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I like my Canon SD780 IS. It weighs about 4 oz for the body and 5oz total with a battery, card and a homemade bubble wrap case. It's small, shoots HD video, 12 megapixels, has image stabilizati...

In GEAR » Ultralight camera
November 12, 7:35pm

Comments: PACKING: - Replace the Nimbus Ozone (48oz) with Zpacks Blast 26 (4oz) with the optional hipbelt (1.3oz) and save 42.7oz - Seam seal the cuben Blast 26 pack and ditch the pack liner...

In GEAR » Looking for help breaking the 5lb barrier
November 12, 5:30pm

Consider the ULA Ohm and Gossamer Gear Gorilla. Both packs have light frames and are under 1.5 lbs.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New pack or not?
November 12, 10:13am

Thx. That makes sense. I'll give Micropur and/or Klear Water a try soon.

In GEAR » Steripen
November 12, 10:00am

I found the North Face Triumph Anorak (5.4oz) on sale for $107 (from $180) here: ...

In GEAR » lightest waterproof shell
November 12, 12:27am

Klearwater vs. Aquamira
Why does anyone use Aquamira over Klearwater? As far as I can tell, the only difference is that Klearwater can be dripped into the water right away, whereas Aquamira requires you to mix two differe...

In GEAR » Steripen
November 12, 12:21am

My speculation is that you will have a small advantage in a tent because it's large and unfamiliar to a bear, so they may leave this 'large unknown object' alone. In a tarp/bivy the bea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bears -n- Bivys
November 11, 11:58pm

Jam vs. Conduit
Trevor pretty much has it nailed for you. The Jam and Conduit are both similarly sized, DyneemaX packs. The 2009 Jam is 26oz vs. 17oz for the 2009 Conduit. For the extra 9oz, the Jam gives you: ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Lightweight Pack
November 11, 11:43pm

Current Favs
Gear that is currently rocking my world (although not all of this I've actually tested yet): 1) NeoAir Small - A good nights sleep for 9oz! 2) MLD Revelation - Never again will I switch pac...

In GEAR » You Tell Me...What is the Best Gear Ever???
November 11, 9:16pm

Micropur MP1 treatment tabs
The Micropur MP1 treatment tabs do seem like a nice way to go. Seems like pretty much the same deal as AquaTabs (ie. price, weight, hassle) but they have the added bonus of killing crypto.

In GEAR » Steripen
November 11, 3:32pm

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