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Shake 'n Bake
Last night I did a little test at home on a Rainbow Trout. I filleted it with my 1.88" blade Buck Hartsook knife and then used Lemon Pepper Shake 'n Bake and a Beer Batter to see which I p...

In GEAR » Frying Fish??
March 25, 12:06am


In Gear Lists » Gear List Categories
March 24, 11:57pm

I'm gonna try on some Vibram FiveFingers tomorrow. After browing all 749 new items in their spring catalogue, here's some gear that may be of interest: These might be nice hiking socks. ...

March 24, 11:13pm

Wow. 2.3oz for a hooded windshirt is awesome. I wonder if the 7D nylon could hold up to wearing a pack.

In GEAR » New 2010 Montbell Catalogue
March 23, 11:49am

WTB: GoLite DriMove Silk Baselayers
I'm looking for size medium or large GoLite DriMove Silk baselayers. PM me if you have some to sell.

In Gear Swap » WTB: GoLite DriMove Silk Baselayers
March 23, 3:00am

Sleeping Bag
Don't cut things too tight on the sleeping bag warmth for her. I bought a bag for my wife last summer and I was trying to talk her into a 25F rated bag because we never expect to camp below fre...

In GEAR » Advice on some gear for my wife
March 23, 2:57am

I'm 5'11" and I use a NeoAir Small in combination with a 1/2" thick CCF pad (1.6oz) under my feet. I'm a side sleeper and I like my NeoAir quite soft so that my hip is just ba...

In GEAR » Small vs regular Neo Air
March 22, 12:11pm

Thanks for the info on dog spray. Do you know what size bear spray comes in? So far I've seen 16oz and 9oz sizes. Are these pretty much the two sizes out there or is there a smaller option?

In GEAR » Does bear spray work with black bears and what brand?
March 21, 9:42pm

Re: BA, TT and hilleberg tents
I've read a lot of negative reviews/posts (width, pole strength, $$$, vestibule access, etc) I think the width of the CR2 has received an usual amount of criticism not because it's unusa...

In GEAR » BA, TT and Hilleberg tents
March 21, 8:46pm

Dog Spray
I'm thinking of picking up some pepper spray for upcoming trip in grizzly territory to make my wife (who is coming) feel better. Lugging an extra pound is hard to accept though. What do you guy...

In GEAR » Does bear spray work with black bears and what brand?
March 21, 8:10pm

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