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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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PCT
A lot of people do it, but a closed cell pad like the Solite is a lot less comfortable and more bulky than an inflatable (ie. NeoAir). If you can afford it, and if you take care of your gear, then ...

In Gear Lists » PCT Gear List 2014
January 27, 5:45pm

AA Chargers.
For me, 2 x AA chargers are likely out because I can't wait 4.5 hours x 2 in a coffee shop. That little 48g Sanyo USB looks awesome, but it would be "stupid light" in my circumstance....

In GEAR » AA Wall Charger for a Thru-Hike
January 27, 6:10am

Packs
ULA makes the Epic and Catalyst, which are good packs. The Epic is a frame and it carries dry bags so it's good for keeping your stuff dry but it doesn't carry as well as regular internal f...

In GEAR » Any recommendations for internal frame backpack for packraft?
January 27, 5:43am

CDT
Wow great video. Thanks for sharing.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » CDT short video
January 26, 9:25pm

AA Chargers.
Hmm....112g for that Energizer Compact Charger. It's fast and compact but I was hoping it would be a bit lighter. Still, it's an option to consider. My ideal is 4 x AA capacity, 60-80g and ...

In GEAR » AA Wall Charger for a Thru-Hike
January 26, 7:20pm

Lights
You could potentially find a cap that slides over the button end. Something like a plastic thimble.

In GEAR » Another Headlamp thread...
January 26, 7:14pm

Zebralight
I should mention that the H52 has a switch that is much more recessed than the old H51, so it should have fewer issues with coming on inadvertently.

In GEAR » Another Headlamp thread...
January 26, 5:44pm

AA Charger
Thanks for the info. You guys rock. That 2 x AA Sanyo (SEC-TDR02N) looks like it's gotta be light. Waiting 5 hrs x 2 is a bit high, but it might be the way to go. Paul, thanks for the info o...

In GEAR » AA Wall Charger for a Thru-Hike
January 26, 5:31pm

Headlamps
I forgot to unscrew my Zebralight H51 once. It came on in my pack and melted a hole in the cuben stuff sack. I love Zebralights (just bought an H52w), but there are still improvements to be made...

In GEAR » Another Headlamp thread...
January 26, 5:09pm

AA Batteries
I'm using Duracell Ion AA's, which are supposed to be a lot like Eneloops but a bit higher capacity (2400 mAh) http://www.mec.ca/product/5036-680/duracell-rechargeable-ion-core-aa-batterie...

In GEAR » AA Wall Charger for a Thru-Hike
January 26, 2:53pm

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 five stars because it's quality construct...

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
I'll be the first one to give this jacket 5 stars. 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 t...

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