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No, but you get the impression (perhaps wrongly?) that if Ron lived in Sweden where these laws are enforceable then the OP would want to be compensated along these lines.

In GEAR » SMD Lunar Solo E misinformation/copyright infringement
February 09, 12:24pm

Re: Re: Why?
"Where did you get that OP's looking for cash payouts?" OP-> "a standard settlement for this kind of action in Sweden would be about USD 550 plus about USD 300 per year of ...

In GEAR » SMD Lunar Solo E misinformation/copyright infringement
February 09, 12:21pm

Re: Why?
"I guess you have little care for respecting authors', musicians' and filmmakers' rights too. Ok." There's a big difference between someone snapping a quick picture wit...

In GEAR » SMD Lunar Solo E misinformation/copyright infringement
February 09, 12:15pm

Thorofare Pants
Hem some Thorofare pants into a pair of shorts and you'd be looking at ~2.5oz :) I've been wanting to take a WFR course. It seems like really valuable learning.

In Gear Lists » Spring/Summer/Fall All-arounder in the southern Appalachians
February 08, 11:48pm

Re: Spring/Summer/Fall All-arounder in the southern Appalachians
1) Isn't the Gossamer Gear Gorilla pack ~23oz rather than 37oz like you have listed? 2) Your clothing could use an overhaul. Look at lighter pants like the BPL Thorofare pants (4oz vs. 14oz...

In Gear Lists » Spring/Summer/Fall All-arounder in the southern Appalachians
February 08, 6:32pm

I got two pillows from Bender. One is the regular 70 denier pillow shown on his website (for my wife) and the other is a lighter 30 denier version of this pillow. The 30 denier pillow weighs just 2...

In GEAR » Anyone use Kooka Bay sleeping pads?
February 08, 4:50pm

From the specification on Zpacks website, just the cuben for the Hexamid weighs 2.65oz, which works out to about 4.5 square yards of cuben. Cuben is sold in rolls that are 1.5 yards wide. At a pric...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Hexamid?
February 07, 12:06am

Here's a pretty cool 16oz 2/3 sleeping bag from the show (2nd item down) that is rated to 15 F:

In GEAR » Is BPL going to the Outdoor Retailer Market?
February 06, 11:05am

I think it's fine to use 5000. 4759 is pretty darn close and I'm sure the actual milage will end up being even closer to 5000.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What's in a name? Alaska 2010 finalists
February 05, 11:42pm

Trekking Poles
I wonder if needing a 31-32" trekking pole for the rear pole will be a problem for many? Users of fixed length poles will be out of luck. GG LT4 poles shorten to 33" which may or may not ...

In GEAR » Joe Valesko of Zpack's new Joe Valesko of Zpack's newZPacks™ "Hexamid" Twin Tent or Tarp
February 05, 11:09pm

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