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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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I'm skeptical about the down quality, but who knows...

In Gear Deals » Cheap"er" source of 800 fp Goose Down for MYOG'er
April 30, 4:02pm

7oz off is a real bummer. That's nearly half a pound and certainly significant when you are comparing which packs to purchase. You might want to consider returning it for a lighter framed pa...

In GEAR » Osprey Exos weight insanity
April 29, 11:32pm

GoLite Drimove Lite/Silk
The Golite 'Wildwood Trail' shortsleeve run top seems like a good choice. It's quite light (80g) and so it should be extremely quick drying and cool. It's probably the next best thi...

In GEAR » Hot weather(70-100F) shirt
April 29, 5:16pm

Nice link for ordering small quantities of Hysoil. Can anyone offer me a guess of how many tubes of Hysoil I will need to bond an entire fly for a 2 person tent?

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Stuffsack - Bonded
April 26, 2:16pm

Thanks for the advice. I think I'm going to go for the #3 from Thru-Hiker. It should be fairly easy to replace if it fails down the road and my tent does have two entrances so in the unlike...

In Make Your Own Gear » Waterproof/Resistant Zips
April 24, 1:48pm

Final Zipper Decision
The tent that I'm cloning the fly of has arrived, so I was able to measuring the original zippers. They are 36" long. I'm now ready to order some zippers for this project. What I am...

In Make Your Own Gear » Waterproof/Resistant Zips
April 24, 12:10pm

Re: Re: Aquatabs
...note the long treatment time required of chlorine dioxide to kill protozoa. I could be wrong, but isn't the suggested wait time the time at which you can be about 99.99% sure you've k...

In GEAR » sodium dichloroisocyanurate
April 23, 1:21pm

I don't have much to add since I have the regular Apex and not the Pro, but I will say that rechargables are a very good idea because the Apex chugs battery power and get the best ones you can ...

In GEAR » Apex Batteries
April 23, 3:28am

My understanding is that the reflective layer in inside the mattress, so which side is up shouldn't matter in terms of warmth. The grey side might be designed to be the bottom for other reasons...

In GEAR » Keeping two Neoairs together
April 22, 6:20pm

I've used AquaTabs from MEC. It's true that they don't provide full protection against everything (ie. crypto) but besides that con, they have been awesome. They are lighter than anythi...

In GEAR » sodium dichloroisocyanurate
April 22, 5:21pm

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