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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: 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

Re: cost n weight
I pick up the cuben UQ tomorrow, but Tim said it weighs around 14 oz. This for a UQ that will take me well below 20 degrees! The tarp isn't made yet, so you'll have to wait on that. Cost...

In GEAR » Hammocks 2010
March 29, 9:21pm

Re: Hammocks 2010
The UQ should always 'hang' snugly on the underside of the quilt, not in a layer (otherwise it would compress and be fairly useless). Some folks like to sleep on pads, so you can slip the p...

In GEAR » Hammocks 2010
March 29, 8:23pm

Re: Hammocks 2010
Hey Cola, Tim will customize the quilt however you want it! He's great to work with and his stuff is top notch. When I pick up my cuben UQ from the post office tomorrow it'll be the seco...

In GEAR » Hammocks 2010
March 29, 7:12pm

Re: Hammock
John, Many of us use an underquilt when using hammocks. I'm never cold against the hammock, in fact I'm usually quite toasty all around, winter and summer.

In GEAR » Hammocks 2010
March 29, 7:08pm

Re: panniers vs trailers
I'd go with panniers, but then I've never toured with a trailer. I like the ease of panniers, and having the weight around me instead of all behind me (my body has enough of that.....). ...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » panniers vs trailers
March 29, 6:03pm

FS: '09 ULA Conduit - SOLD
SOLD I have a S/M 2009 ULA Conduit, medium hipbelt, like new condition. Has hipbelt pockets. $85 includes shipping to lower 48, does not include paypal fee.

In Gear Swap » FS: '09 ULA Conduit
March 29, 2:50pm

Re: Re: Not to rain on your parade, but be careful
According to Manitoba Harvest, a Canadian company who makes many edible hemp products, the THC level in modern edible hemp products will not cause a positive drug test. They cite a med journal, as ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hemp Brownie Cliff Bar
March 29, 2:42pm

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