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Dane Burke (Dane) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Western Washington
About Me I am a college student (chemistry major) whose taste in gear is far too expensive for my income. Most of my hikes are solo backpacking trips in the Olympic Mountains.
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According to Ron Bell in this thread: There are 9 different versions of Pertex Quantum, so it is not...

In GEAR » How to identify Pertex Quantum?
December 19, 10:42am

JMT thru-hike...which direction?
I am tentatively planning a thru-hike of the John Muir Trail, and through guide books and websites I've learned that most people hike it north to south, starting in Yosemite and ending at Mt. W...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT thru-hike...which direction?
December 18, 11:55pm

FF quilt
How tall are you, and how does it fit? (trying to get some idea of it's length)

In Gear Swap » FS Fanatic Fringe 30 degree Polargurad quilt
December 18, 11:01pm

no way

In GEAR » WP/B Jacket - 2 oz - Too Good to be True???
December 18, 1:07pm

Have any younger (around 21 years old) outdoors person had success in getting a one-time prescription for some emergency painkillers? I'm guessing that based on age stereotypes I'll get ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Heavy duty drugs
December 17, 8:22pm

OR Stratus mitts
I just bought the OR Stratus mitts. They are 5.8oz in size XL. They have a durable looking shell and a grippy palm. They are fleece-lined, and they don't have high-loft insulation on the palm s...

In GEAR » Big Puffy Mitts
December 17, 8:15pm

Delta vs 3D
It seems that aside from Ray Jardine's opinion, the consensus is that Delta is actually better than 3D. Exactly why that is I'm not sure, but I'd guess a better loft/weight ratio is one...

In GEAR » Synthetic Insulated Quilts
December 17, 7:47pm

Synthetic quilts
Jordan, I had Fanatic Fringe's Polarguard 3D quilt and loved it. I never knew you were supposed to be careful stuffing it...never had a problem. If you're looking for a low-cost, lightwe...

In GEAR » Synthetic Insulated Quilts
December 16, 5:27pm

re: what do you sleep in
Every peice of clothing I have, wet or dry, with the exception of dirty pairs of spare socks. I don't like waking up cold at night and having to disrupt my sleep for several minutes to throw...

In Philosophy & Technique » What do you sleep in?
December 14, 5:54pm

tarp poles
I've always found clove hitches to grip well enough on their own. That is using carbon fiber poles though, which have "ribs". Aluminum might be a different story, but give clove hi...

In GEAR » Tarp Pole Question
December 09, 12:24am

All Reader Reviews by Dane Burke

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Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite Pad
Sorry to ruin the average score of this well constructed pad, but it is simply too narrow for me. I am not "wide" by any means (not a small guy either), but I always feel like I am about to fall off t...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 27, 11:22pm

Bozeman Mountain Works Vapr Bivy Sack
I simply can't justify NOT bringing this on every trip. Very durable. It is kind of annoying to get into though...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
April 07, 11:30pm

Integral Designs Silponcho
This poncho/tarp works flawlessy in both configurations. The poncho mode does not affect it's use as a tarp...except you won't get a pretty ridgeline in an A-frame pitch (hood spoils it, causes wrinkl...

In Clothing - Raingear
April 07, 11:19pm

Patagonia MicroPuff Vest
Good vest if you're looking for lightweight high-loft torso insulation and can do without a full zip. The lack of a full zip is actually what persuaded me to get this instead of the Montbell Thermawra...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
September 16, 11:59am Premium Membership
Balanced, intelligent, in-depth, and open minded reviews on cutting edge gear. After a year's worth of BPL reviews, I can't believe the blatant advertisements that pass as reviews in other outdoor mag...

In Books and Media
August 02, 10:18pm

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
This is a low 3 stars, but I don't want to discourage anyone from reading it. It is full of good (if outdated) information and is simply a part of lightweight backpacking. However, it is the "old-scho...

In Books and Media
August 02, 9:57pm

Golite Jam
This pack can do everything I need it to, from overnighters to weeklong trips, on trail, off trail, up and down mountains. I even used it as my only storage on a 3 week cycling trip down the pacific c...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 02, 9:31pm