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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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All Forum Posts by Mark Hurd

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Re: Homemade Bivy Support
You can try carbon fiber rods from a kite store like Kitebuilder depending on the length you need. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Homemade Bivy Support
May 02, 1:53pm

Re: Red Ledge rain pants tag says it can't be heat-dried
You can try something like Tectron Durable Water Repellant Treatment which I don't believe requires any heat to set it. There are probably other heatless treatments out there, too. -Mark

In GEAR » Red Ledge rain pants tag says it can't be heat-dried
May 02, 1:35pm

Re: caldera cone
Greg, TrailDesigns actually designed the 12-10 stove that comes with the cone to burn better in a lower oxygen environment like inside the cone. They also have tuned the height of the cone to po...

In GEAR » caldera cone
May 02, 1:26pm

Re: Thanks for your replies and taking the time with details.
So if I may summarize the comments so far- The most important three things about buying a lighter hiking shoe are: 1. Fit 2. Fit 3. Fit -Mark

In GEAR » First pair of lighthiking shoes - suggestions?
May 01, 3:22pm

New Caldera Kegs!
I just checked the TrailDesigns website and the new Caldera Keg-F and CalderaKeg-H and an esbit version Caldera Keg -GVP are apparently available now. Cool! -Mark

In GEAR » New Caldera Kegs!
May 01, 12:16pm

Re: First pair of lighthiking shoes - suggestions?
Larry, Welcome to these forums. Hope you get some useful info here, I sure did/do. I went from heavy Vasque hiking boots to the Vasque Velocity trail runner when I switched. I ended up choosi...

In GEAR » First pair of lighthiking shoes - suggestions?
May 01, 12:01am

Re: Firelite without handles
Don, I've used this pot clamp I copied from David Lewis of this forum. You can bend one out of a coat hanger or Ti rod if you have one. Place it around the top lip of the pot and close the h...

In GEAR » Firelite without handles
April 26, 8:43pm

Re: Going to ground - what pad?
Jim, Like Andrew, I carry a GG NightLight as a "frame" for my pack so it would get pressed in to service if I was on the ground. I also carry a big plastic "Lawn and Leaf" tras...

In GEAR » how to hammock camp?
April 26, 7:26pm

Re: Hammock-Side/Back Sleeping
Let me first say that I changed over to hammock camping about a year ago. I was on a group day hike in south Texas walking through a shady grove of live oaks. I mentioned to one of my fellow hikers...

In GEAR » how to hammock camp?
April 25, 12:03pm

Re: Re: Firesteel and compass
Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see anyone suggest the Spar-Lite Firestarting Kit sold here on BPL and other places. At 0.7 oz (19.8g) for the whole kit, that is lighter than the other alternat...

In GEAR » Survival Gear - Firestarter and Compass
April 25, 11:05am

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