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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: Scat identification assistance needed
Thanks. It was pretty dry and compacted. I'll have to see if I can find the bag I put it in. I'm a bit surprised - I've only seen the owl hang out near the bottom quarter of the back...

In Chaff » Scat identification assistance needed
January 13, 6:37pm

Re: Re: Why do you go backpacking
"So if you backpack to prepare for your retirement years....are you tell us that you are going to be homeless with the best gear a homeless guys has ever had? :)" Pretty much!

In GEAR » Why do you go backpacking
January 13, 6:17pm

Scat identification assistance needed
I know nothing of scat. You could probably blindfold me, have me taste scat, have me taste Budweiser, and I wouldn't be able to tell the difference. But that's a different thread. Anyway...

In Chaff » Scat identification assistance needed
January 13, 6:15pm

Re: Re: Is mountain biking like snow skiing
"Mountain biking is far easier :-)" Unless you're wearing skis.

In GEAR » Is mountain biking like snow skiing
January 13, 3:02pm

Re: Re: RE: What our gear says about us...
My gear says nothing about me. It just shakes its head sadly, with a single tear running down its cuben/dyneema/titanium face.

In GEAR » What our gear says about us...
January 13, 2:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: wilderness backpacker?
There are some really good programs and trials going on around the country to help in these situations. Here's one: http://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/editorials/article3874499.html

In Chaff » Cops will face charges for killing wilderness backpacker.
January 13, 2:44pm

Re: Why do you go backpacking
To prepare how I think I'll most likely have to live when I retire.

In GEAR » Why do you go backpacking
January 13, 11:38am

Does your down puffy have a brutal backstory?
We've discussed this before on BPL. Interesting article on Outside. http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-gear/clothing-apparel/Rise-of-the-Responsible-Down-Standard.html

In On the Web » Does your down puffy have a brutal backstory?
January 13, 11:35am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: RE: What our gear says about us...
Certainly not third world, but when I rode my bike through East Germany, I always had (especially younger folk) marveling at my kitted out bike and 'cool' Oakley sunglasses - no negativity ...

In GEAR » What our gear says about us...
January 13, 6:12am

Re: Re: RE: What our gear says about us...
Hmmmm. Ms. Mitol: This: "I can't seem to find a guy who WANTS to go on these multi-day, multi-week adventures like me. Third world countries, wilderness, international treks....Not t...

In GEAR » What our gear says about us...
January 12, 4:01pm

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