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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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Socks
Thanks for the sock info. I'm going to try a pair of these on next time I'm near a shop that sells them.

In GEAR » Vibram Five Fingers??
March 18, 12:47am

Socks
Do you wear socks in these while hiking? Or do they work okay barefoot inside? It seems like you might get some chaffing without socks. I'm interested in giving the KSO's or Bikila's a ...

In GEAR » Vibram Five Fingers??
March 17, 11:21pm

Gearlist
2 NeoAir's sounds like a pretty thin gear list. Maybe the boxes could be used to fabricate some sort of a shelter.

In Gear Lists » FS: 2 NeoAir Regular - NEW In Box
March 17, 7:57pm

Boiling/Poaching
Cary, how long do you boil the fish for?

In GEAR » Frying Fish??
March 16, 6:15pm

Poaching
I haven't tried this, but supposedly you can cut fish into small stirfry sized pieces and then boil it for 5 minutes or so to poach the fish. Then drain the water and season. One good way to ea...

In GEAR » Frying Fish??
March 15, 11:51pm

Shipping
I never by stuff if the sellers insists on using a courier (UPS/FedEx/DHL etc) on anything coming into my country (Canada) because of the outrageous fees. All goods coming in to Canada are subject ...

In GEAR » PHD problems
March 15, 11:47pm

eBay
There are some cheap options on eBay like sets of 6 for $16 ish with shipping around $6. Check em out: http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=%28ti%2C+titanium%29+sta...

In Gear Swap » WTB
March 15, 7:26pm

ORSM
August 3-6th is the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market...only 5 months to go.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2010
March 14, 11:12pm

Cuben Solo Pro
Here's a bit more chat on this: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=30204

In GEAR » MLD Solo Tarp
March 14, 11:08pm

Broadway
You could browse around on Broadway street near MEC. There is a ton of outdoors shops on this block so somebody might have what you're looking for. Valhalla Pure has Montbell stuff. MEC has WM ...

In GEAR » Stores in Vancouver, Canada that sell lightweight equipment?
March 14, 11:07pm

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