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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: Need low profile webbing buckle
You might try Rockwoods. I think you are looking for the 1" center release buckle. http://www.rockywoods.com/Welcome-to-Rockywoods-Outdoor-Fabrics?range=41%2C60%2C66&search=buckle -...

In GEAR » Need low profile webbing buckle
April 30, 7:42pm

Re: Re: Tried both, Birdiepal is the one to use
>Hey Edward, what about the birdipal is better? And which model do you have of birdiepal?< Samuel, I'm not Edward, but I do use a Birdipal Liteflex Swing. What is better- well I'...

In GEAR » Which Umbrella?
April 30, 5:37pm

Video question
Damien- What kind of video camera did you use on this little trek. Beautiful stuff. -Mark

In Editor's Roundtable » Trip Report: 2010 Teton Crest Expedition
February 23, 7:10pm

luxury lite gear
Here is the URL to Luxury Lite Pack http://www.luxurylite.com/stackpackindex.html -Mark

In Make Your Own Gear » 11 ounce external frame pack
February 21, 9:00pm

blog
Very nice, will bookmark and await future updates. -Mark P.S Some of us Americans can think in centimeters and kilos:^)

In Make Your Own Gear » My new MYOG Blog
February 21, 8:54pm

BPA and can liners-again
There has been long heated debate on this in these forums in the past. BPA definitely is leached out of the can lining. I come down on the side of: there is very minimal BPA released in boiling ...

In GEAR » Hinnie pot contamination
February 20, 1:42pm

Giardia- Infective Dose
From a medical standpoint water treatment only needs to decrease the number of "bugs" to a non infective level. Most bacterial infections require 1000's to 100,000's organisms to ...

In Gear Lists » Wonderland Trail Gear List
January 17, 4:59pm

Re: Contrail- I should have said Gatewood
Dan, Yeah, I know there is a little of comparing Apples to Oranges. So I probably should have compared it to SMD's Gatewood Cape + SMD Serenity NetTent which is even lighter (18 oz w/o stake...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo Ultralight Modular Shelter System Review
January 13, 4:47pm

Echo vs Contrail
Am I missing something here? The Echo I appears to be a nice piece of kit with high tech cuben and modularity, but for $300 less you can get a TarpTent Contrail which is a similarly shaped more spa...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo Ultralight Modular Shelter System Review
January 12, 6:42pm

nPower PEG- energy from motion
cameron- Their Facebook page indicates the same thing, that they are shipping very slooowly. From what I could gather the have well over 500 pre-orders to fill so it sounds like it may take some ti...

In GEAR » nPower PEG- energy form motion
October 24, 9:01pm

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

TarpTent
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