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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Forum Member

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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

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

There are some cheap options on eBay like sets of 6 for $16 ish with shipping around $6. Check em out:

In Gear Swap » WTB
March 15, 7:26pm

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:

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

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

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...

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

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

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