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I'd be nervous about using those 2g stakes for the ridgeline in anything but perfect soil.

In GEAR » Zpack Hexamid
March 20, 5:42pm

No it wasn't a hiking forum. Here's the thread:

In Gear Swap » Quit asking buyers to Pay the PayPal fees
March 19, 8:47pm

Refuge X
I now own a Refuge X and I've got a few chances to use it so I have some comments to share. 1) I made a 1.3oz silnylon footprint for this tent which weighs 6oz total. I designed the footprin...

In Editor's Roundtable » Six Moon Designs Refuge/Refuge X Tent Review
March 19, 8:22pm

On another forum I'm on, someone scammed several members by posting a bunch of items for sale and asking for payment via personal gift. The people who paid for the items contacted paypal but th...

In Gear Swap » Quit asking buyers to Pay the PayPal fees
March 19, 7:50pm

If you're looking for more space, the Scarp 2 is a great way to go. It's a bit of hassle and hard to explain here, but you can basically set up the CR2 with the fly going up first and th...

In GEAR » Hubba Hubba HP vs Carbon Reflex 2
March 19, 1:13am

The Fly Creek UL2 looks like a nice tent. The only concern I have is that the heavily sloped sides mean you hit the mesh when you sit up, and your sleeping bag will unavoidably be hitting the mesh ...

In GEAR » Hubba Hubba HP vs Carbon Reflex 2
March 19, 12:19am

Ultra 20
As mentioned, the 2009 GoLite Ultra 20 is a great choice. It's 19oz and it should be plenty warm enough for your needs. It's also generously wide so it's not hard to wrap it around your...

In GEAR » Help me get started with Quilts
March 18, 11:59pm

HP vs. CR2
I owed a CR2 and it was my primary tent last year. The carbon fiber poles of the CR2 seem great. I wouldn't be worried about these breaking unless you're using in extreme winter conditions....

In GEAR » Hubba Hubba HP vs Carbon Reflex 2
March 18, 11:44pm

The Hubba Hubba HP is lighter than the regular Hubba Hubba but I don't think it's because of the inner fabric as you would initially think. The HP uses a lighter nylon for the fly (20D vs. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » UL Inner Tent Fabric
March 18, 11:14pm

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

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