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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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Working towards UL - My general gear list
Here's my 3 season gear list as it currently exists. I'd like to hear some suggestions on how I can save weight for minimal expense. I've already spent too much money. While my g...

In Gear Lists » My General 3 Season Gear List
July 31, 10:03pm

Footprint
BTW, according to the BPL review the CR2 footprint weighs 179g. This means the fly (501g), footprint (179g) and poles (220g) weighs exactly 900g. Impressively, MSR claims 900g for this setup whi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » MSR Carbon Reflex 2
July 31, 3:19pm

Re: How about this one?
That scale looks good.....although if you are going that big you might want to get one slightly bigger that can weigh your entire pack as you're on the way out the door. Regarding your conce...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » MSR Carbon Reflex 2
July 31, 3:03pm

Scales
Check out the thread I just started in the gear deals section. My scale reads to 2000g (4.4lbs) and it was $3.99 Buy It Now on eBay. I was worried it wouldn't be accurate, but after comparing t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » MSR Carbon Reflex 2
July 31, 12:00pm

Cheap Scales on eBay
I recently bought this scale on eBay and it seems like such a great deal that I figured I'd post about it: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170359091910&ssPageName=ST...

In Gear Deals » Cheap Scales on eBay
July 31, 11:52am

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In GEAR » Conduit too big?
July 31, 11:43am

CR2 vs. Hubba Hubba
It is impressive that MSR managed to drop the weight by about 600g (vs. Hubba Hubba) without compromising very much. Interior space, waterproofing and durability is all pretty much the same. Ba...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » MSR Carbon Reflex 2
July 31, 12:40am

Re: freestanding
@ Ashley: Whoops...you're right I mis-used the term freestanding. I should have said the CR2 'only needs the 4 corners staked to stand.'

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » MSR Carbon Reflex 2
July 30, 11:52pm

Weight
So I finally got my new scale and weighed my CR2. As background, MSR claims: Minimum Weight: 1270g Packaged Weight: 1490g On my scale, I weighed the entire package at 1499g. That breaks d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » MSR Carbon Reflex 2
July 30, 11:49pm

Re: Re: Touching
The single door hasn't been a problem. Sure 2 doors would be nice, but it's not really necessary. When you are getting ready for bed, it's very easy to let the other person past. It'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » MSR Carbon Reflex 2
July 30, 11:23pm

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