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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: Re: bottle
Ben, Also, how common are the CR123 batteries where you are going? The steripen and uvaquastar both need them? -Mark

In GEAR » Water Bottle Purifier?
March 24, 7:26pm

Re: Re: altitude sickness meds
David is right. Fluids are very important at altitude and especially with a diuretic like Diamox on board. In addition, if you happen to be one of the few people that suffer from low blood pressure...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » allitude sickness
March 23, 5:46pm

Re: altitude sickness meds
cary, Nice website. I agree it has excellent info. Dexamethasone, as you point out, is used only as a treatment for symptoms and not a preventative. If you are at the point where you need dex...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » allitude sickness
March 22, 8:02pm

Re: Acclimation
Stefan, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) seems likely to be due to swelling of the brain with gain in altitude. It probably has nothing to do directly with the "amount of hemoglobin in the blo...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » allitude sickness
March 21, 9:24pm

Re: altitude sickness
JJ- Your doctor apparently believes you are anemic, and perhaps that is the case but it doesn't account for the headaches and nausea, just the lethargy. I would say many doctors have little ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » allitude sickness
March 21, 8:56pm

Re: MYOG Guyline Tensioners
Wow! Denis- very nice tutorial and great small project for the DIY crowd. Thanks, -Mark P.S. - Wouldn't it be nice to have a section on BPL with complete DIY projects like this all in one ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Guyline Tensioners
March 14, 11:58am

Re: Question
I believe that with larger tubing they used to fill them with sand, heat, and bend, then take the sand out. Don't know about 1/8" tubing. I suppose you could fill it with talcum powder (ta...

In Make Your Own Gear » Remote Fueled Alcohol Stove #2
March 14, 11:37am

Re: Quick Venting session - I appologize, have to get it out
Matthew, The Zelph-Tinny war has been going on for a long time. I would not let that color your opinion of the Backpacking Light community in general. And, even though does have a fam...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help me brainstorm a Caldera Cone (TM) for the FireLite 475ml Ti Trapper's Mug
March 08, 9:42pm

Re: Seeking Blue-Torch/Blue-Mini stove opinions
It appears to be a White Box Stove copy. I would check reviews on the White Box. -Mark

In GEAR » Seeking Blue-Torch/Blue-Mini stove opinions
February 24, 7:14pm

Re: Insulation Durability
John, For my two cents I would recommend your scouts get synthetic bags. Very easy to wash and will stay warmer if they do happen to get wet. Down will totally fail if it gets wet. I have been ...

In GEAR » Synthetic or Down Bag versus Washing
February 14, 3:05pm

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