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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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Re: "Ultralight Backpacking Ethically (UBE)"
Best post in this thread: "Boy...I guess I have to wade into this, where to start? This is not directed at anyone in particular and I haven't read all the prior threads, I apologize in ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight Backpacking Ethically (UBE)
October 30, 12:25pm

State Parks
I didn't realize we had State Parks here in Canada :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Warning sign in BC
October 30, 11:59am

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In Gear Swap » FS: ULA, GoLite, BD, Osprey
October 30, 11:03am

The story is weird. I hope I don't come across as insensitive, but I see coyotes all the time where I live and it's hard to fathom 2 of them killing a person, even if they were 100% trying ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Canadian folk singer killed by coyotes while on hike
October 29, 10:57pm

Fisher Scientific
Hmm....Fisher Scientific does seem to have the good stuff (pure ethanol) and they are in Canada. I'll contact them about selling to me but I'm skeptical because you need to call them if you...

In GEAR » Alchy fuel question
October 29, 10:50pm

Weights Up
Good to hear from Brian. If the '09 products are indeed unchanged for 2010, I wonder why many packs are up several ounces in weight when you add them to the cart. I wonder if this is a glit...

In GEAR » ULA New owner?
October 29, 6:37pm

I'm 72" and find the regular to be a good size.

In Gear Swap » Neo Air regular New never used, 14 oz
October 29, 1:59pm

Here in Canada, the price for booze is crazy. A 26'er bottle of Bacardi 151 rum goes for $35 thanks to all the taxes. The same size bottle of methanol can be had for $3.50 which makes my decisi...

In GEAR » Alchy fuel question
October 29, 10:32am

Nice interview. It was an interesting read. I'm looking forward to the rest.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cottage manufacturers - interviewed
October 29, 12:36am

The straw looks interesting. It's less than an ounce (24g) and seems to filter everything (including crypto and giardia). Could be the next big thing. I wonder what the price is? It would st...

In GEAR » Some new light water filters with vast claims
October 29, 12:24am

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 five stars because it's quality construct...

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
I'll be the first one to give this jacket 5 stars. 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 t...

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