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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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You can buy a small tool that punctures expires canisters which then makes them safe to recycle. Pragmatically though, it's a bit of a pain. For me, one of the big draws to alcohol is the lo...

In GEAR » Two years, and I still have stupid questions.
November 26, 6:46pm

Thanks for sharing Ike. Beautiful time of year. "An equally useful skill is knowing just how cold you can get and still be fully functional, and what to do when you cross the line." E...

In Post-Trip Reports » Hemingway’s Big Two-Hearted
November 25, 8:28pm

Looks chilly but beautiful. I've had the same thing with an Exped SynMat UL7. The baffle didn't split all the way, just a few feet at the end. The warranty guy (for Canada) was great tho...

In Post-Trip Reports » Caples to Emigrant Lake in a windstorm
November 23, 10:00pm

Sweet pack!

In GEAR » ULA CDT in cuben
November 18, 6:25am

Very enjoyable read. Thanks. It was great to see that element of route uncertainty, which always makes trips so interesting. And yes, you should come to the Bob Marshall Wilderness Open.

In Editor's Roundtable » Traversing the Adirondacks by Foot and Packraft
November 16, 9:14pm

The ads are administered by Google, so BPL has little control over the specific adverts. Ads tend to appear for one of three reasons: 1) Google is matching them with the content of this site (...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Drop the "Shocking" foreigh language lesson ads
November 03, 2:42pm

Hubba NX
Nice info. Looks like NX versions of the full Hubba line are coming out. Looks like a nice update.

In GEAR » MSR Hubba NX
October 31, 7:28pm

I'm pretty darn sure that's right. You can get a Ridgerest soaked for hours and just shake it off, and I believe the Z-rest is the same foam. I use a Ridgerest as a floor in my packraft ...

In GEAR » Can I get a Thermarest Z-Lite wet?
October 31, 5:41pm

I like modestly priced windshirts, as they tend to take a lot of abuse. I wear it over my downjacket around camp, or to protect my arms when bushwacking. The MEC RD Windshirt is really good. Nic...

In GEAR » Expensive windshirts vs cheap ones
October 31, 4:38pm

The "water resistant" term is strange. I attribute it to an ignorant staffer because if you look under the features it says they're "Made of waterproof-breathable 3-layer nylon t...

In GEAR » Glove/mitten system
October 31, 8:31am

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