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Re: Re: Gotta Spend More Money
"I see you have a bandana, so why the dish sponge?" Well the sponge is only 2g (less than 0.1oz), it works better for baked on food and it allows me to keep my bandana dry so I don'...

In Gear Lists » Gotta Spend More Money
December 17, 8:25pm

Gotta Spend More Money
The winter is hardly here and I'm running out of exciting gear to acquire. Please give this gear geek something to do. I need some suggestions on what I should acquire that will add functionali...

In Gear Lists » Gotta Spend More Money
December 17, 6:33pm

Ron messaged me today to say that he hopes to have the details on the Haven on their site in the next 10 days. And yeah, the bathtub floor is fairly minimal in the Vamp but it should still do th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent Review
December 17, 4:43pm

I've got one on the way...

In GEAR » Most Awesome Sternum Strap In the World
December 17, 10:10am

Re: Double Walled Tents
"All of this leads me to wonder whether the cottage tent makers might consider making a trekking pole supported double walled tent..." I'm pretty sure the upcoming 2 person SMD Hav...

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent Review
December 16, 11:52pm

The only problem with AK4K (or really any of these names) is that a lot of this trip (roughly 1/3) is outside AK in the Yukon....not that I have a good suggestion that incorporates this....maybe AK...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What's in a name? Alaska 2010 finalists
December 16, 11:12pm

Re: What's in a name? Alaska 2010 finalists
I like: Alaskan Wilderness Epic (AWE) Alaska Four-Thousand (AK4K) - AK4K has a nice ring to it.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What's in a name? Alaska 2010 finalists
December 16, 10:44pm

The Look
For me it's the opposite. Given the same weight, I prefer to not look like a UL geek on the trail. I think some stuff is cool (ie. cuben packs) but a lot of stuff doesn't draw the kind of a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Weight vs 'The Look'
December 16, 8:49pm

Selling Out
Selling out probably isn't the right term, but what has happened at Golite is a shift in innovation. They may have not totally abandoned lightweight innovation, but they currently seem more foc...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What happened to Golite?
December 16, 8:27pm

Soft bottles
That bite valve looks a lot easier to use than the push/pull caps I have now. That might be worth the extra half ounce. The actual bottle seems to be pretty much the same as their other bottles ...

In GEAR » Platy soft bottles
December 16, 8:00pm

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