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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: MLD site?
Working for me.

In GEAR » MLD site?
May 10, 6:22pm

Re: Larger Cuben Packs
A lot of folks have been singing the praises of the HMG Windrider, a cuben hybrid, for larger loads.

In GEAR » Larger Cuben Packs
May 10, 7:59am

Re: Re: Cricket Field report
enLIGHTened equipment quilts. He still makes cuben quilts, but not like the one pictured. The one pictured is first generation, he's on, I think, third generation now, all cuben with a differen...

In GEAR » Cricket has arrived
May 09, 9:00pm

Re: Too funny
"We went ton hike the rubicon trail this weekend and the fist nightnout I discover I had brought two lefts. I wore my wet socks to bed as result." You could have just turned one of the...

In GEAR » Injinji socks
May 09, 8:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Cricket Field report
Pic of the cuben Cricket during my overnighter this past weekend. Got some light rain, no real wind, nothing got wet. .

In GEAR » Cricket has arrived
May 09, 8:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Cricket Field report
Two not-so-good pics of my large neoair in the Cricket inner: . . As you can see, it fits easily, but snugly. There's no real leftover room on either side (and none needed, really), bu...

In GEAR » Cricket has arrived
May 09, 8:03pm

Re: Re: Half pack - initial impressions
"I've been running short on gear to lust after (not), so it's great to see this pack! :)" I think the slight modifications Chris is making will make this nigh perfect for short...

In GEAR » Half pack - initial impressions
May 09, 7:52pm

Re: Hip belt
"it looks like the sternum strap might be necessary, as well," Not at all. Once you have the pack on and configured for you, nothing slips anywhere, everything stays in place. It's...

In GEAR » Half pack - initial impressions
May 09, 6:40pm

Re: Half pack
"Do you think you could have done without the hip belt (or the sternum strap)?" Hip belt, no, that's what keeps it anchored and from flailing around. Sternum strap, can definitely ...

In GEAR » Half pack - initial impressions
May 09, 6:17pm

Re: Re: Half pack - initial impressions
"Snarky comments from your photographer?" No, just waiting to breathe.......

In GEAR » Half pack - initial impressions
May 09, 6:09pm

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