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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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My Website URLhttp://www.motorscooterguide.net
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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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MIOX
I had a MIOX about 8 years ago. I had fun geeking out for a bit but I eventually realized that you can do the same thing with tablets for way less weight, hassle and risk. Get AquaTabs (sodium dich...

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 11
July 15, 9:05pm

Poles
I really like my LG CP2 poles. They're the ideal balance between robustness and lightweight.

In GEAR » Locust Gear CP3 poles or MLD Vario poles?
July 15, 9:00pm

Hanz
The Hanz socks look like SealSkinz socks, which are reported to leak pretty early on. I wonder if they're made by the same folks?

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 11
July 15, 12:17pm

Fabrics
Yeah X21 would be great. More waterproof and a smidge lighter than DyneemaX. A lot simpler than using an internal trash bag.

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 14, 4:38pm

JMT FKT
Yeah great effort. I'm super impressed.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
July 14, 4:35pm

MLD Core
"Then you have to seam tape...." It would be fine without seam tape. Just waterproof fabric would be a big advantage and then anyone who really cares could seal it on their own. "...

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 14, 9:07am

JMT FKT
Cool stuff. Hopefully there's another nice Adam W. table tomorrow for my morning coffee :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
July 14, 12:07am

Fabric
"Hard to get waterproof fabric for $85 You'd only need $15 worth of VX21 to build this. DyneemaX is maybe $5, so +$10 plus some profit margin. Maybe $99 retail price.

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 13, 11:03pm

JMT Record Attempt
Wow. Looks like he just took his second night sleep a dozen miles early, rather than adding an extra snooze. He's pretty much right on record pace at this point, although his intended splits fo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT speed record attempt
July 13, 10:18pm

MLD Core
Nice pack. I could go for one of those. I wish they'd use waterproof fabric but there's something nostalgic about 210D

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 13, 6:49pm

All Reader Reviews by Dan Durston

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Mountain Laurel Designs Cuben DuoMid
The DuoMid is the best shelter for solo hikers. Don't be misled by the "Duo" in its name - you could cram two hikers in here but it's poorly suited for that (ie. no vestibule space, ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
September 22, 1:56pm

Evernew 300ml Dbl Wall Mug (ECA354)
I like the idea of a robust, double wall titanium mug that may be a bit heavier...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 22, 11:01am

Montane Minimus DT Pant
These pants are a very niche product. They're light (4.25oz Med) but the Pertex Shield+ m...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 22, 10:31am

Spark-Lite Fire Starter (Survival Gear - BPL Gear Shop)
I have this kit and the FireLite Mini kit. This sparker is a bit lighter than the FireLite Mini but I don't trust this sparker 100% like I do the FireLite. This sparker doesn't work well wh...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
October 28, 11:21pm

BPL FireLite Firestarter
I love this FireLite Mini. It's the only thing that I 100% trust to start a fire. With a mini Bic you can run out of gas, be at too high of an altitude, get it wet or get it oily. Matches can ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
October 28, 11:19pm

Hyperlight Mtn Gear Echo I
I wasn't sure where to put this review as the Echo I can be used as either a tarp or a double wall tent. OVERVIEW I've given the Echo I 4 stars because it's quality construction...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
October 16, 4:15pm

Golite 2006 Reed Pants
I've got the original Reed pants (4oz in a size medium) and they are prefect rain pants for UL hiking. They've been adequately durable, totally waterproof and light. I don't want ankle zip...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 15, 10:27pm

Marmot Essence
Marmot has made a number of changes to this jacket over the years so criticisms of the earlier models are no longer relevant. My Essence is the 2009 model which has all waterproof zippers and it h...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 15, 10:22pm

Baladeo 22 Grams Knife
This knife is a brilliant design. Every part of it is functional and the result is a lot of knife for just 22g (or 24.3g as mine as actually weighs). When I opened the (very nice) box and first played...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 03, 6:10pm

Nite ize S-Biner
After using another small biner that failed due to a poor design, I switched the Nite Ize Size 1 biner for bear bagging this summer. I use one of these to clip to my 1.4mm spectra cord to my food sack...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 03, 5:56pm