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Mark Hurd (markhurd) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale South Texas
About Me Backpacker, climber, cyclist, sometime kayaker, aerospace engineer, entomologist, physician, DIY gear maker, gadget junky, hammock aficionado and former daguerreotypist.---- "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."-Theodore Roosevelt
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Thanks for the great article
Been using my umbrella for 5 years now. Couldn't live without it in Oregon. Now in Texas and works great for the heat. I like using trekking poles so I have rigged my umbrella to my pack strap ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking and Hiking with an Umbrella
February 08, 8:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MYOG <2lb Electric Bear Fence
"An alternative to vanilla might be oil of anise. Bears mistake that smell with the bear sex attractant. --B.G.--" Hmmm-- The things that could go wrong with this scenario might ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG <2lb Electric Bear Fence
October 24, 9:01pm

Re: What are you thrashing, tossn' and turn'n sleepers sleeping in?
QUESTION: "What are you thrashing, tossn' and turn'n sleepers sleeping in?" ANSWER: A hammock. I used to toss and turn no matter what bag or quilt I had. Switched to a hamm...

In GEAR » What are you thrashing, tossn' and turn'n sleepers sleeping in?
September 27, 8:14pm

Wt of shoes
Thanks Roger, excellent review as usual. Is the weight listed for one shoe or the pair? - Mark

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance MT814OD Review
July 20, 2:31pm

Beautiful, audacious, captivating, humbling, epic, and bold! I am taken by the video. Obviously you did some extra hiking to get the long shots of the two of you. Just incredible stuff. T...

In Editor's Roundtable » Across Iceland by Packraft
June 10, 11:16am

Long Time Coming
It looks like they have been working on this for the last 6 years. I won't be holding my breath. -Mark

In GEAR » Better than DEET...
May 11, 8:29pm

Re: Eddie Bauer 50 degree bag
>Or you could buy the rectangular, synthetic fill, full length zip Eddie Bauer 50 degree bag that can be unzipped & used as a quilt, mated to to another for sharing, or used like a sleeping ...

In Make Your Own Gear » why is synthetic fill so popular for DIY warm weather quilts?
May 09, 9:06pm

Re: durability issues with collapsible?
Samuel, Mine is fixed length. I have a long mesh pocket on the side of my pack where I stow my tent or hammock and I can slip the umbrella in along side ready for use if I need it. No worries ab...

In GEAR » Which Umbrella?
May 01, 7:53pm

Re: 'which Umbrella''
John, Bought mine about 3 years ago, I think from ProLite. Never had any trouble with it collapsing. Have flipped it inside out once in a high wind. Flipped right back none the worse for the war...

In GEAR » Which Umbrella?
April 30, 9:00pm

Re: Re: Hot spots
Andrew, The Caldera Systems are really good at boiling water. Very efficient, very wind resistant, and very stable. The cone and the 12-10 stove they provide are engineered for each other. The 1...

In GEAR » Caldera cone question
April 30, 8:00pm

All Reader Reviews by Mark Hurd

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Packa eVent
I got an eVent Packa when they first came out and have used it quite a bit over the last couple years. The jacket weighs 16 oz, but it is also a pack cover, so if you subtract 1.5 oz for that you ...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 16, 4:52pm

Warbonnet BlackBird
Like the other reviewers, I am really pleased with this piece of gear. Brandon makes each hammock himself. He offers two weights of fabric and single and double bottom models. The roominess of th...

In Shelters - Hammocks & Accessories
January 22, 6:31pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
I am reviewing the Caldera Keg, but much of this also applies to the Caldera Cone for the 1.3L Evernew pot which I also own. Easy To Set Up- unroll the cone and slip the dovetails together then ins...

In Stoves - Alcohol
November 06, 5:10pm

My first tent under 7 lbs. was the Cloudburst 2. Well, no, actually it was a Squall 2 which I got and loved, but my wife, Nancy, thought it might be a little, too snug. So I got the Cloudburst 2. Well...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 16, 7:18pm

Six Moon Designs
I purchase both the Gatewood Cape and the Essence '07 pack from this company. Very responsive, quick shipping, and well made products. I have not had a problem with either item. Concerning durabil...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 28, 8:27pm

Six Moon Designs Essence '07
Review of the Six Moon Designs Essences ’07 pack I have entered this as a new review as I believe the redesigned pack is significantly different from the previous version and therefore deserves its...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 27, 6:37pm