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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: The Sun Goes Around the Earth...
I was chatting with a European friend a number of years ago, and he said to me, "You Americans think the world revolves around the U.S. instead of the sun!" I felt the need to correct ...

In Chaff » The Sun Goes Around the Earth...
March 19, 9:27am

Re: inflatable sleeping pad
I've got a Synmat UL7, medium, excellent shape, used a handful of times. I'd sell for $110 plus actual shipping (your choice on what kind of shipping - insured overseas can get quite expens...

In Gear Swap » inflatable sleeping pad
March 19, 7:44am

Re: "What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why"
My Snow Peak double-walled titanium M150 mug. It goes with me on all but my coldest trips. In the evening I drink a bit o' single malt out of it, and then let it sit overnight without rinsing, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
March 18, 8:04pm

Re: (Intentional) holes in a jacket
I wonder if you'd get the same effect with a mesh base layer and a wind jacket over that.

In GEAR » (Intentional) holes in a jacket
March 18, 7:17pm

Re: wannabe ultrarunner here
"i intend to drag these about the neighborhood." Please tell me your having someone shoot video.....

In Other Activities » Ultramarathon
March 18, 7:01pm

Re: Re:"What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why"
"you guys realize there ARE things you should all keep in yer head and [not] say publicly, right?" Never really been bothered by that particular affliction. If it's in my head, it&...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
March 18, 6:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ultrarunner here
"in a somewhat-backpack-relating accident," HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! That's quite a somewhat..... "This boot is really cramping my style....." I first read this as ...

In Other Activities » Ultramarathon
March 18, 10:50am

Re: Minimalist/barefoot shoes and gaiters
Why not just use a thin piece of strong wire - should hold up well, I'd think, without being too thick to be bothersome.

In GEAR » Minimalist/barefoot shoes and gaiters
March 17, 7:47pm

Re: Re: Thanks for all of the input. Made a compromised decision.
"Just a quick FYI, unless the night is really hot in the summer (i.e. 70 degrees or above), then you are probably going to need some insulation under you in your hammock." Yeah. I'...

In GEAR » New shelter advice
March 17, 7:44pm

Re: Thanks everyone!!
"So thanks for the help guys!!" Even me? Wow, I'm humbled....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Blog question.....
March 17, 3:40pm

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