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I would use 1.1oz silnylon which actually weighs about 1.4oz/yrd.

In Make Your Own Gear » What material for bathtub tent floor
February 02, 12:07am


In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite Poncho Tarp - Andrew Skurka
February 01, 6:31pm

Nope. Here's the thread where Andy sold it to me (although this thread doesn't prove I bought it since I didn't even post in this thread). I'm selling it because I ended up going an...

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite Poncho Tarp - Andrew Skurka
January 31, 6:00pm

FS: GoLite Poncho Tarp - Andrew Skurka
I'm selling a used GoLite poncho tarp that I got from Andrew Skurka a couple months ago. I've used it one night and Andrew used it a bit. There is no damage or signs of wear that I can see....

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite Poncho Tarp - Andrew Skurka
January 31, 3:51pm

Isn't Mountain Hardwear owned by Columbia now? Arc'teryx seems to be all the fashion craze where I'm at. I wouldn't be surprised to see Arcteryx go downhill pretty fast now that ...

In GEAR » The North Face sucks
January 31, 12:52am

Re: Golite Jam vs MLD Prophet
One difference is that the Jam has an internal pad sleeve and pad which gives the Jam a bit of structure. The Jam also has larger hipbelt wings and thicker waist strap webbing. SMD and GG have s...

In GEAR » Golite Jam vs MLD Prophet
January 31, 12:41am

It sounds like these would be heavier than lithium, which is way lighter than NiMH & Alkaline.

In GEAR » NiZn rechargeable batteries for headlamps and digi cameras?
January 30, 11:01am

Super Mica
Nice to see the reinforced areas for a pack on the Super Mica. Here's a link: This is supposedly the 2010 Mica, but there i...

In GEAR » Help Me Find My Next Rain Jacket
January 29, 10:19pm

In Stock
They seem to be in stock. I ordered some yesterday and I got a notice that they shipped out today. I just visited the website and it says both sizes are in stock.

In GEAR » LT4s
January 29, 9:55pm

Weight Saver
I can see the iPad being a weight saver if you currently carry a lot of books. If the total weight of your books, GPS, notebook, pen etc is equal or greater than 1.5 lbs then the iPad would make se...

In GEAR » The iPad Thread
January 27, 8:59pm

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