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Borah Bandit
Borah Bandit Because "Bandit" is an awesome name and it creates nice alliteration.

In Gear Deals » Borah Gear give-away "NAME THAT TARP"
September 21, 7:01pm

Rain Skirt
Nice Job. It looks great.

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Rain Kilt (It's UL, it's fashionable, it's Cuben!)
September 21, 1:23pm

My Vote
My vote is for the Synmat. As you mention, it's lighter, wider and packs smaller. The two advantages of the Q-Core are that it's thicker and more insulative. However, I'm not sure b...

In GEAR » Exped Synmat UL7 LW or Big Agnes Q-Core LW?
September 21, 8:36am

Crevasse pack
Wow neat story. Good safety lessons too from the original mishap account.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » what happens to a pack in a crevasse 12 years later
September 20, 4:15pm

The nice thing with going a bit too light is you find out what things you really miss. You might find an extra 0.5-2 lbs fills all your wants, or you might find the ideal balance is higher still. R...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What would YOUR SUL thru-hike gear list look like?
September 19, 8:34pm

The math looks good. I normally use higher capacity NiMH batteries rather than the slower discharging ones (ie. Eneloop) because I charge them immediately before I head out. So my Duracell ones are...

In GEAR » Zebralight H51 / H31 discontinued
September 19, 5:47am

It looks like I was looking at the "floody" version, which is 475lm stepping down to 266lm. It looks like 14500's don't have more capacity than a NiMh AA, so the main advantage...

In GEAR » Zebralight H51 / H31 discontinued
September 18, 8:43am

Zebralight H52
The H52 is a few grams lighter (32 vs 37, not counting the 23g strap and battery) but the main advantage seems to be that you can use a AA or 14500 (rechargable lithium) battery. Brightness is up a...

In GEAR » Zebralight H51 / H31 discontinued
September 17, 8:23pm

I've left fuel in a Starlyte for a long time, probably 3-6 mths. I never weighed it before hand so I can't speculate how much was left (I didn't mean to do it), but after a long period ...

In GEAR » emergency use of Starlyte Stove
September 15, 9:34pm

Sweet camera. I've got one and it's great. Somebody should snap it up for this great price.

In Gear Swap » FS: Nikon AW100, Katadyn Hiker Pro, and some books
September 15, 12:05pm

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