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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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Re: CR123
Yup I got the Revelation :) I gotta plan one more trip this fall to use it...

In GEAR » Steripen
November 10, 11:27pm

Re: aqua
My understanding is that crypto isn't a significant risk in North America. Aquamira creates Chlorine Dioxide, whereas AquaTabs are Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC) which becomes free chlo...

In GEAR » Steripen
November 10, 11:12pm

Coke Syrup
I ended up bringing some Coke syrup home to make some 'Coke'. It took more syrup than I thought to make enough for a Rum & Coke. Probably about 2/3 of an fluid ounce for 1 cup of coke. ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Rum & Coke?
November 10, 11:02pm

I don't do much winter hiking so this is pretty loosely put together, but it seems like most of my additional weight is stuff I wear. In the summer I'm wearing/carrying about 3lbs. In th...

In Gear Lists » Ratio of summer-to-winter weights?
November 10, 10:30pm

I'm a big fan of AquaTabs, but for similar reasons people like Aquamira. AquaTabs are a mere 0.05oz (1.2g) for a strip of 10 pills, which treat 1 liter per pill. You could treat 200L of water w...

In GEAR » Steripen
November 10, 10:20pm

Cuben Sacks
PM sent for the large one.

In Gear Swap » FS: Cuben fiber stuff sacks (Calgary, Canada)
November 10, 8:31pm

It's just nicer to sleep under a quilt. I don't mind bags, but quilts are more like home. They're easier to get out of if you gotta pee in the night, easier to reach an arm out of for a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Quilt vrs. Bag
November 10, 11:56am

Andy rocks.....I'm looking forward to following this one.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Andrew Skurka's "big" Alaska trek
November 10, 10:37am

Re: Re: 2010 Products - Dan Durston
"Okay, make me an offer on my 2009 Revelation" PM Sent :)

In GEAR » MLD Super Prophet
November 10, 10:22am

Re: Re: 2010 Products
"Cuben pants? That sounds like a serious breeding area for fungus in places I don't want." Perhaps...but I think they would be useful as rain pants for trips with only a little rai...

In GEAR » MLD Super Prophet
November 10, 10:16am

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