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Nice article. It looks a bit tricky to get the friction fit perfect but once you do it would be nice and easy to use. I wonder if the weight of this would be offset by fuel savings. That could be a...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Aluminum Windscreen for Canister Stoves
April 06, 2:40pm

Some people go UL so they can perform amazing athletic feats, but for me personally it's about comfort in the outdoors...which sounds like the same reasons you pack what you do. If you are j...

In Philosophy & Technique » A little UL Philosophy Help Please
April 06, 2:25pm

Base weight doesn't really have anything to do with the importance of things in a survival situation. Base weight is simply the weight of the gear on your back. Separating your gear (base weigh...

In Philosophy & Technique » Water as Base Weight
April 06, 2:02pm

Re: SMD Haven vs. TT DR
Hopefully we can get a BPL review of the SMD Haven. It appears to have a lot of potential. I just noticed that SMD just added the prices for the Haven to their website. It's $200 for the tar...

In GEAR » SMD Haven vs. TT DR
April 06, 1:34pm

It's heavier and probably more tent than you are looking for, but the MSR CR2 would be a good size and probably could get your employee deal on one. I'm not sure how big of a factor that is...

In GEAR » Thoughts on tent before I pull the trigger
April 05, 11:59pm

A vs. C
One nice thing with alcohol is that you can take exactly as much as you need. With a canister you are stuck choosing between 3 sizes which may or may not meet your needs perfectly. Often with canis...

In Gear Lists » Alcohol better then Canister for long section hike?
April 05, 11:52pm

I don't know if they ship this particular product to the USA, but has the KSO's and other FiveFinger shoes for $85.

In GEAR » Vibram Five Fingers??
April 05, 10:40pm

TarpTent and Six Moon Designs offer double wall tents like the TT Scarp 2 and SMD Haven. Both would be pretty nice.

In GEAR » Ok, honest now, Copper Spur UL2
April 04, 11:28pm

Sorry, I meant Drimove SILK, not Drimove Lite. Drimove Lite is pretty darn light stuff too. They still sell Drimove Lite at 76g for a tee shirt but for 2010 it's called the Wildwood Run top...

In GEAR » Bemoaning UL products not available any more
April 03, 5:38pm

More Info
I thought I'd share some helpful information I got from The helpful customer service rep (Nolan) measured the WM Flash pants and recorded: Small: inseam: 27.5 inches wais...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Down Pants: Light, Warm, and Versatile
April 03, 5:02pm

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