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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: Another dead end, but thanks
Did you try here: http://www.allmed.net/catalog/item/1,1528,3220,1624,1610

In Gear Swap » WTB: Graham FlexAir Dual-Chamber Disposable Pillows
September 15, 10:57am

Re: Blood Pressure
I'm sure most of us can stand to lose weight, but I'd suggest being more concerned with your body fat percentage than your weight. As an old trainer of mine loved to say -- there are plenty...

In Other Activities » Blood Pressure
September 14, 1:34pm

Re: Low Miles / Slow Pace / Great Fun
Great fun indeed! Looks and sounds like a wonderful trip Thom! Very cool! Of course, in 30 years she'll be wearing the Prophet and you'll be wearing the pink camelback, but you'll still...

In Post-Trip Reports » Low Miles / Slow Pace / Much Fun
September 13, 8:47pm

Re: UL sling chair?
Arrowhead Equipment has a Bushman Hammock Chair, much like you're describing.

In GEAR » Anyone using a camp chair?
September 08, 3:06pm

Re: Re: Re: experience or luck
Actually, what I get out of this story is that I want to backpack with someone from Manitoba! Hardy stock there! No matter how bad I screw up, they'll save my butt!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Missing Manitoba man, 86, found alive after four nights in the bush
September 07, 11:49am

Re: bras: to wear or not to wear
"When you get to my age, the main purpose of a bra is to keep them from interfering with the pack's hip belt. :-)" ROFL!

In GEAR » bras: to wear or not to wear
September 06, 8:27pm

Re: A spouse is the greatest hiking partner of all
Wow, Matt! Congratulations! I wish you both many wonderful trail miles; starry, bugless nights; and an abundance of love and happiness.

In Chaff » A spouse is the greatest hiking partner of all
September 06, 8:26pm

Re: Re: ideal backpacking partner
"Katharina Pierini" Okay, I'll go with Katharina too. Of course, I've never even met her, but I'm willing to take Ken's word for it.....

In Philosophy & Technique » Whi is your ideal backpacking partner???
September 05, 9:09pm

Re: Re: Who is your ideal backpacking partner???
"need extra stakes? -... OK, OK... TOO FAR" LOL. Don't worry Jeff, if you need a backpacking partner in hell, I'm there.......

In Philosophy & Technique » Whi is your ideal backpacking partner???
September 05, 9:04pm

Re: Re: Re: One hand vs. the other??
"They seem to match up to me." Hmmmmmm. They may be saying the same thing, but they seem (SEEM) to be enforcing it differently, and therein lies the confusion.

In Gear Swap » FS: Tarptent Rainbow
August 31, 12:20pm

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