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Mark Hurd (markhurd) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale South Texas
About Me Backpacker, climber, cyclist, sometime kayaker, aerospace engineer, entomologist, physician, DIY gear maker, gadget junky, hammock aficionado and former daguerreotypist.---- "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."-Theodore Roosevelt
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Caldera Cone for a trapper mug 475ml
A poster at Hammock Forums that goes by MedicineMan recently posted the following: "...The mug I chose is the MLD 475 which is smaller than even the Snow Peak 450 (or I should say lighter s...

In GEAR » alcohol stove
September 05, 7:49pm

Lunar Solo- E has been sold
Payment received. Tent will be mailed out tomorrow. Thanks All.

In Gear Swap » FS-Lunar Solo-E
September 05, 5:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: alcohol stove
>Do you have a set up option that fits inside a Firelite 550 or Snowpeak 600? If so, then you may have finally won me over. :)< Ben, Although I am not a fan of Esbit, if you want to go so...

In GEAR » alcohol stove
September 05, 4:04pm

FS-Lunar Solo-E-SOLD!
Green Lunar Solo Enhanced Tent by SixMoonsDesigns : $134 + shipping (continental US. only) PayPal preferred. Regular floor 24.20 oz in stuff sack. Solo single wall tent with bathtub floor a...

In Gear Swap » FS-Lunar Solo-E
September 05, 3:39pm

Marmot Essence
I'm a fan of the Marmot Essence. Very breathable and waterproof, Approaching eVENT if you believe the specs and less than 7 oz. Nice piece of kit. Worth a look. -Mark

In GEAR » Best Sub-10 oz rain jacket
July 22, 5:37pm

Re: Baby steps
>Yup. I've been reading a lot here, and my base weight for Yosemite will be over 20 lbs. Much of the problem is cost (I'm just not in a position to replace expensive gear). The other is ...

In GEAR » Backpacking Light @ REI = LOL
June 16, 8:12pm

Yosemite 1970
Other than some "hike down the road to the campground" scout trips, this was my first "real" backpacking trip. June of 1970, Yosemite NP. We had no idea what we were doing. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your EARLIEST Digitized Backpacking Photo
June 02, 6:21pm

Corrugated Cardboard Stake Holder
Corrugated cardboard- cut a piece from a box a little longer than your stakes and slip them down each of the little holes made by the corrugations. Pack flat or roll up. Great to protect gear from...

In GEAR » Packing Tent Stakes.
May 05, 9:10pm

Re: Ridiculous Fast Customer Service
I don't think they sleep :-), Right, Rand? - Mark

In GEAR » Need new cone for Keg-F some what urgent
May 04, 6:47pm

Ditto on what Kathy said above. Same story different face. And Poles!!!! I can't believe I didn't use poles before. Would have saved me so many knee and ankle problems over the years. But n...

In Editor's Roundtable » Everything Weighs Something
May 04, 6:41pm

All Reader Reviews by Mark Hurd

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Packa eVent
I got an eVent Packa when they first came out and have used it quite a bit over the last couple years. The jacket weighs 16 oz, but it is also a pack cover, so if you subtract 1.5 oz for that you ...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 16, 4:52pm

Warbonnet BlackBird
Like the other reviewers, I am really pleased with this piece of gear. Brandon makes each hammock himself. He offers two weights of fabric and single and double bottom models. The roominess of th...

In Shelters - Hammocks & Accessories
January 22, 6:31pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
I am reviewing the Caldera Keg, but much of this also applies to the Caldera Cone for the 1.3L Evernew pot which I also own. Easy To Set Up- unroll the cone and slip the dovetails together then ins...

In Stoves - Alcohol
November 06, 5:10pm

My first tent under 7 lbs. was the Cloudburst 2. Well, no, actually it was a Squall 2 which I got and loved, but my wife, Nancy, thought it might be a little, too snug. So I got the Cloudburst 2. Well...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 16, 7:18pm

Six Moon Designs
I purchase both the Gatewood Cape and the Essence '07 pack from this company. Very responsive, quick shipping, and well made products. I have not had a problem with either item. Concerning durabil...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 28, 8:27pm

Six Moon Designs Essence '07
Review of the Six Moon Designs Essences ’07 pack I have entered this as a new review as I believe the redesigned pack is significantly different from the previous version and therefore deserves its...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 27, 6:37pm