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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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All Forum Posts by Mark Hurd

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Re: Alcohol stove + pot question
The MSR Titan Kettle is 4.5 inches in diameter. It is a great little pot, but a little too small. I would look at the Evernew pots. Available at various places. TrailDesigns sells them through Ant...

In GEAR » Alcohol stove + pot question
April 15, 7:06pm

Re: Re: Tarps on the Web
Peter, I think you are going to like it. Brian does top notch work. - Mark

In GEAR » OES(Brian) - Contact for payment?
April 15, 6:57pm

Tarps on the Web
I guess I lucked out. I have two of his tarps ordered almost a year apart and got them both times in a timely manner. That said, hey, he is a college student and it is the end of the semester in a ...

In GEAR » OES(Brian) - Contact for payment?
April 15, 5:29pm

Alternate attachment
The end channel type of attachment is nice and allows for easy deployment as a narrow (54 inch) tarp. Nice! Of course another method requiring no sewing, no glue, no tape- is to tie a knot in each ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Fiber Hammock
April 12, 8:21pm

Minibull Designs SP 600 lids.
I noticed Tinny is making them also. $12, 15gm with a little wooden knob. Somewhere on his site he even has a video of him making them. He also makes a nice lid for beer can pots. http://minibul...

In GEAR » Fourdog stove pot lids
April 12, 8:06pm

Re: Re: Monoculars
I use the one Matthew uses. Works great. 8 x 10 magnification. Optics are clean and clear and it actually weights 23 grams on my scale ( about 0.8 oz). I don't think you can find anything light...

In GEAR » Monoculars
April 12, 7:47pm

Really Tiny Zip Locks
While not exactly what you are looking for, if you are in need of some really tiny zip lock bags (about 2 x 3 inches) you can find them at your local pharmacy. Used for pills and medication. usuall...

In GEAR » Zip lock bags
April 11, 7:07pm

Re: Hammocks 2010
Optimum distance is probably about 13-16 feet. It actually depends more on the size of the tarp since you want the hammock to be well under it at the ends. No such thing as too much :-) ok mayb...

In GEAR » Hammocks 2010
March 30, 7:01pm

Re: Don't go to the doctor...
Gary, You may be surprised, but as a doctor, I agree with you (well in the general spirit of what you said anyway;-) Lots of folks come to the doctor for pretty minor problems. "I have a cold...

In GEAR » Plantar Warts
March 17, 8:27pm

Re: Re: Plantar Warts
The wart viruses live in the the very margins of our bodies. The immune system doesn't seem to mount much of a response. I tell my patients it's kind of like rats in the attic. You kind of ...

In GEAR » Plantar Warts
March 17, 6:13pm

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