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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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Day Hike
I normally don't bring a stove, but it's not a bad idea. I would bring an alcohol stove rather than a canister because it's quite a bit lighter. With a canister stove, you are carrying ...

In GEAR » Your day hike stove choice?
September 21, 12:32pm

Get a really really awful sleep the first night and then you'll sleep like a baby the 2nd night.....and repeat.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do I get and stay asleep on the trail?
September 20, 10:36pm

A few new changes: - Removed the back panel foam from my Jam pack. By packing clothes & my quilt against my back I can't perceive any loss in comfort without the foam panel, so that'...

In Gear Lists » My General 3 Season Gear List
September 20, 6:01pm

The simmering function of the FeatherFire seems really handy for baking. It would be interesting to see how they cook at full blast. The aluminum tin seems to do a great job reflecting the heat. Th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Baking Muffins - MmmMmmmHmmm!
September 20, 4:48pm

Baking Muffins - MmmMmmmHmmm!
Today I decided to give baking some muffins a try in my kitchen, rather than experiment with something like this in the field. To cook the muffins, I used my FeatherFire alcohol stove (45g), a h...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Baking Muffins - MmmMmmmHmmm!
September 20, 3:52pm

Few Bucks
Sell it to me :)

In GEAR » Cuben Fiber tear
September 20, 2:51pm

Jeff, the medium should be good. I wear a medium Montbell jkt and I'm 5'll, 158lbs.

In Gear Swap » FS: MontBell, GoLite, Icebreaker, TNF
September 20, 2:21pm


In Gear Deals » Caldera UL Compact - Complete Lineup
September 20, 2:10pm

Re: Pack?
"I wonder how many people on that show get caught due to the camera crew tagging along." I've wondered this too. It seems like they must have a dozen camera guys chasing the prey a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mantracker
September 20, 11:12am

Wmns Down MidLayer
I recently ordered Montbell U.L. Down Inner Parka's for my wife but the fit wasn't good. Typical of Montbell, it was too short yet loose in the torso. She wasn't happy with the length o...

In GEAR » Wmns Down MidLayer
September 20, 11:03am

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