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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: Re: The War on Vestibules
"I don't get the need for views out of the tent. It's dark and I'm sleeping when in it." I'm a bit of a lazy backpacker, so I love views, especially in the morning. I l...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 11, 8:28am

Re: Re: Re: Lock the sim...????
"At work I blow through most of the battery by noon." That surprises me, unless you're constantly using it. Do you have background app refresh turned off?

In GEAR » New iPhone?
September 10, 8:09pm

Re: Re: Re: iPhone battery life
"I wonder how long before we learn how the 6 compares?" I'd say a month, tops....

In GEAR » New iPhone?
September 10, 8:07pm

Re: iPhone battery life
"I agree that I really wish it were possible to change batteries so I could take a second one. There are plugin options, but I've never found anything light." Have you ever checked...

In GEAR » New iPhone?
September 10, 6:23pm

Re: Who'd a thought a heron could be so stealthy!
"I blamed my cats till I eventually saw the culprit." Too funny! Well, not for the poor fish, of course...

In Chaff » Who'd a thought a heron could be so stealthy!
September 10, 6:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
"Good idea. I think the trail should also be closed for training runs to avoid distractions." And perhaps a week before each attempt to ensure the trail is in decent shape and there...

In Philosophy & Technique » John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
September 10, 3:41pm

Re: take a deal, any deal
"And so, I'd take "a deal." Verizon has 5c's for free with 2 year contract. Amazon has their Fire for 99 cents with contract. If those were unlocked, I'd take the deal, a...

In GEAR » New iPhone?
September 10, 11:57am

Re: New iPhone?
"From everything I have seen, it looks like they have copied the Galaxy S3 - a two generations old phone. I'm just surprised people are still buying these." It's the ecosystem ...

In GEAR » New iPhone?
September 10, 11:49am

Who'd a thought a heron could be so stealthy!
Interesting: http://digg.com/video/a-blue-heron-catches-eats-gopher

In Chaff » Who'd a thought a heron could be so stealthy!
September 10, 11:36am

Re: Shell game?
If you want a decent wind jacket, check out Luke's Ultralite Gear [http://lukesultralite.com/products/windgear]. He has wind shells, and will generally do custom work for not a lot of extra money.

In GEAR » Shell game?
September 10, 8:40am

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