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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Guest

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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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JMT
Nice job. It's always fun pushing yourself.

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT in 5 days 2 hours
September 04, 8:16pm

CP3
Nice poles!

In Gear Swap » Locus Gear CP3
September 03, 8:37pm

Bluenose Herd
The Bluenose Herd situation is an interesting one. I don't know much about it, other than hearing talk about some communities considering hunting there with the Bathurst Herd out of considerati...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » polar bears
September 02, 6:19pm

BMWO 2014
Wow great course. Nice to see the longer distance. Looks tough.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
August 30, 9:48am

Fire Pot Kit
Awesome kit. Unlike most multi fuel setups, it's actually darn good at every fuel. It's a dream to use for alcohol and wood.

In Gear Deals » Fire Pot and Titanium Windscreen Kit
August 29, 8:54pm

Livestock
Climate Change "Climate change is a bunch of horse poop. Natural fires have happened since the beginning of recorded history." I don't think climate change scientists are arguing f...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » California Rim Fire is getting BIG!
August 25, 7:48pm

Fire Disturbance
"Isnt this the same general area that burned in 1987? If so then how did the undergrowth get so bad to allow this fire to take place? If fire is needed to stop big fires then why didn't it...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » California Rim Fire is getting BIG!
August 25, 4:11pm

Grazing
"the government has been in the process of eradicating the American rancher and the cattle allotments. Cattle, used to keep the understories of our forests grazed down and thier paths provided...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » California Rim Fire is getting BIG!
August 25, 7:37am

Flaps and Stars
"I see your reductionism to a minimal serviceable opening as a machine aesthetic, that reduces the richness of spatial gesture and of depth of meaning to an idealized homogenized purity of ins...

In GEAR » HMG UltaMid 2 first impression and pics
August 21, 8:11am

Flaps
Robert, I imagine we both like the idea of a minimalism, while also appreciating redundancy where it's truly important. I carry redundant gear in some areas (ie. firestarting methods, waterproo...

In GEAR » HMG UltaMid 2 first impression and pics
August 20, 10:18pm

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