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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: 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

Half pack - initial impressions
Took the half pack out on a short overnighter Saturday and Sunday in the Massanutten's. Did small parts of the Massanutten Trail and the Tuscarora Trail, with ascents of Green Mountain, Signal ...

In GEAR » Half pack - initial impressions
May 09, 5:57pm

Re: cool
Sorry Robert, but I don't really understand what buckles you're talking about. If it helps - the harness detaches completely from the pack/hipbelt, so you could carry just the pack/hipbe...

In GEAR » A cooler back is a happy back - Thanks Piper
May 09, 1:22pm

You've emerged from darkness, my old friend 
I've come to post on you again Because the BPL void was creepy Without the carbon flame war I was sleepy And the vision that was planted i...

May 09, 10:53am

Re: Safe.
"p.d: excuse my English, is self-learned." No need to excuse your English, Manuel, it's as good as many of the folks on these forums who are English speakers! I'd say you taugh...

In Gear Deals » Paramo Directional Clothing 60% Off.
May 06, 11:08am

Re: Re: Bin Laden Dead
Nice post Miguel. +1 to the whole thing.

In Chaff » Bin laden dead
May 06, 10:59am

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