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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
CitySan Antonio
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All Forum Posts by Mark Hurd

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Out of pillows for now.
Thanks to everyone that emailed me. The pillows are all spoken for at this time, (now I won't be stuck with 50 pillows #:-) so I can't take anymore requests. When they arrive (hopefully late thi...

In GEAR » The Ultimate UL Pillow?
November 14, 6:03am

pillows P.S.
P.S. please use the word "pillow" in the subject line so my spam filter doesn't throw the message away. Thanks -Mark Dr.lite@mac.com

In GEAR » The Ultimate UL Pillow?
November 13, 4:13pm

Pillows
Ok, Curt, David, Craig, and anyone else that is interested, email me (address below) with the number you want and where to send them. First come, first serve.I will post here when the pillows arriv...

In GEAR » The Ultimate UL Pillow?
November 13, 4:11pm

"Disposable" Pillow
Ok, I'm intrigued, so I just ordered a box of the Flexair pillows as mentioned by David. I'd be glad to "share" (at cost) with anyone that wanted to test them out. They are supposed to be here late...

In GEAR » The Ultimate UL Pillow?
November 13, 12:01pm

A place to sit some more
Thanks Duane, you're right, it's nice to take a dry place to sit with you, especally on the muckier days. When I took the stool the first time, my friends gave me grief about it, but I noticed that...

In Gear Lists » How do you UL ?
October 03, 5:40pm

A place to sit
I used to take a 3 legged Roll-A-Stool by Camp Time. (14.2 oz.) Look, I'm getting old and the knees don't work like they used to. But I did trim some of the aluminum tubing to lighten it up and mad...

In Gear Lists » How do you UL ?
October 02, 9:33pm

Thermal Adhesive might work
Therm-A-Rest makes a Repair Kit that uses a thermal adhesive you heat in hot water prior to applying. I've never used it, but wonder if one might use this adhesive to better seal the edges of a cut...

In Make Your Own Gear » Make Your Own Gear: Shortening a Therm-a-Rest UltraLite Self-Inflating Pad
October 02, 8:24pm

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

TarpTent
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