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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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Looks really nice. 26oz combined is a nice weight and once this is available in cuben it will be even lighter. Probably ~20oz. I'm anxious to see the pictures and details on SMD's 2 pers...

In GEAR » Mmm....New Tent Smell
December 03, 3:01pm

Golite doesn't seem to have very much UL gear left. The Ultra 20 is perhaps one of their few standout products.

In Gear Deals » 40% off Golite
December 02, 12:33am

Did you really need to start this thread again for the third time? How about reading your first thread and the responses to it and keeping this discussion there?

In GEAR » alcohol stove input needed
December 01, 4:09am

I'm surprised we haven't seen more typical tent designs being tried with cuben. I realize most cuben fans are also SUL freaks, but I still think that a good 'ol single wall tarptent sty...

In GEAR » GVP Practical Backpacing Podcast - 11 oz. Cuben Tent
November 30, 4:25pm

Wednesday is still an awful long way off. I can't stand it. Post up that blog info now please :)

In GEAR » GVP Practical Backpacing Podcast - 11 oz. Cuben Tent
November 30, 12:13am

Yup....very proud owner.

In Gear Swap » Golite Reed Pants
November 29, 11:40pm

Packafeather XL
I think this stove would work well. I have the Packafeather FeatherFire and I really like the simmering function and quality construction, but I find it a bit unstable and prone to collapsing as th...

In GEAR » alcohol stove input needed
November 29, 9:50pm

The lack of a fly zipper is actually a good thing IMO. I've got a few pairs of rainpants that leak through the fly zipper if you are sitting down and rain is pooling on your lap. It amazes me t...

In Gear Swap » Golite Reed Pants
November 29, 7:07pm

Liner vs. Sacks
A liner is a lighter way to keep your gear dry, but I prefer sacks but they also keep your gear organized and your sleeping bag compressed. Even better than these two options is a waterproof pac...

In GEAR » Plastic Liner vs. Stuff Sacks
November 29, 11:29am

I'm not sure if a wmn's large would be tall enough for me, or not. I'm 5'11" and 165lbs. Do you think these would fit? Have you tried them on? What size are you? These pants...

In Gear Swap » Golite Reed Pants
November 29, 10:08am

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