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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: police state
""they hate us for our freedom"" Ahhhhhhh! Now I get it! I always thought they hated us for our freedom fries!

In Chaff » Stop and Identify Laws
May 19, 9:20pm

Re: Help On A Long Decision
Hi Ken, I also had never done a solo overnighter until a couple of weeks ago. I decided I wanted to do the Susquehannock Trail in PA - 85 miles - and no one could get the time off when I wanted ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Help On A Long Decision
May 19, 7:44pm

Walking could recharge your smartphone
Interesting article on some research that researchers hope leads to movement to recharge electronics. Walking could recharge your smartphone or MP3 player

In GEAR » Walking could recharge your smartphone
May 19, 6:31pm

Re: blade length
Hi Isaac, Do you mean knife length of 5-7", or blade length of 5-7"? I've batoned wood with no problem with my Becker Necker, blade length of 3.25 inches. And I know folks baton wo...

In GEAR » What knife do you carry backpacking?
May 19, 6:04pm

Re: Re: 8lb. of trash
"Maybe one day we can even get those Illegal Untouchables to go SUL!" Hey! My illegal untouchables ain't SUL! And what I do in the privacy of my own is none o...

In Chaff » Border Wall Threatens Fragile EcoPreserve
May 19, 5:23pm

Re: no way
It's not crazy if it works. I don't do it, but some do and are quite happy that way. FWIW, I have a buddy who hikes in sandals. Gets rubbed raw! And I mean bleeding raw. But it works for...

In GEAR » Socks for hot summers
May 19, 3:15pm

Re: Socks for hot summers
Same as for the other thread, AFAIC. Light hikers or liners only (not both). And while I didn't answer this on the other thread, my shoes/socks usually dry within an hour when I dunk them. I...

In GEAR » Socks for hot summers
May 19, 2:14pm

Re: What do you throw in at the last minute?
Hmmm. I don't have a gear list at all. When packing for a trip, I just go up to the gear room, assemble the stuff I always take, then look about for anything I think I might need for that parti...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you throw in at the last minute?
May 19, 1:42pm

Re: Lighten Up
"Let's move on to more important topics" Like offshore drilling and its effect on lightweight backpacking.....

In Gear Swap » Gear swap
May 18, 9:24pm

Rambler's Way wool garments
Just bought a few wool items (boxer briefs, henley top and longjohn bottom) from Ramblers Way to try out. Was turned on to them by another BPL member/one of my hiking companions. Ramblers Way uses ...

In GEAR » Rambler's Way wool garments
May 18, 9:23pm

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