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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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Hexamid vs mid
The Hexamid is a neat shelter. Like most things, the right choice depends on your intended use. The beauty of a 'mid is the simplicity. Four stakes in a rectangle plus a pole in the middle and ...

In GEAR » Cuben Solomid Features
September 25, 3:05pm

I like where you're headed with this. I've used trail runners + average socks + Rock GoreTex socks a fair bit. I really like this system for hiking in the moderately cold (20-35F range)...

In GEAR » snow travel footwear system
September 25, 11:52am

My cuben DuoMid is a mere 11.2oz including light guylines. It's an early version with mostly cuben reinforcement and fewer features (no guy outs on the short sides, nixed zipper flap). I'...

In GEAR » Cuben Solomid Features
September 25, 7:17am

DownMat UL 7 M
I'm also happy to take trades for a SynMat UL 7 + cash.

In Gear Swap » FS: New Exped DownMat UL7 M
September 24, 4:08pm

FS: New Exped DownMat UL7 M
For sale is a brand new Exped DownMat UL 7 M (medium). It's never been taken out of the stuff sack. You get all the normal stuff (pad, stuff sack, repair kit and inflation bag). $190 includi...

In Gear Swap » FS: New Exped DownMat UL7 M
September 23, 7:01pm

Womens Rain Jackets
"There's the mid-price, Gore-Tex Paclite or proprietary jackets that wet out after 10-20 minutes of rain, but serve well for setting up a tent in the rain and getting through a squall. ...

In GEAR » Women's UL rain jacket?
September 23, 6:42pm

The double sided transfer tape I have (3M 3485???) sticks decently but not as well as tenacious tape. I've never washed any garments patched with tenacious tape, but my guess is it would hold u...

In GEAR » repairing ripped down pants?
September 23, 6:55am

Cuben Mid
That's a beautiful pyramid. Someone should snap it up. These style of mids are the best solo shelters.

In Gear Swap » FS: Cuben mid
September 22, 6:11pm

Tenacious Tape
I've repaired down garments in the past with a bit of scrap material from the stuff some and some sort of adhesive. Really though, tenacious tape works darn good and much quicker/simpler to do....

In GEAR » repairing ripped down pants?
September 22, 5:55pm

Vintage Yosemite
Very cool. Hopefully one day Hetch Hetchy can start to recover.

In Post-Trip Reports » Very Very Post-trip report: old photos of Yosemite Sierra Club outings 1914-1915
September 22, 11:04am

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