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They are great, but there are imperfections that can be a real problem. On a recent trip my Delorme InReach SE seemingly wouldn't turn on, despite just being fully charged. For days I could...

In GEAR » Delorme inReach SE satellite communicator
June 11, 12:28pm

Big 4
Sleeping Bag I like quilts in the warmer half of the year because of the ease of venting and egress. I like a quilt that opens right up into a blanket for the summer. I've never used one, but ...

In GEAR » The basic 4 if $$ were not a concern
June 10, 10:02pm

Cowboy Coffee
"Add ground coffee to cold water. Bring to boil. Let boil for one minute. Remove from heat. Let cool two minutes and grounds will settle. Pour in mug. Enjoy." This works (assuming fine...

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 09, 12:22am

I'm not sure what to do about a grinder. I usually just grind enough for the trip shortly before I leave and that seems good enough for up to a week. I recommend going the cowboy coffee rout...

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 07, 9:41pm

Scott Jurek
Neat stuff. This will be fun to watch. This seems to be a good spot to get a quick overview of his progress:

In Chaff » Scott Jurek attempting the supported AT record
June 06, 10:11am

Tanner: I think hiking the PCT last summer helped my connective tissues. After 2012 I was sore for weeks. Greg: Great job on the trip report. I super enjoyed it.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
June 05, 7:15pm

BMWO - Dan's Trip Report
Alright I finally finished writing this great trip up: BMWO 2015 - Thalwegs and Insomnia

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
June 01, 2:38pm

Awesome Derek. Your photos are in another league. Thanks for sharing.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
June 01, 8:19am

I noticed this photo (by Dave C) in his Bob packrafting BPL article this week: It stood out to me because it's the spot where I flipped on the SF Flathead in 2013. It was neat to see thi...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
May 30, 11:23am

BMWO Tanner
Tanner: I just finished reading your report. Thanks for writing this up. You'll look back on it in a few years and love having such a high quality trip report. Wow you saw a lot of bears/wi...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
May 30, 11:19am

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