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I really dig the GoLite LiteSpeed pack. It's intended for adventure racing. It's really quick to open because it has a zip instead of a roll top. You can access stuff deep down in your bag ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Adventure Racing Pack
July 26, 11:46pm

Contacts vs. Glasses
I wear contacts about 95% of the time but I've pretty much given up on them for backpacking. I just use my glasses and don't bring the case. I hang them from a loop in the tent at night. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Contact Lens Solutions
July 26, 11:45pm

6-7 day hike in BC that allows dogs??
My wife and I want to do a longer hike in late October but I'm having a hard time finding a good trail in the area. We live in Whistler, BC. My wife really wants to bring our dog (and I gues...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 6-7 day hike in BC that allows dogs??
July 26, 11:40pm

I realize it's meant to be used as part of the larger kit, but what does stuff like AquaMira do that this doesn't? What is in the water? Viruses, bacteria and cysts? And this only kills vir...

In GEAR » MSR SweetWater Drops
July 26, 5:52pm

Another idea is that instead of stuffing your drysack with clothes and rolling it to the ideal volume, you could just use air to make an air pillow. I tried this with two of my dry sacks. One of th...

In Multiple Use Gear » dry pack uses
July 26, 4:22pm

Good point about doing the reverse....it would be harder to setup like this than to tear down. I think I could still do it (it should be a bit easier with the CR2) but in downpour conditions it mig...

In GEAR » MSR Hubba Hubba HP Info Please
July 26, 4:13pm

Re: Re: Re: msr Hubba Hubba HP Info Please
Michael, a lot of what you said applies to the Hubba Hubba and Hubba Hubba HP (which I guess is the point of this thread) but the CR2 uses a simpler pole structure where the poles do not extend to ...

In GEAR » MSR Hubba Hubba HP Info Please
July 26, 3:18pm

MSR SweetWater Drops
What's the deal with MSR's SweetWater 'purifier solution'? It seems to be a chlorine solution that doesn't taste bad and makes your water safe....kinda like AquaMira but without...

In GEAR » MSR SweetWater Drops
July 26, 2:19pm

Re: msr Hubba Hubba HP Info Please
David: "Note that if it is raining and you have to pack your double wall tent away, then both your fly and the inner will be wet (the inner arguably more so)....just like a single wall." ...

In GEAR » MSR Hubba Hubba HP Info Please
July 26, 2:06pm

I've had a Miox for over 2 years now and I've generally been happy with it. The battery life is excellent. As long as my batteries are relatively new, I have no worries about going on a...

In Editor's Roundtable » MSR MIOX Purifier REVIEW
July 26, 12:33pm

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