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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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Re: Golite and Osprey
"if golite ever makes a cross between the Jam and Ion I will be first to order one." Like the new GoLite Peak?

In GEAR » advice on woman's UL packs
September 18, 4:49pm

Golite Gear
I've ordered a medium womens GoLite Jam for my wife....should be here in a week or two. I'll update then. John, have you had bad experiences with GoLite? I've used GoLite quite a bit...

In GEAR » advice on woman's UL packs
September 18, 4:14pm

I'm a bit does one 'unit' get the buyer a piece of cuben that is 54" wide and one yard (36") in length? Or does it get you one square yard of cuben, which would...

In Make Your Own Gear » Combined order for green cuben - Anybody want some?
September 18, 4:02pm

You're making me want to buy another cookset for my solo trips. My current cookset is aimed at being able to cook more traditional foods with the FeatherFire alcohol stove (which can simmer) a...

In Gear Lists » My General 3 Season Gear List
September 18, 12:41pm

Sounds like an interesting project. Post up some pics when you are done. I can't help you with the mesh unfortunately.

In GEAR » Golite Mesh?
September 18, 12:17pm

I'm with Todd. My MontBell U.L. Down Inner Parka is hooded, warmer than any fleece, windproof and it weighs 8.5oz. It does cost $160 but you can find them on sale. Montbell's synthetic jack...

In GEAR » Perfect Fleece???
September 18, 12:14pm

Re: re: Drik Ducks
Regarding the DriDucks, ultimately I would like to get a more durable set of raingear like the Zealot, Virga or Marmot's Mica jacket (6.5oz) and maybe some GoLite reed pants but financially I c...

In Gear Lists » My General 3 Season Gear List
September 18, 12:00pm

Re: My General 3 Season Gear List
"Get some of these wool glove from moab sports." Those do look great. I imagine that any wool gloves will work for handling pots right? I'd like to find some locally because shipping...

In Gear Lists » My General 3 Season Gear List
September 18, 11:51am

Changes - DriDucks!
I can't believe no one enlightened me to the wonders of DriDucks yet. I came across them recently and bought a set on eBay for $11. They arrived today and they are awesome! 4.1oz for the pants ...

In Gear Lists » My General 3 Season Gear List
September 17, 3:35pm

Re: pack rod/small reel
"both Daiwa and Quantum (others as well) sell pretty nice (multi-piece ul graphite rods combined w/ mutli ball bearing ul reels) kits for under $50 US" Wow...this sounds really temptin...

In Gear Lists » Fishing bare essentials?
September 17, 11:00am

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