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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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All Forum Posts by Doug I.

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Re: What mix?
Hi Diane, I use Chebe mixes.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Too much fun in the 'kitchen'
March 13, 6:46pm

Re: East Bay "non-trip" report
Hey Debbie! What a beautiful place for a hike, and what fun to camp out in the yard! Sleeping outside is sleeping outside in my book! Nice to see you still have a healthy dose of little kid in y...

In Post-Trip Reports » East Bay "non-trip" report
March 12, 7:45pm

Re: Nido or Peak?
I prefer Milkman.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nido or Peak?
March 11, 8:18pm

Re: How do you ship your backpack?

In GEAR » How do you ship your backpack?
March 11, 2:06pm

Re: Flight, Gear, Trouble?
Generally, you're not going to get trekking poles on board, so be prepared with a bag you can check that will fit them. Canister stove without a fuel canister should be no problem (I just fl...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd annual BPL Spring Run Adventure
March 11, 1:04pm

Re: Re: Suggestion
"Good gear will sell itself." Only if people can tell it's good gear. Pictures that show your gear and illustrate how it stands out is not 'sharp marketing,' it's an im...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
March 11, 12:29pm

Re: Chris Zimmer Pack for Heavy Loads
Really nice looking pack Luke. Kudos to you and Chris.

In Make Your Own Gear » Chris Zimmer Pack for Heavy Loads
March 04, 7:47pm

Re: The Art of Racing in my Brain
Great memories Craig, thanks for sharing. I don't think I'll ever give up paper books, there is a certain quality to them that an electronic reader will never replace. I have boxes of them ...

In Chaff » The Art of Racing in my Brain
March 04, 6:23pm

Re: meal ideas with a vegetarian in mind...
Many of the Mary Jane's meals are veggie, some vegan, generally organic, and all expensive. But they're tasty. It's what I used to get before I started making my own and dehydrating....

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » meal ideas with a vegetarian in mind...
March 04, 6:20pm

Re: Feedback needed on Enlightened Equipment Enigma Sizing
Well, I'm not your target group since I'm only 5'8", but mine fit fabulously, I can tuck my whole head inside if I want.

In GEAR » Feedback needed on Enlightened Equipment Enigma Sizing
March 04, 5:05pm

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