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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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The Spot is cool but the yearly fee is what makes me not want one. I think it's $99/yr....that's a lot of dough over time when you've already shelled out a lot for the device. Compared ...

In GEAR » New SPOT Satellite Messenger this fall
July 21, 12:34pm

Re: Re: Wow
Both the MSR Carbon Reflex 2 and the Scutum use 20D fabrics, have a 10,000mm floor, single door and minimal interior room. I guess the Vaude does only have one vestibule, but the Carbon Reflex uses...

In Editor's Roundtable » Coming Soon - Backpacking Light Coverage of the Summer 2009 Outdoor Retailer Show (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)
July 21, 12:29pm

Good call
That mattress sounds like a good call to me. Now you just need to play with the level of inflation to find the optimum comfort point for you.

In Gear Lists » Newbie Gear List
July 21, 3:33am

Wow...how is the new Vaude Scutum Ultralight so light? A doublewall, 2 person tent with aluminum poles and a 10,000mm floor for just 37oz??? Unreal....how did they save all that weight.

In Editor's Roundtable » Coming Soon - Backpacking Light Coverage of the Summer 2009 Outdoor Retailer Show (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)
July 21, 3:06am

Vaude Scutum Ultralight
Anyone else see the details on the new Vaude Scutum Ultralight tent just announced at the outdoor retailer show? This tent sounds too good to be true. It's a double wall 2 person tent that h...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs MSR
July 21, 3:00am

Re: Re: Discussion
Chris: "I don't expect to setup a tent in the rain but should you ever need to the design of the Scarp allows the inner tent to stay dry. This is not really true for the Hubba Hubba or the...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs MSR
July 20, 1:47pm

Franco, what is your affiliation with TT?

In GEAR » Tent seam sealing
July 20, 1:50am

John: "I also like that the scarp is free standing. I wonder if I can use my trekking poles to make the MSR freestanding ..." The CR2 is only 'not free standing' in the sense t...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs MSR
July 20, 1:38am

Re: Bonkers
Quote Aaron: "All I know is that I would go bonkers with 29 square feet of interior space with another person = No way." Couple things: - In BPL's review they said: "Funct...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs MSR
July 19, 6:18pm

Hmm...that's cleaver. I have a hard time stomaching a whole tin of sardines without gagging but perhaps the oysters a bit more tasty.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Easy UL Foods from the Grocery Store
July 19, 4:17pm

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