10/7-8
October 16, 8:23pm

Re: FS: Elemental Horizons Aquilo Pack
"I don’t know how it would handle the Bearikade Expedition though." It'll handle it vertically just fine. One of my favorite things about this pack is the dual side pockets - ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Elemental Horizons Aquilo Pack
October 16, 5:35pm

Re: Works without Network?
Yes, it works without a cell connection.

In GEAR » knots 3d
October 14, 7:21pm

Less trees, more water for California?
Californians, will someone be thinning your forests pretty soon so you can water your lawns? http://www.npr.org/2014/10/14/356045082/how-too-many-trees-contribute-to-california-s-drought?utm_med...

In On the Web » Less trees, more water for California?
October 14, 4:13pm

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