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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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What is higher is the pressure between your pad and the ground. When your pad is laid out flat, the weight of you and the pad is dispersed over 1440 square inches (72" x 20"). If you weig...

In GEAR » NeoAir as stool; physics question
May 27, 11:21pm

Trying stuff on
Trying it on would be nice, but I live in Whistler, BC and there no place within a couple hours that has any lightweight gear :(

In GEAR » Jam2 - Good Fit for my Wife?
May 25, 11:59pm

Jam2 - Good Fit for my Wife?
My wife has a fairly heavy 40 liter (2500in3) pack that weighs 3lbs, 12oz. I'd like to replace it before we go on a 7 day trip this summer. I'm currently leaning towards the womens GoLi...

In GEAR » Jam2 - Good Fit for my Wife?
May 25, 11:30pm

Hubba Hubba
OP: Do you realize than the MSR Carbon Reflex 2 is basically just a carbon fiber version of their Hubba Hubba tent which has been around for a long time? The CR2 uses a simpler top pole (doesn'...

In GEAR » New mainstream tents adopting DR features?
May 24, 11:19pm

Butt shot
You know you're hardcore ultralight when tossing on a pair of boxers for a public photo shoot is too heavy :)

In Editor's Roundtable » GoLite Jam2 Backpack REVIEW
May 24, 12:11am

Thanks for all the advice guys...I really appreciate it. The supplied stuff sack is pretty big (probably 50% bigger than I'd need) so I guess I'll stick with that and roll rather than stuff...

In GEAR » Using Compression Sacks for a Tent
May 23, 9:40pm

Re: Re: Using Compression Sacks for a Tent
I am thinking of using a lightweight compression sack like this: http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302701623&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442629343 It&...

In GEAR » Using Compression Sacks for a Tent
May 23, 11:18am

Using Compression Sacks for a Tent
I'm fairly new here and I wanted to get a few peoples thoughts on using compression sacks for minimizing the volume of my tent during a camping trip. I know that it's done because I used...

In GEAR » Using Compression Sacks for a Tent
May 23, 10:42am

Initial Observations
Well I bit the bullet and bought one of these for $355 on eBay. Based on my initial setup in the yard and two 1 night trips, I find the BPL review to be accurate. As BPL recommends, access to...

In Editor's Roundtable » MSR Carbon Reflex 2 Tent Review
May 21, 10:42pm

I have a 50 litre (3000 inch cubed) GoLite Lite-Speed pack (2lbs, 10oz) which I love and it might be a good choice for you. It's heavier than GoLite's frameless packs like the Jam2 (also 50...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Lightweight Convert...
May 13, 11:20am

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