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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: Cross Connector
"several other options come up that just connect the tubes together on top of each other." I think the cross connector is exactly what I was looking for, with the tubes connected on to...

In Make Your Own Gear » Joining two pipes together?
November 11, 5:12pm

Joining two pipes together?
So I have 2 aluminum pipes that I want to join together so that they form an X at the center of each. How can I accomplish this without drilling into (at least one of) them?

In Make Your Own Gear » Joining two pipes together?
November 11, 4:25pm

Re: Gear Upgrade Frequency
I used to do it a lot after I first came to this site. Like Jennifer, I just liked trying out different things. I've had a number of things that I never took out of the house - bought it, after...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear Upgrade Frequency
November 11, 3:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: A (serious) brainstorm
This is obviously a guy's bag. Someone who really, really wanted to climb back into the womb.....

In Gear Deals » Ultimate Sleeping Bag
November 09, 8:14am

Re: Tom from Car Talk died
I haven't listened to them in quite a while, but I used to love their show. I listened to it while driving to work in the morning. They were very funny! I heard about his death a couple of days...

In Chaff » Tom from Car Talk died
November 07, 9:07pm

Re: Re: Re: California GGG #7 - Jan 29 to Feb 1, 2015
David, good on ya for picking up the torch, it already looks like a success!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » California GGG #7 - Jan 29 to Feb 1, 2015
November 07, 7:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Ex Officio boxer replacement?
Odor resistant finish, whatever that means. They do as well as any other briefs I've worn.

In GEAR » Ex Officio boxer replacement?
November 07, 6:46pm

Re: Ex Officio boxer replacement?
After years of using the Ex Officio boxer briefs, I bought some Adidas climacool boxer briefs - $28 for two pair. They've easily become my favorite hiking briefs, and in my opinion outshine the...

In GEAR » Ex Officio boxer replacement?
November 07, 5:56pm

Re: but why?
J P: So I emailed the seller: "Curious what your reasons were for ordering a bag with this much goose down? Any ideal what the temp rating is, or how cold have you used it too. Thank you.&qu...

In Gear Deals » Ultimate Sleeping Bag
November 06, 8:31pm

The secrets botanists keep
Modern Farmer is one of the more interesting publications I subscribe to, even though I'm not a farmer. Interesting article: "Plant, mammal, invertebrate, it hardly matters; history has...

In On the Web » The secrets botanists keep
November 06, 7:22pm

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