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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

Are you sure you'll be able to sleep okay on a Ridgerest? A thin hard pad like this isn't for everyone. You might want to try it at home first. When I bring my Ridgerest I normally have a t...

In Gear Lists » Newbie Gear List
July 19, 2:37pm

CR2 vs. Scarp2
As a Carbon Reflex 2 owner, I might be a bit biased but here's how I see the CR2 and Scarp2 stacking up: CR2 advantages: - 6oz lighter - fabric won't burn (unlike SilNylon) - Floor...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs MSR
July 19, 1:26pm

Good to know....I've got a new scale in the mail so I'll definately be checking out the accuracy when I get it. It's just a cheap digital scale from eBay ($4) that goes to 2000g. I'...

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
July 18, 1:20pm

MSR's Carbon Reflex tents (1 or 2 person capacity) have very waterproof (10,000mm) floors which is significantly better than most SilNylon tents I believe (I think they are in the 1000-2000mm r...

In GEAR » new lightweighter looking for good tent
July 17, 6:19pm

New Poles
Supposedly MSR is really good about giving out new poles if you have trouble with yours. I think there's a lifetime warranty on them so we may as well see if this is really a problem before we ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » MSR Carbon Reflex 2
July 17, 4:34pm

Foot pad
Another idea is you could use it under your feet if you use a 3/4 length sleeping pad. Just let a bit of air in so it's the right thickness and you're good to go. Perhaps this is what you m...

In Multiple Use Gear » dry pack uses
July 17, 12:45pm

35L is quite a big dry sack, but you could still maybe use it as a pillow case. I really like drysacks in general for pillow cases because you can roll them to the correct volume to suit whatev...

In Multiple Use Gear » dry pack uses
July 17, 12:40pm

How important is it to have the water temperature bang on? It doesn't seem like the weight would change signficantly if you were 5 or 10 F

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
July 16, 11:33pm

Regarding the rubbing....I want to be clear that I haven't noticed any actual rubbing occurring. I was simply worried that it MIGHT occur and if it did, that MIGHT cause damage. The main pol...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » MSR Carbon Reflex 2
July 16, 9:49pm

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