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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: Re: Re: Re: "3mm Aerogel "Supersuit" going to Everest"
"R-values up to 14" I don't understand this. Is it an R5 pad if not inflated at all, and an R14 pad if inflated fully? How does one pad encompass such a wide R-value range? (I trie...

In GEAR » 3mm Aerogel "Supersuit" going to Everest
February 14, 10:57am

Re: A coinkydink
"and much more compact for packing" This has not been my experience with the POE aerogel pad. It's heavier than other pads per R value, and precisely because the aerogel doesnt'...

In GEAR » 3mm Aerogel "Supersuit" going to Everest
February 14, 8:32am

Re: Re: "The North Western USA will likely suffer more record snowfalls this winter.
That's because we're getting all your snow Tom! And while many in this area would love to give it back, I'm keeping it! WooHoo! Finally, a real winter here!

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
February 13, 6:50pm

Re: Re: Re: regrets
"I do have a "carpe diem" tattoo after all..." If you don't go, you'll have to change the tattoo to 'carpe dontem,' and who wants that!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Should I walk the PCT this year?
February 13, 6:27pm

Re: Re: Backcountry presale
You're forgetting the after sales.

In Gear Deals » Backcountry presale
February 12, 7:42pm

Let us know what you think of them when you get 'em!

In GEAR » Fuel pouch
February 12, 7:32pm

Re: Re: Vancouver 2010
I also have a brother who lives in Seattle. Probably adds to its shabbiness.....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Vancouver 2010
February 12, 7:28pm

Backcountry presale
is going on now.

In Gear Deals » Backcountry presale
February 12, 7:14pm

Re: Vancouver 2010
Nope. Haven't had an interest in/watched the Olympics for quite some time now. But Vancouver is another story. I'd love to backpack up there!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Vancouver 2010
February 12, 7:07pm

Re: Omni
The big difference between these two, in my opinion, is the bug hood. If you get the Omni, you can get a full bug hood but still have the option of using the full fabric hood in nasty weather. With...

In GEAR » lightweight bivy-neo compatible
February 11, 7:47am

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