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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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StateMaryland
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All Forum Posts by Doug I.

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Re: Re: REI Down Booties Review
"I agree the rigid sole makes them less than ideal in a footbox(especially in XL) But that's what the FF (with removeable liners) or Integral Designs Hot Socks are for" Forgot to m...

In GEAR » REI Down Booties Review
December 07, 4:49pm

Re: two rad quilts
Hi Alexander, During the summer I sweat so much that I always carry an extra shirt to sleep in, usually a BPL UL Merino hoody or an Icebreaker 150 zip-T (no hood). I like sleeping in shirts and ...

In GEAR » Summer quilt
December 07, 4:44pm

Re: Re: NeoAir vs. BA Insulated Air Core Pads
"I wonder how much actual *frozen* ground affects the insulation properties of pads in comparison to ground that is not frozen, even though it may be 10 degrees out." I'll let you ...

In GEAR » NeoAir vs. BA Insulated Air Core Pads
December 07, 4:20pm

Re: Summer quilt
I have an Arc AT and love it for the summer. It's a 3/4 quilt, so it only goes up to your chest, but that's what I like about it. I wear a UL merino wool shirt with this to sleep in all sum...

In GEAR » Summer quilt
December 07, 4:15pm

Re: REI Down Booties Review
"The FF bootie is lighter, it's an insulation layer with a shell (I'll probably leave the shell at home), and it packs down nicely." I love my FF booties! And I would reconside...

In GEAR » REI Down Booties Review
December 07, 4:08pm

Re: Ideas for gaiters for mountaineering
Hi Elliot, If you're interested, I've got a pair of OR Verglas gaiters-men's I've never worn. Size medium. I'd sell them for $30 including shipping.

In Make Your Own Gear » Ideas for gaiters for mountaineering
December 07, 12:11pm

Re: Re: Modifying a BPL UL Quilt
"You can defeat that problem with a large snap or even better, some lacing ties at each end. Or you can skip the hookie-loopie stuff use ties ever 4 inches or so (worked for me)." Or a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modifying a BPL UL Quilt
December 07, 11:37am

Re: Your best gear of 2009
2009 was the first year I really started to adopt the UL mindset, so this is a bit difficult for me. I switched over to a ULA Ohm from a Gregory Z55, and started loving (backpacking) life. Bought a...

In GEAR » Your best gear of 2009
December 06, 10:06am

Re: $$$$$
Calling things that you don't agree with or simply don't understand retarded is .... you see this coming, you've got to see this coming .... retarded. What is it with the wholesale i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PLB's, SPOTS vs. Cutting the Cord
December 05, 10:41pm

Re: Re: it's your fault
So I go to a bicycling film festival for the evening, and I get back and find that I missed some wonderful flame war, and half the posts are erased! What's the fun in that! Sheesh, a guy can...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trekking and hunting
December 05, 10:25pm

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