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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: Re:
Another proverb, slightly amended: Those who can, do. Those who can't often fall into two camps, some decide to try anyway, others simply try to find fault and disparage those who can and...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Initiative...12,500 miles, one year, will he do it?
January 15, 5:28pm

Re: Anything better for hands and head?
FWIW, I love my BPL Vapor Mitts (made by RBH) and just got an RBH skull cap. I'm a big fan of the vapr-thrm stuff from them.

In GEAR » Anything better for hands and head?
January 15, 5:22pm

Re: CTF3
"I believe the MLD one appears heavier because the weight includes a bunch of LineLoc3's, which add weight but are quite nice to use and they can be user deleted to save an ounce or so.&qu...

In GEAR » NEW!!-Gossamer Gear CubicTwinn - 5.5oz
January 15, 5:16pm

Re: Tough Time With Loss of a Family Member
Hi Kendall, So sorry to hear about your poor baby. And I don't think the way you feel is pathetic at all, I feel much the same way. Take the time to grieve. Let your heart be broken for a...

In Chaff » Tough Time With Loss of a Family Member
January 15, 2:14pm

Re: Jacket, Shoes
The jacket weighs 10.25 ounces on my cheapo kitchen scale. You might be able to reduce that to 10 even if you get rid of the dog hair. The Stumptowns fit about normal I guess, I don't think ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Odds and Ends
January 15, 7:59am

Re: Hexamid query
I'm not Ross, but I'll give my reason for using the guyout point midway up the 'ends' - lessens the slope and gives a bit more head room. I've never used it as tautly as Ross ha...

In Gear Swap » FS- Hexamid Twin with netting
January 14, 10:00pm

FS: Odds and Ends
For sale, stuff that seemed like a good idea at the time but I just never got around to using, stuff that was a good idea at the time but I no longer have a use for, and some, well, stuff. Order...

In Gear Swap » FS: Odds and Ends
January 14, 9:51pm

Re: Cats and Tents
Cats need watching...... . Casey keeping an eye on Carbon

In Chaff » Cats and tents
January 14, 6:13pm

Re: Re: Moderating
"I still view BPL and the forum community here as an above-average collection of humans." Especially since all the woman are strong and all the men are good looking.....

In Chaff » Moderating
January 14, 5:06pm

Re: Cats and tents
So, you're saying you made Lucy homeless. I hope you're proud. ;-)

In Chaff » Cats and tents
January 14, 4:36pm

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