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Thanks for the heads can you confirm it's the new style? Does it have cinch cords for the hood and waist hem? BTW, the hood cinch is pretty darn hard to use.

In Gear Deals » Montbell UL Down Inner Parka 124.95
September 22, 4:30pm

Do you think my Ti pot would warp doing what I did? I used a HAA pot for this and it didn't seem to be that hot or get warped because the stove was on pretty low. Is there some way of adding...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Baking Muffins - MmmMmmmHmmm!
September 22, 1:08pm

Camera Crew
I bet the camera crews are a bunch of wusses that make you stop :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mantracker
September 22, 1:01pm

Thorofare Pants
PM sent on the pants.

In Gear Swap » WTB: BPL Thorofare Pants (Med), Cuben Stuff Sacks, Wool Gloves
September 22, 12:27pm

It probably could....if you used a traditional alcohol stove on full blast then it seems like there's a real chance it could. Kinda depends on your pot too. I'm not sure which metals warp m...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Baking Muffins - MmmMmmmHmmm!
September 22, 1:55am

Oh yeah.....size medium gloves. Something light (ie. 2oz) is ideal. My pot holder is 1.6oz and I'd like to replace that with wool gloves to add the multi-purpose functionality of gloves, withou...

In Gear Swap » WTB: BPL Thorofare Pants (Med), Cuben Stuff Sacks, Wool Gloves
September 22, 1:26am

Not that my 2 yards are all that significant, but the heavier stuff sounds like the way to go after reading that post by Ron at MLD. "Tearable by hand' sounds a little scary for the lighte...

In Make Your Own Gear » Combined order for green cuben - Anybody want some?
September 22, 1:23am

Re: Thanks!
"Are those closed cell torso length pads actually comfortable?" Comfortable? I would say no but you can probably get used to using them if you are tired enough or just get used to it...k...

In Gear Lists » General 3-Season
September 22, 1:01am

It's a lot of weight saved, but no it's probably not going to significantly affect your hike one way or the other because your overall load is going to be quite light either way. If you'...

In GEAR » Your day hike stove choice?
September 22, 12:25am

Re: baking muffins
what's the purpose of the rock inside the pan? The bottom of pot can get extremely hot (since it contacts the flame directly) so it would probably burn the bottom of the muffins if you set the...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Baking Muffins - MmmMmmmHmmm!
September 21, 10:34pm

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