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Stove Systems
J Mole makes a good point about how weight changes over time and only looking at "starting weight" may not be the best approach. Hands down, alcohol systems consume more fuel (by weigh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Evaluating what stoves to use for what lengths of trips
July 31, 12:07pm

Peter, I don't think you can compare the Alpacka Scout to the Kokopelli Hornet. The Scout is a tiny boat that's not suitable for regular sized people. I haven't poured over the specs, b...

In Packrafting » Kokopelli Packrafts
July 30, 6:46am

Wetting Out
I disagree with the swiss cheese analogy, but I could be wrong. All WP/B jackets use nylon as the outer fabric with the membrane slapped to the inside. These membranes can ONLY pass water as a v...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » When Rain Gear Wets Out ??
July 29, 7:26pm

Tough call. I know nothing about Kokopelli, but I presume you'd be taking on the risk of a newer/less tested design in exchange for some money saved. It's good to see other companies joinin...

In Packrafting » Kokopelli Packrafts
July 29, 3:40pm

FirePot/Starlyte/Cone Combo
Sweet! That's going to be a perfect setup.

In GEAR » Caldera Cone and Starlyte stove
July 29, 3:20pm

Stove Combo
No Starlyte? Maybe you should it with a choice of esbit or Starlyte, or a deluxe package with both?

In GEAR » Caldera Cone and Starlyte stove
July 29, 2:59pm

I'm looking forward to pictures :)

In Make Your Own Gear » Thoughts on Spinntwin's corner tieout design?
July 27, 12:54pm

If you want a frameless pack comparable to the Jam, some popular option are: MLD Exodus ULA CDT If you want a pack that is a similar size and weight as the Jam, but potentially more capable (i...

In GEAR » Good alternative to Golite Jam 50L?
July 27, 12:09pm

Zelph's Fire Pot
That's neat that the cone stores both vertically and horizontally. I imagine there are lot of people that don't frequent geek threads like this, but are looking for an elegant and affor...

In GEAR » Caldera Cone and Starlyte stove
July 27, 9:51am

Zelph's Fire Pot
Good point about raising up the wood for a faster burn. I forgot that you did this in your video. I'll give it a shot. Regarding aluminum, the cone was unscathed from this burn but the pot s...

In GEAR » Caldera Cone and Starlyte stove
July 26, 7:44pm

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