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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: OH WOW!! REI Dividends!!!
I got around $310, and I still can't figure out how that came to be. I mostly just buy my dehydrated meals there. Yeah, they're a bit pricey, sure. But not $3,000 worth. All my quilts/shelt...

In Gear Deals » REI's dividends are online
March 30, 1:37pm

Re: Snakes in Zion
n/m Dumbass system....

In Gear Lists » Zion National Park - Mid May
March 30, 12:12pm

Re: Hennessy Hammock Weight Question
FWIW, there's a big 'hang' going on in the area in April. Lots of different hammocks and such. From what I understand, people without hammocks but interested in moving to hammocks are w...

In GEAR » Hennessy Hammock Weight Question
March 30, 11:45am

Re: LL Bean
Kinda, sorta reminds me of my favorite sign at a store in Sperryville, VA, as you near one of the entrances to Shenandoah: Antique tables made daily

In GEAR » Retro pack question
March 30, 9:31am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Man... - Gary
Yes, it does. Why you would deny her such a wonderful quilt is beyond me..... ;-)

In Gear Deals » golite ultra20 158 shipped
March 30, 9:27am

Re: panniers vs trailers
Hi Derek, I'd say we simply do different kinds of touring (or, in my case, have done, haven't done any real touring in a few years). I never had to deal with rutted roads, I don't us...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » panniers vs trailers
March 30, 9:23am

Re: HOLY $h!t !
Hi Eric, Just a photo. I'd never heard of them, but got interested after reading your initial post. Did a quick Google search and came up with the photo. Looks pretty cool!

In GEAR » Retro pack question
March 30, 6:36am

Re: panniers vs trailers
As Jim W says, once you climb on the bike, your weight shifts toward the back. That's why you 'pack' heavier to the front, to try and balance it out better. This actually improves handl...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » panniers vs trailers
March 30, 6:33am

Re: Retro pack question
Segen Pax backpack. .

In GEAR » Retro pack question
March 29, 9:47pm

Re: Re: merino
I love my Icebreakers. But they are made in China, FWIW.

In GEAR » Wool boxer-brief comparison?
March 29, 9:25pm

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