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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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All Forum Posts by Doug I.

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Re: Re: Re: yet another miscommunication.
"How can you disagree with this statement?" Easy! I read it differently than you meant it. I read it as your opinion, in which case I was disagreeing with your opinion, holding a diffe...

In Chaff » Terrorists finding a way in
June 21, 8:41pm

Re: yet another miscommunication.
(The more radical PETA people are delusional, IMHO. "A rat is a human"? Gimme a break.)" Agree completely, not a fan of PETA at all. "but I'll still agree that the sta...

In Chaff » Terrorists finding a way in
June 21, 3:45pm

Re: Re: yet another miscommunication.
I heard an interesting story on the radio the other night about the RCMP story. The judge who recently released his report of the incident was pretty much lambasting the RCMP and their use of taser...

In Chaff » Terrorists finding a way in
June 21, 11:01am

Re: New Prophet pack , my custom bivy, WM Summerlite bag
What a cute pup! Curious, why are you selling the bivy? Decided you're just not a bivy camper?

In Gear Swap » New Prophet pack , my custom bivy, WM Summerlite bag
June 21, 10:51am

Re: "MLD Burn"
"When is the cuben Burn supposed to be available?" I was hoping, of course, by now! Sigh. But I'm a patient guy! And a terrible liar......

In GEAR » MLD Burn
June 21, 10:46am

Re: What happened to BPL Ranks???
"Imagine the BPL ranks are like a game of golf - - lowest score wins." Excellent idea! All of a sudden, I'm kicking butt! Thanks Sam!

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » What happened to BPL Ranks???
June 21, 10:46am

Re: Re: Re: Lightest Ever
"Would you do it Doug?" Nah. There is stuff I like to take that make backpacking more enjoyable. It's never been about the weight for me, but the increased enjoyment I've gotte...

In GEAR » Lightest Ever
June 21, 7:31am

Re: Lightest Ever
Why not? My cuben hexamid twin (with netting and floor) is under 13 ounces, my cuben quilts are 7.5, 12 and 13.5 ounces respectively. Don't have a cuben mattress, but the neoair short is onl...

In GEAR » Lightest Ever
June 20, 10:02pm

Re: REI softshell
As it says in the top text, I have no idea what model anything is, as everything is probably about 5 years old. It seems to be 'double lined,' so I would assume it's resistant to someth...

In Gear Swap » The $25 sale
June 20, 8:59pm

Re: Ex Officio shirts-TAKEN
All shirts are taken.

In Gear Swap » Ex Officio shirts
June 20, 7:25pm

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