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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: silicon cover the surface of water
If you are looking for silicone sheet you might look at silicone dehydrator sheets for doing fruit leathers. I found some on eBay that look like they might work and the price is reasonable. I&#...

In Make Your Own Gear » silicon cover the surface of water
December 19, 10:12pm

Re: What alcohol stove with Heineken Pot
Another vote for the Caldera Keg System It uses a Foster's Can for the pot and a Heiny won't really work due to the bulges in...

In GEAR » What alcohol stove with Heineken Pot
December 19, 8:36pm

Re: New ultralight 1 person tents for 2009?
Shane, I'm not sure what you mean by the "big guns" but two of my favorites are Henry Shire's Tarptent line and Ron Moak's SixMoonDesigns tents. They may even be considere...

In GEAR » New ultralight 1 person tents for 2009?
December 15, 10:42am

Re: Ultralight gloves recommendation
I love my BPL PossumDown Gloves. They make a great liner glove. You would need to use an over mitt of your choice for really wet or windy weather, but I find that I can use the gloves "as is&q...

In GEAR » Ultralight gloves recommendation
December 14, 5:12pm

Re: Beer cans used as pots
Dan, You must have accidentally left out the very next paragraph in that article, but I will put it in here so you won't have to:-) "Most Canadians "need not be concerned" ...

In GEAR » Beer Cans being used as cooking pots.
December 12, 11:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Beer cans used as pots
"I keep thinking about that statement and I keep wondering why the polycarbonate "Water Bottles" used by hikers and others, were taken off the store shelves and deemed unworthy of us...

In GEAR » Beer Cans being used as cooking pots.
December 12, 3:55pm

Re: Re: Beer Cans being used as cooking pots
"I bet you could find these articles on Medline:" Dave, You are definitely right that big business is involved in science...

In GEAR » Beer Cans being used as cooking pots.
December 12, 3:13pm

MontBell Quality Issue
Allison, I just checked and both of my sleeping bags were made in China. My #3 bag is the older 750 fill I think and the #2 is the newer 800 fill. but like I said, I got them several years ago. ...

In GEAR » Super Stretch??
December 11, 11:36pm

Re: Packs With Mesh Exterior Pockets
In my SMD Essence pack I put my tent or hammock in the long mesh pocket on the left. This avoids having wet tarps or tents inside my pack. Very nice also, because I can pack up my pack in the tent ...

In GEAR » Packs With Mesh Exterior Pockets
December 11, 10:59pm

Re: DEET specialists
DEET acts to jam the sensors of most biting flies. These flies (mosquitoes are flies, too) use CO2 and various other chemical scents you give off to find you and home in on their meal. DEET vapors ...

In GEAR » DEET specialists
December 11, 7:43pm

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