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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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All Forum Posts by Doug I.

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Re: Waterproof(ish) Pants
Rab vapor rise pants are my hands down favorite winter hiking pants. Can't tell you how water resistant they are as I've never had them in a hard rain, but have had them in snow. They breat...

In GEAR » Waterproof(ish) Pants
December 06, 7:13pm

Re: upset.
I used to hate yuppies. Darn yuppies, always prettier than me with more expensive stuff than me. Then one day, I was out hiking, and I got this really nasty splinter in my paw ... er .... foot. ...

In GEAR » yuppiefication of work gloves
December 06, 3:49pm

Re: Bes Cuben Tarp
The best cuben tarp is the one I'm sleeping under in the wild at any given moment! ;-) My favorite is the cuben hammock tarp that Lawson Kline made for me to my specs. It's certainly not...

In GEAR » Bes Cuben Tarp
December 06, 2:44pm

Re: where to look at and buy gear in New York?
Well, not a gear shop, but you really should stop in to the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue!

In GEAR » where to look at and buy gear in New York?
December 03, 5:01pm

Re: "My Account" tweaks
"A BPL search for "dead horse" returns 30 results." Is one of them Travis' profile? ;-)

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » "My Account" tweaks
December 03, 10:33am

Re: Re: 950+ Down @ Nunatak announcement
"anything is possible except dinosaurs" Well, the BPL PM and forum systems flat out proves that wrong.....

In GEAR » 950+ Down @ Nunatak announcement
December 01, 1:45pm

Re: Katabatic Palisade or Arc Specialist?
I'm on the other side of the equation. I have no experience with Katabatic, though they seem very well made. I have owned a few Nunatak quilts, and have a Raku as well. Exceptionally well made....

In GEAR » Katabatic Palisade or Arc Specialist?
December 01, 11:35am

Re: soulo

In Gear Swap » FS: Hilleberg Soulo Tent---Green
December 01, 11:13am

Re: Sunday Afternoon Adventure Hat
+ 2

In GEAR » hat - sun protection
December 01, 7:36am

Re: Re: hanging bears
"I didn't know that he was a backpacker." But of course. And those canvas bear bags were heavy!

In Gear Deals » Coming Soon: Cuben Fiber Bear Bag System
December 01, 7:32am

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