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I'm pretty sure the whole idea for a calender arose from the member comments asking for one in response to the winning photos being announced. See this thread: http://www.backpackinglight.c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking Light 2010 Calendar
December 24, 9:20pm

That makes sense....sounds like you've got this design dialed.

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben / Down Quilt
December 24, 1:04am

I pulled the trigger and bought one. $29 is too good to pass up. Now I gotta buy some line and find a lighter way to carry my lures.

In Fishing » anyone looking for a nice (and very reasonably priced) ul spinning outfit
December 24, 12:09am

Re: Help me cut some weight...
Your 49oz pack stands out as being heavy compared to the rest of your gear. If you want a framed pack, look at the Gossamer Gear Gorilla (23oz) or the ULA Ohm (21oz). Either one will save you over ...

In Gear Lists » My 3 Season Set up
December 24, 12:04am

Do you have a target weight in mind? If you want to avoid condensation, the new double wall SMD Vamp may be a good option if you're okay with carrying 27oz. This new shelter is 16oz for the tar...

In GEAR » which tent to buy?
December 23, 10:56pm

I'm not sure how light your grandfather is wanting to go, but some good options are: Pack - Light framed pack like the GG Gorilla or ULA Ohm Sleeping Bag - WM or Montbell as suggested, or...

In GEAR » Recommended Gear
December 23, 11:27am

Here's me this summer:

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ugly Mugs
December 23, 11:24am

Re: "Cuben / Down Quilt"
"separate the down from from moisture all together by a air valve and faint inflation with a pump sack, not michelin man just the correct loft!" This a neat idea although I'm not s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben / Down Quilt
December 23, 11:07am

I just use a rock under my muffin cup. Grab a nice thick (1-1.5") one that is fairly flat and you're good to go.

In GEAR » Well, it seemed like a good idea...
December 22, 11:38pm

Yeah I said that Goretex uses PU in the part where I explain about GoreTex....tell me more about Montbell though. Are they using just PTFE?

In GEAR » Need Jacket Advice
December 22, 3:26pm

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