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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: Thrift stores.
I'm at the other end of the spectrum. I'm the guy who enables the rest of you to find great deals at thrift stores....

In GEAR » Thrift stores.
July 11, 10:39am

Re: Re: Bay Area GGG Host
"I had quite a few people who had attended previous ones express that the group was too big and the "family intimacy" had been lost" I'm one of those folks. Not right or ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG Host
July 11, 9:09am

Re: Re: Obamacare
Interesting poll on the Affordable Care Act in NYTimes today From the story: What was more surprising is that people who got the new coverage were generally happy with the product. Overall, 73 p...

In Chaff » Obamacare...the real world
July 10, 12:07pm

Re: whole foods
If you're going to Whole Foods, look for Rise bars. Very tasty, and minimal ingredients, which I appreciate. They have protein bars and energy bars for different needs.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » pro bar
July 10, 11:53am

Sounds fun. Would I have to wear a tutu?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Anyone up for a Western Washington UL GGG?
July 09, 2:32pm

Re: Needsome rulings on my latest dehydrated Pad Thai attempt
"bean sprouts - this one worries me the most. If I use them I'm afraid the rehydrated version would entirely eliminate their function. A wilted bean sprout is worse than no bean sprout.&qu...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Needsome rulings on my latest dehydrated Pad Thai attempt
July 09, 6:30am

Proposed Grand Canyon development
From the article: At the rim of the Grand Canyon, busloads of Chinese tourists jostled on a recent day with twentysomething backpackers and an Amish family with rambunctious boys in suspenders a...

In On the Web » Proposed Grand Canyon development
July 08, 3:00pm

Photo contest to help wildlife research
Came across this (Western Wildlife Ecology) on the net, seems pretty cool. No, I don't have any link to this organization, etc. yadda yadda. From the site: Want a chance to help further w...

In Photography » Photo contest to help wildlife research
July 08, 10:30am

Re: Found the cause to global warming
"Well here's a good example of people I'd have great difficulty trying to find a middle ground with." Sigh. Such overwhelming ignorance is so depressing.

In Chaff » Belief versus Facts
July 07, 7:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Bam - case in point
"Jumping on the few that are against the polarization and see its dangers isn't helpful either. But by all means have at it, it is the direction we are going after all." I don'...

In Chaff » Belief versus Facts
July 07, 6:56pm

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