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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: Winter Spring Sock/Boot Combo
"Its also my experience that goretex socks suck. They're typically uncomfortable, bunch up in the toes, sweaty and not durable." Hi Jack! You no doubt have more experience than ...

In GEAR » Winter Spring Sock/Boot Combo
December 20, 2:44pm

Re: Catskill Traverse
Hi Devin, If the weather pushes you off for any reason, and you end up doing it a bit later, please let me know! I'd certainly be up for it! Take care, Doug

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Catskill Traverse
December 18, 8:40pm

Re: Winter hiking footwear?
I'm heading out tomorrow morning for a quick weekend trip. Weather for the trip is: 6-10 inches of snow tonight where we'll be hiking, 10-12 inches tomorrow while we're hiking, 1-2 inch...

In GEAR » Winter hiking footwear?
December 18, 8:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Shrinking triglycerides
"Could you explain to me how one goes about shrinking a triglyceride?" Geez Tom! It's simple! Everyone knows that triglycerides are made of wool. Just wash them in hot water!

In Editor's Roundtable » Lighten Your Heaviest Gear: You!
December 18, 5:59pm

Re: cost
Too rich for my blood.

In GEAR » Cashmere Hoody- waffle thermal
December 18, 5:19pm

Re: Lighten Your Heaviest Gear: You
"Michael Pollan put it well: "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants."" +1! I also like something else he said (paraphrasing, I think): If your grandmother wouldn't rec...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lighten Your Heaviest Gear: You!
December 18, 2:31pm

Re: Re: MEAT
"For every web site out there advocating some diet there's at least one discounting it. Figure out what works for your body and eat it." +1 on this. While there are certainly some ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lighten Your Heaviest Gear: You!
December 18, 12:21pm

Re: Cashmere Hoody- waffle thermal
As with most things, depends on the weight and cost. Determine those and I'll tell you if I'm interested! ;-) For ideas, look at Patagonia's $300 cashmere hoodie!

In GEAR » Cashmere Hoody- waffle thermal
December 18, 9:13am

Re: Joke
"I'm not trying to spend money just for the sake of spending money" Nothing wrong with it if you did. It's your money.

In Gear Lists » Gotta Spend More Money
December 18, 8:07am

Re: john...
"john wesley harding" A link! We want a link!

In Chaff » Beautiful World, Wonderful People!
December 17, 9:36pm

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