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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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Shirts
My main concern is durability of the coating. There are lots of DWR ("durable water repellant") coatings out there, any of which could be used to create similar spill resistant footage be...

In GEAR » The future of waterproof fabric?
December 27, 8:57pm

2013 Picks
My picks out of the gear I acquired in 2013 are: 1) ULA Catalyst Cuben Hybrid This pack is great for larger loads such as packrafting and winter hikes. The cuben hybrid fabric minimizes water w...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2013 Staff Picks
December 26, 8:50pm

Packrafting
Very good video. Thank you.

In Editor's Roundtable » Learn to Packraft! Episode 2: Stillwater Basics
December 25, 10:36pm

Pats BCB
Nice to see this product has actually made it to market. Looks like a neat setup.

In On the Web » Beer for Backpackers...
December 19, 9:23am

Cairn
Yes those maps are good. They're what I use. The North and South Bob maps should be all you need for this trip.

In Packrafting » Packrafting trip ideas for a novice
December 19, 6:29am

Packrafting
My wife and I did a similar trip in 2012 to what Dave mentions. Ours was a little shorter, as we took out sooner on the Flathead (at Bear Ck.) and crossed over Pagoda and Larch Hill to get back eas...

In Packrafting » Packrafting trip ideas for a novice
December 18, 5:32pm

Packs
There's a few main considerations here: 1) Keeping your stuff dry / not taking on excessive water weight 2) Having the volume and structure to carry bigger, heavier loads. A dry bag hauler...

In Packrafting » HMG Porter or ULA Epic
December 16, 12:16pm

Watch
I use the Casio PAW1300. It's much like a lot of their altimeter watches, but it's the "slim" design which is less bulky on the wrist (although it's still a fair size). I&...

In GEAR » Let's see a picture of your WATCH thread.
December 16, 11:48am

SHR/JMT
Great TR. The dual voice conversation was a great way to tell the story. Thanks.

In Post-Trip Reports » Sierra High Route/JMT Hybrid - August 2013 - A Backcountry Adventure
December 14, 6:16am

PCT
" I know there is probably alot of training involved and a lot of outdoor knowledge that I would need to acquire." Please don't let this dissuade you, or be an excuse not to follow...

In Philosophy & Technique » THE PCT... FOR ME?
December 11, 11:14am

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