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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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FS: Montbell Ex Light Vest (M) & Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka (L)
Montbell Ex-Light Vest - Medium - SOLD For sale is a Montbell Ex-Light Down vest size medium. It's in great shape: clean with no damage. It's got 1.5oz of 900FP down and a total weight of ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell Ex Light Vest (M) & Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka (L)
January 12, 8:12am

UL Shelter
The small flat tarp suggestions are the only options that are going to come close to your weight goal, but they do lag a mid in set up ease. The low weight of a cuben or plastic flat tarp means...

In GEAR » Ultralight shelter options for cooking, resting, eating, or emergencies in a continuous rain environment.
January 11, 4:29pm

Nice trip. Kluane is awesome! Thanks for posting.

In Post-Trip Reports » First Post - A Confession/Trip Report
January 11, 2:45pm

EB Gear
Interesting stuff. Nice to see EB continuing to pursue lightweight gear. I'm not totally sold on the bag/pad integrated idea for a few reasons: 1) My bags usually outlast my pad. If a baffl...

In GEAR » New Eddie Bauer UL jackets, bags, and cubin pack
January 10, 9:58pm

Jerry, I extremely doubt your troubles have anything to do with BPL's ads. The ad system here on BPL is operated by Google and it is a system used by millions of websites worldwide and virtuall...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL has Ads now ?
January 10, 9:33pm

Klymit Pillow
FWIW, this pillow is also part of Klymit's new O Zone pad:

In GEAR » MLD Pillow X . . . Anybody use/tried one?
January 09, 12:50pm

Thanks guys. It's fun looking back at the pictures. Definitely a memorable trip.

In Post-Trip Reports » Pukaskwa: 160kms Around the Outside via Foot & Raft
January 08, 5:46pm

O Zone
Was it the seam or the fabric itself? I believe Klymit is using 30D fabric on the top and 70D on the bottom, which should be more durable than the NeoAir Xlite (30D both sides as I recall) and a bi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Inertia O Zone sleeping pad
January 07, 8:54pm

Thanks. I'm in the market for a pad but I'm a quilt user. I like the design of this pad from a comfort stand point, but I don't see a practical way of keeping myself warm on cold ground...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Inertia O Zone sleeping pad
January 07, 6:17pm

Why not buy a new band and replace it yourself?

In GEAR » Best ABC watch for off trail travels
January 07, 5:24pm

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