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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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Adrenaline
The Adrenaline 40 did not make the cut because they only looked at bags rated to at least 32F. The Adrenaline 20 at 35oz was way over their 26oz limit. Even if GoLite made a 30F verions it likely w...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Three-Season Down Mummy-Style Sleeping Bags: State of the Market Report 2010
March 14, 11:01pm

Re: Ultralight Three-Season Down Mummy-Style Sleeping Bags: State of the Market Report 2010: No Caribou
"I bought a WM Caribou because it’s lightweight – weighing only 1.4 ounces, with 10 ounces of downfill..." Western Mountaineering is really working miracles these days. Tough to co...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Three-Season Down Mummy-Style Sleeping Bags: State of the Market Report 2010
March 14, 3:43pm

More Jam2 mods...
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=22705

In Make Your Own Gear » Golite jam2 mods
March 14, 3:31pm

Cuben
That's awesome you've got cuben versions planned for all three packs. Regarding color, I don't like this bright lime green at all. White is fine but some other colors are nic...

In Gear Swap » WTB MLD Revelation Pack
March 13, 7:35pm

Burn
If I recall correctly, a cuben version of the Burn is planned. That will likely be what Ron offers instead of a 2010 Revelation. I would like to see him offer both though because Burn is kinda smal...

In Gear Swap » WTB MLD Revelation Pack
March 13, 4:24pm

Revelation
Good luck....these packs are tough to come by. I had to watch this forum and pester people for about a month to get one a few months ago. Amazing pack though....hopefully you can find one or maybe ...

In Gear Swap » WTB MLD Revelation Pack
March 12, 10:45pm

Revelation
It's an '09 Revelation. It weighs 9.75oz including two shoulder strap pockets (1.5oz), all the bungie cordage (1oz), sternum strap (0.5oz) and my MYOG pad sleeve (0.5oz). This pack rocks......

In GEAR » Thermarest Lite Seat= Awesome
March 12, 5:02pm

Re: Cuben Tents
Of the trekking pole tent designs which one do you like the best? Would you like to see the tent be made as a one or two person? Who currently is building the worlds lightest 1.5/2 person usa...

In GEAR » Solo Cuben Fiber Tarp
March 12, 4:56pm

CCF
Nice multi-use thinking! I've done something similar using CCF. I use two pieces of 1/2" CCF pad that are hinged together to form a 1" thick seat. This pad also works great as backpan...

In GEAR » Thermarest Lite Seat= Awesome
March 12, 4:39pm

ORWM
No they decided to pass on it due to being busy with moving their warehouse etc at the same time. There was a couple threads on here covering new products that you should be able to find. There was...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2010
March 12, 12:17am

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