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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:
Why. men even dominate the Nathan's hot dog eating contest.... .

In Chaff » She throws like a girl!
July 03, 2:31pm

Science Graphic of the Week: A Dizzying 3-D Animation of Hurricane Arthur’s Thunderheads
This is pretty cool. From Wired.com - Science Graphic of the Week: A Dizzying 3-D Animation of Hurricane Arthur’s Thunderheads It includes this as a wild animated gif (animated gif was too lar...

In On the Web » Science Graphic of the Week: A Dizzying 3-D Animation of Hurricane Arthur’s Thunderheads
July 03, 2:08pm

Re: Most any food has a carbon footprint
Interesting story I just read on this: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/07/how-bad-is-meat-for-the-planet/373771/ includes the following chart:

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
July 03, 12:25pm

Treading lightly
I sit at a computer all day. I play on the computer (web surfing) in the evening. Lots of sitting. Far too much sitting. Especially after recently reading the report on the research showing not onl...

In Other Activities » Treading lightly
July 03, 11:32am

Re: ***WARNING***Lady Stuff--DivaCup Questions***WARNING***
My girlfriend just uses esbit and marshmallows. Seems to work.....

In GEAR » ***WARNING***Lady Stuff--DivaCup Questions***WARNING***
July 03, 7:37am

Re: Seriously-No, seriously! But seriously!
"Perhaps my tongue-in-cheekness didn't come through as well as I thought." I'm old. I'm dense. I missed it completely. I admit it. Now I'm nauseous...... Well don...

In GEAR » Ultralight luxuries
July 02, 2:57pm

Re: What is the weight of this pack?
Michael, I don't have a hanging scale, so I'm not sure how completely accurate this is, but I stood it up on my cheapo kitchen scale, and with the optional Porter stuff pocket it weighed...

In Gear Swap » FS: HMG Porter 4400-M/M
July 02, 1:53pm

Re: Up-to-date Weather Reports on DeLorme inReach
"One topic, I have never seen in those discussions, is the inReach’s ability to request and receive up-to-date local weather reports. " Probably because many of us didn't know ab...

In GEAR » Up-to-date Weather Reports on DeLorme inReach
July 02, 12:47pm

Re: The gunk
No, seriously: (From Wikipedia) Esbit's Material Safety Data Sheet states combustion can create formaldehyde, ammonia, nitrogen oxide, hydrogen cyanide and ingestion may cause nausea, vomiting,...

In GEAR » Ultralight luxuries
July 02, 12:42pm

Tibetans’ altitude tolerance may have come from our extinct relatives
Interesting article about subject line

In On the Web » Tibetans’ altitude tolerance may have come from our extinct relatives
July 02, 12:40pm

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