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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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Shelter
You've listed two good shelters. Another neat option is the SMD Vamp. With the 'tarp' (16oz) and 'nettent' (11oz) you effectively have a double wall tent for 27oz. Add stakes (~...

In GEAR » New shelter
January 18, 7:23pm

Positive
If it wasn't for the portly packs, I don't think people would be viewing the 2010 line so negatively. Here are some positive things I've noticed about their 2010 line: 1) The new Roa...

In GEAR » Golite has Officially Lost Their Mind
January 18, 5:53pm

Rod
Mine arrived today. Mike's weights were right on. I recorded 154g for the reel (5.44oz) and 88g (3.11oz) for the rod for a total of 242g (8.55oz). The included carry bag weighs a laughable 5...

In Fishing » anyone looking for a nice (and very reasonably priced) ul spinning outfit
January 18, 5:28pm

Essence
I received my Marmot Essence in the mail today so I wanted to add a few comments to expand upon my earlier posts. 1) Mine weighs 185g (6.53oz) in Men's medium. 2) The underarm vents don&#...

In GEAR » Current Favorite Very Lightweight Rain Jackets?
January 18, 5:02pm

Cuben
Cuben is great. Unless you are bushwacking then a poncho tarp is a perfect application for 0.6oz cuben.

In GEAR » Golite Poncho Tarp VS. Integral Designs Sil Poncho
January 18, 4:56pm

Pinnacle
I think the weight listed for the 2010 Pinnacle is actually the 2009 weight. So they forgot to update it which is why the Jam appears heavier. How about that new poncho tarp? Using 15D silnylon ...

In GEAR » Golite has Officially Lost Their Mind
January 18, 10:57am

Poncho
GoLite must have updated their poncho tarp....probably to use 30D silnylon instead of 70D silnylon I'd guess. I have a GoLite poncho tarp from a year or two back which weighs ~11 oz or so, and ...

In GEAR » Golite Poncho Tarp VS. Integral Designs Sil Poncho
January 18, 12:07am

Cordlocks
I like using the really small cord locks in combination with 1/16 spectra cord. I picked up 300 ft of spectra on eBay for ~$15 and then I grabbed by 'micro' cordlocks from Ultralight Advent...

In GEAR » Original MLD Linelocs vs. MLD Mini Linelocs?
January 17, 10:07am

Ski Bum
I'm a ski bum & I work @ a bar in Whistler

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Who is your daddy and what does he do?
January 14, 11:11am

Re: Re: Jkt
"Does the Esssence actually give you pit zips, or just a flap-covered pit opening?" I bought an Essence online (which is in the mail) based on my understanding that it had pit zips, but ...

In GEAR » Current Favorite Very Lightweight Rain Jackets?
January 14, 11:08am

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