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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: Alienation.
"Maybe I'm completely off, but I sense a profound alienation and disconnectedness in our society and businesses like Amazon play right into it, putting incredible distances between produce...

In Chaff » Time to Steer Away from Amazon?
August 09, 8:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Winter boot fans, start drooling now.
"The thin all fabric upper would not serve you well for long days in the snowshoe binding. The binding needs to be tight and without a stiff upper support over the forefoot, will cut the circu...

In GEAR » Winter boot fans, start drooling now...
August 09, 2:40pm

Re: Tiny dense calorie brick
My local market started carrying Core bars (http://www.corefoods.com). I decided to pick a couple up. Pretty tasty - they call it a bowl of oatmeal in a bar. There are a few 'regular' flavo...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Tiny dense calorie brick
August 08, 5:34pm

Re: The Nazis have nothing on these folks
The Reddit discussion on this film is pretty interesting.

In Chaff » The Nazis have nothing on these folks
August 08, 9:36am

Re: Has the ‘Libertarian Moment’ Finally Arrived?
An interesting rebuttal: Ron Paul’s no Nirvana, and this isn’t the “Libertarian Moment” From the article: The public is definitely more and more in favor of legalizing weed and same-s...

In Chaff » Has the ‘Libertarian Moment’ Finally Arrived?
August 08, 9:31am

Re: Re: Re: Has the ‘Libertarian Moment’ Finally Arrived?
"A likable, middle of the road candidate most likely beats Hillary, but would never make it out of the GOP primary." I agree. I think the republicans will stay mired until the moderate...

In Chaff » Has the ‘Libertarian Moment’ Finally Arrived?
August 07, 5:46pm

Has the ‘Libertarian Moment’ Finally Arrived?
From the article: Meanwhile, the age group most responsible for delivering Obama his two terms may well become a political wild card over time, in large part because of its libertarian leanings....

In Chaff » Has the ‘Libertarian Moment’ Finally Arrived?
August 07, 3:33pm

Re: Pack rain cover = mobile ultralight shelter
Not to mention, put a small hand sanitizer on the side of it and you have a lightweight porta-potty.

In Multiple Use Gear » Pack rain cover = mobile ultralight shelter
August 07, 12:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Paradox/Seek Outside Unaweep Pics
"This makes the weight of a cuben Unaweep very competitive with the HMG 4400 Porter (currently listed at 37.6 oz). Granted, the 4400 Porter has hipbelt pockets and uses heavier duty 150D cuben...

In GEAR » Paradox/SeekOutside Unaweep Pics
August 07, 11:31am

Re: Article from the American Conservative
Fascinating article Kat, thanks for the link. More than a cautionary tale, it's a pretty clear warning, one that we should certainly think about.

In Chaff » The real reasons why Israel is bombing Palestine
August 07, 6:53am

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