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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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Canon SD780
Canon SD780 IS: - 12.1 MP - HD Video - 3x Optical Zoom - 4.3 oz including battery and card - Amazing auto modes yet good manual controls - Image stabilization - $249

In GEAR » ... So what camera do you carry?
September 30, 2:15pm

Charles, Your comment about not wanted to fuss reminded me of the auto modes on the SD780 I have. The camera is able to detect things like faces, sunsets, landscape shots, indoor shots, macro sh...

In GEAR » What do you look for in a backcountry camera?
September 30, 2:11pm

What I look for....
Like a lot of people, I'm not so into photography that I feel compelled to lug a 50oz DSLR into the backcountry. I think a lot of people are in the same boat as me. We want to buy a camera that...

In GEAR » What do you look for in a backcountry camera?
September 30, 1:04pm

Packit Gourmet
I might try them for some meals on my next trip. I'm going on a 6 day hike in about 3 weeks, but I live in Canada and sometimes stuff takes that long (or longer) to get here, so I don't wan...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Rum & Coke?
September 28, 10:53pm

My 2 Yards
Sounds like good would be neat to get a hold of these 2 yards but I won't be distraught if it doesn't work out. I'll just keep an eye on this thread and paypal someone if ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Combined order for green cuben - Anybody want some?
September 28, 10:51pm

More Info
Here's more info that non BPL members can read:

In GEAR » cuben dry bag?
September 28, 10:47pm

Dry Bag
Granite Gear showed some at the outdoor retailer market this year. They aren't technically cuben, but supposedly it's pretty much the same stuff:

In GEAR » cuben dry bag?
September 28, 10:45pm

I'm not sure which type I had, but I had Nalgene bottles like these and I recently replaced them with some from Coghlins that were quite a bit thinner, and thus lighter. I got a pack at my loca...

In GEAR » Anyone tried these bottles?
September 28, 7:53pm

Is your shipment to Manila going to arrive in less than a week?

In GEAR » The importance of water purification gear
September 28, 7:51pm

Wow PackItCourment has some good looking meals...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Rum & Coke?
September 28, 5:30pm

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