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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: 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

Re: Re: Opinion vs right/wrong
"We could use you over in Chaff if you ever have many hours to spare and need to get frustrated over something." I would respectfully edit to read: "...need to get frustrated over...

In Gear Swap » price is SOLD
September 27, 9:13am

Re: Re: Re: Re: JMT speed records - a question of style
Those who can, do. Those who can't, backpack..... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA .... er, I mean, uhhhh, yeah.

In Philosophy & Technique » John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
September 26, 5:37pm

Re: Re:"When puppies fly"
"Sorry, but that guy is an idiot." I'd probably use a more profane word, but agree with your sentiment.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » When puppies fly
September 24, 8:50pm

Re: Re: Gluten free granola
"MOST granola has always been "gluten free"." LOL! Makes sense!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Gluten free granola
September 16, 6:53pm

Re: Re: Gluten free granola
"Did you ever notice that they don't seem to sell Gluten Free food items in Europe." That's pretty fascinating. Purely bullshit, of course, but fascinating. "According ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Gluten free granola
September 16, 6:42pm

Re: Gluten free granola
Hi Diane, It does sound like a reasonable plan, but I can also recommend Purely Elizabeth granola, very tasty if you've never tried it before, all gluten free. Four different flavors - cranb...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Gluten free granola
September 16, 6:39pm

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