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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: Calling all ex-military and army brats
"When I was young, back in the late 80s and into the 90s, my father would bring home MREs for me to eat." Cs were so much better than MREs, IMO. But nothing beat the LRP chili. That wa...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
August 31, 6:27pm

Re: valve
"Hmm, did you open the valve a quarter turn then fold it so the valve handle lays flat horizontally against the side of the stove? If I fully close the valve and fold it over (so its vertical)...

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo, First Look
August 31, 5:13pm

Re: windboiler
"once you get the hang of fitting the stove in the pot...." Mine simply won't fit. I've tried and tried. Unless I jam it in, which makes it nearly impossible to get out, it jus...

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo, First Look
August 31, 3:41pm

Re: Re: GGG
"I don't have the free time to devote to organizing such an event/ gathering, so maybe I should keep my mouth shut. ;-)" Nah, all opinions are welcome and valid. But here's the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG Host
August 31, 3:37pm

Re: JMT 2014 8/12-8/25
Nice pics Jay, thanks for sharing. I see from your 6th pic that you passed Jen on the trail.....

In Photo Gallery » JMT 2014 8/12-8/25
August 30, 8:15pm

Re: Has anyone hiked in Vivobarefoot Ultra Pures?
IMO, unless you have really, really tough feet, I can't see hiking in Ultra Pures. I have a pair that I love, and carry, for camp/water shoes. I've done some very light 'hiking' aft...

In GEAR » Has anyone hiked in Vivobarefoot Ultra Pures?
August 28, 7:55pm

Re: John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
I value when people challenge themselves, step outside their comfort zone, do something that causes them to reach deep inside themselves - whether physically, psychologically, or both. I value the ...

In Philosophy & Technique » John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
August 28, 5:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Amusing Posters
You haven't seen me lately. I'm certainly big enough for two....

In Chaff » Amusing Posters
August 28, 2:56pm

Re: Amusing Posters
I'd really prefer if you edited your post and put a 'period' after my name. I don't want to be mentioned in the same sentence as that troublemaker....

In Chaff » Amusing Posters
August 28, 12:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Cameras and the Police
We probably agree more than disagree, but just as probably approach the subject from and with a different perspective. But there are simply far too many reports of (IMO) SWAT now being used regular...

In Chaff » Cameras and the Police
August 27, 6:58pm

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