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All Forum Posts by Duane Hall

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Re: Best size UL caldera cone for solo?
I prefer a .9 litre or even a 1.3 litre pot as I often boil extra water for tea or coffee before cooking my main meal. They really don't weigh much more, and add flexibility to the cooking bus...

In GEAR » Best size UL caldera cone for solo?
July 08, 4:40am

Re: Pillow slipping out under my head
Slide a spare T-shirt over the end of your sleeping pad; slip your pillow under the shirt. It will remain in place. Cheers

In GEAR » Pillow slipping out under my head
June 08, 2:07pm

Re: Re: Cuben Tarps - HMG vs MLD?
I have used an MLD Grace Duo for several years and it has been fine, and while I don't own a HMG tarp per se, I do have an Echo II shelter and it is very well made. You might also consider Zpa...

In GEAR » Cuben Tarps - HMG vs MLD?
May 19, 3:42pm

Re: Re: This is new! Is good or is it bad?
It also nicely solves the old hammock sleeping pad problem. I'm thinking a NeoAir-XTherm would provide a warm and comfortable sleep with this hammock. I note that some of the Hennessy hammock...

In Hammocks » This is new! Is good or is it bad?
May 19, 3:32pm

Re: This is new! Is good or is it bad?
Well it is staggeringly expensive, but it certainly is a whole new take on the backpacking hammock. The weight is comparable to more conventional hammock set-ups, and it looks to be very comfortab...

In Hammocks » This is new! Is good or is it bad?
May 19, 1:46pm

Re: Re: Sound
I've also found a use for it while kayaking. There are times when I just don't want to bother with a spray skirt over the cockpit, and the rain skirt provides protection from spray and dri...

In GEAR » zpacks rain skirt
May 19, 4:09am

Re: Mod
Yes, impressive work. Canada Duane

In GEAR » Hexamid tarp With beak or without.
May 17, 4:26am

Re: Hexamid tarp With beak or without.
I have a Hexamid Twin with the beak . . .I believe I made the right decision. The weight is negligible, and there is greater rain and wind protection, with some additional privacy.

In GEAR » Hexamid tarp With beak or without.
May 16, 9:15am

Pairs of socks
Three, for all of the sensible reasons offered above.

In GEAR » How Many Pairs of Socks Do You Carry?
February 19, 3:30am

Re: Thanks Greg & Clayton; Clayton - winter too? Inferno helpful?
I have two Ti Tri cones (.9 and 1.3 litre) and while they both burn wood satisfactorily without the Inferno insert, I must say that it is better with the Inferno. I have no scientific data, but it...

In GEAR » Does anyone use their Caldera Cone w/alcohol or esbit for 2P, and if so, what's your setup?
December 05, 2:33am

All Reader Reviews by Duane Hall

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
The previous reviewers have covered all the bases, and I'm not going to improve on them. This is a fine piece of clothing; well designed, well made, and extraordinarily comfortable. Love the usef...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
April 06, 6:08am

Thermarest Neo-Air
I would second or endorse all of the enthusiastic comments concerning the comfort and warmth of the Thermarest Neo-Air, but unfortunately this is irrelevant, as I cannot keep air in the thing over the...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 30, 6:30am

STARBUCKS VIA Italian Roast
I'll just chime in with my agreement. I never would have imagined that I would consider instant coffee, but this stuff is very good. The price however, takes some of the joy out of the brew.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
August 28, 1:32am

BPL Blow-Up Pillow
I've used the dual chamber version of a couple of years now, and I like it. I had durability concerns of course, but the fact is I am only on my second pillow. I agree that partial inflation is ...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 01, 4:52am

Mountain Laurel Designs Grace Duo Spectralite Tarp
At current prices for Spectralite 60, this tarp makes for a credit card statement to hide from one's wife! This is not a complaint - just a simple statement of fact. What can I say? The tar...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
May 29, 9:53am

ULA Amp
This was my first experience with a frameless pack, and I must say I am very pleased. The construction/workmanship is as expected with Brian Frankel's products - flawless. I did have reservation...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 29, 9:09am

Kelly Kettle
The boys in the office presented me with one of these kettles as a retirement gift, and I must admit it sat in my gear closet for quite a while - I just couldn't see the utility of the thing. I h...

In Stoves - Other
June 17, 4:56am

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
As with the previous reviewer, 5/5 for efficiency, simplicity and ease of use. It is an absolute delight not to have to fiddle with flimsy windscreens. I have the cone fitted for the .9 litre Vargo p...

In Stoves - Alcohol
June 11, 1:40pm

Six Moon Designs StarLite
I am in absolute agreement with the previous reviewer as to the qualities of this fine pack. Mine has seen heavy use for the past two years with no sign of wear. I differ in one respect in that I do...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 08, 4:45am