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Non-Stick Ti
I'm leaning towards the non-stock Ti, and just avoiding foods that are potentially really messy (ie. pancakes). I'm kinda sick of eating pancakes anyways. Would foods like Sidekicks be ...

In GEAR » Non-Stick Ti Pots - Worth the weight?
September 05, 5:54pm

The One
Seems like you're very close to justifying an exciting new piece of gear :) If you go with some 6g Titanium shepards hook stakes (5.8g each) then you'll save another 13g off The One, which ...

In GEAR » Is this a good reason to buy The One?
September 05, 5:30pm

Too Many Stuff Sacks
Here is my re-styled gear list. This gear list now includes the Ti stakes, FeatherFire stove and Montbell U.L. Parka, all of which I have on order. I'm trying to be as realistic as I can...

In Gear Lists » My General 3 Season Gear List
September 04, 6:28pm

Re: 3 Season / 3 Night - Gear List
Your 'Big 4' are pretty heavy. Considering these 4 items compose almost 3/4 of your total base weight, this is where the potential is to shave off a significant amount of weight. 3lbs (4...

In Gear Lists » 3 Season / 3 Night - Gear List
September 04, 5:09pm

Re: Re: Wife
Ryan: "Shouldn't that say: "I carry my wife's gear, therefore SHE goes lite"? Yeah I guess....she definately goes lite and I still try to, so I don't wind up dead. &...

In Gear Deals » GoLite Model Athlete
September 04, 4:29pm

Feb 2010
According to Gear Junkie (link below), the Peak won't be available until Febuary....that's another 6 months :( I'm curious to see more details on it. I wonder how light it can be wit...

In GEAR » 2010 GoLite Peak
September 04, 1:38am

GI 2
I've been using the same pair of Patagonia GI 2 pants for about a year now and they have been great. I've been surprised how durable they are. They've been through a lot of abuse and sh...

In GEAR » Hiking pants
September 04, 1:25am

I like the idea of using rocks in the pot to minimize burning rather than water so you can get a crust on your muffins. I'm going to try this soon, but I am a bit nervous about overheating my p...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » UL Baking
September 04, 12:18am

Hmm.....that is unfortunate. I ordered a Montbell parka from about a week ago and thankfully they had the sense to email me and say that my order had been cancelled because they...

In Gear Deals » MontBell U.L. Down Inner Parka - Know of any deals?
September 04, 12:02am

Nice pic

In Gear Deals » GoLite Model Athlete
September 03, 10:20pm

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