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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!
CityBowie
StateMaryland
CountryUS

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All Forum Posts by Doug I.

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Re: No big difference.
"Nowadays, I will just hike with no shirt " I used to do this, but I just could no longer put up with the woman pointing and laughing, and the terrified look in children's eyes as ...

In GEAR » Cotton shirt in summer
June 24, 9:06pm

Re: TrailLite Designs
Very cool, Thom! We look forward to hearing greater details! Best of luck!

In GEAR » TrailLite Designs
June 24, 9:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Puppies and homeless folks
"Very heroic" Off topic, but for some reason this reminded me of one of my favorite TV quotes: "Do you know who a hero is? Nine times out of ten, a hero is someone who is tired en...

In Chaff » Terrorists finding a way in
June 24, 8:42pm

Re: Re: saving lives
"...And then we have the never ending cycle of nobody taking responsibility for anyone or anything that they do not have an emotional bond with" Life ain't black and white. Absolut...

In Chaff » Terrorists finding a way in
June 24, 7:49am

Re: steri pen and bottles
I used to use a widemouth nalgene as my sterilizing container, but it never really worked well for me -- sometimes hard to fill in shallow streams, my fat fingers never fit comfortably with the ste...

In GEAR » Absolute Lightest 1L Water Bottle
June 23, 10:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Puppies and homeless folks
"In my estimation the admission that your pets are worth more than the homeless puts you in quite the fundamentalist camp, far more so than any of the religion David Olsen is bringing to the t...

In Chaff » Terrorists finding a way in
June 23, 10:12pm

Re: steripen users
This is exactly what I do. Took a 2L platy, cut it off a bit above the 1L line, and use that as my treatment container. Weighs nothing, takes up very little space.

In GEAR » Absolute Lightest 1L Water Bottle
June 23, 9:12pm

Re: Re: Puppies and homeless folks
I love that we live in a world so black and white that the lives of all humans should be placed above the lives of all animals, but wait not any humans, only white ones and rich ones that we have b...

In Chaff » Terrorists finding a way in
June 23, 5:18pm

Re: Re: Absolute Lightest 1L Water Bottle
I just cup my hands and keep my water there, saving the 21 grams of the water bottle. Of course, steep climbs and descents are a bit tricky......

In GEAR » Absolute Lightest 1L Water Bottle
June 23, 12:06pm

Re: Bivy
Deep breathes, Alexander, deeeeeeeep breaths. It'll be okay.......... ;-)

In Gear Swap » New Prophet pack , my custom bivy, WM Summerlite bag
June 22, 9:29pm

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