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For those who find it unappealing to inflate the NeoAir, try the small version. I blow mine up in 9-10 breaths versus about 15 for the regular version. This makes a difference because it's thos...

In GEAR » NeoAir Durability
April 21, 8:40pm

Mr. Clean
n/m - Eugene beat me to it.

In GEAR » titanium maintenance
April 21, 8:33pm

Very nice gear. Hopefully you offer reasonable shipping options to Canadian customers (ie. USPS). Based on the specs on your site, the 23.5oz Sawatch really stands out as offering a ton of warmt...

In Gear Deals » New Company Manufacturing Down Quilts, Down Balaclavas and Ultralight Biyvs
April 21, 8:17pm

FS: Petzl Tikka Plus Headlamp, MSR Pocket Rocket Stove
Petzl Tikka Plus Headlamp. Good working condition. $25 shipped. MSR Pocket Rocket Stove. Good working condition. $25 shipped.

In Gear Swap » FS: Petzl Tikka Plus Headlamp, MSR Pocket Rocket Stove
April 21, 7:57pm

Pad Sleeve
I sewed a silnylon pad sleeve into my MLD Revelation which added 0.4oz. Then I took two pieces of your standard blue CCF measuring about 18" x 10" and hinged them together with zip ties (...

In GEAR » MLD packing?
April 21, 2:15pm

I'll definately post up the results but it'll be a while...probably 2 months before I'm done since I won't have all the supplies for another month or so.

In GEAR » Help me order some Cuben
April 21, 2:09pm

Is that zipper going to be okay in a big downpour? It looks like you've used a regular #3 YKK zip mounted backwards without a flap.

In Make Your Own Gear » My Kelty Zen clone from 5.25 down to 2.25 pounds!
April 21, 11:37am

Re: Ground cloths
Yeah GE Silicone II is good stuff. I used it when I did Jim Woods silnylon floor treatment on my Refuge X. I like your idea to treat the thermarest rather than the floor, because silicone on the fl...

In GEAR » Stability, durability of 2-wall tents
April 21, 12:56am

Re: Thanks!
I suggested the Hubba Hubba HP, not the regular Hubba Hubba which indeed is over 4 lbs. The HP version is significantly lighter than the regular Hubba Hubba due to lighter fabrics. The REI Quart...

In GEAR » Stability, durability of 2-wall tents
April 20, 9:56pm

How certain are you that the netting rip occured during the setup/tensioning process? Could it have happened when you stuff the tent and bamboo poles into the stuff sack?

In GEAR » SMD Haven - First Impressions
April 20, 9:36pm

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 4 stars because it's quality construction...

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
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 the 2009 model which has all waterproof zippers and it h...

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