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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: Re: Re: Re: Re: Douglas
James, Doesn't a water proof hammock get kind of sweaty in the summer? That is the main issue I would have with it. Now a hammock made with eVENT.... - Mark

In GEAR » Using A Hammock As A Tarp
March 10, 8:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Emergency book
Anna, - sorry- didn't see your post. Isaac - yeah, I figured you didn't care about the size as much, but I was thinking that the book - Wilderness And Travel Medicine- may have been the ...

In GEAR » Emergency book
March 10, 7:55pm

Re: Emergency book
Isaac, I think your original question was about a book. I admit I haven't read this whole thread, but I scanned it and didn't see an answer to your question. This is the book I use and i...

In GEAR » Emergency book
March 09, 8:26pm

Re: Re: Hammock Tarp
>I would guess if you're carrying a hammock, you're already carrying a tarp 99% of the time.< Yep! So the hammock only serves a bug net really. You could make do without it. -Mark

In GEAR » Using A Hammock As A Tarp
March 09, 8:04pm

Re: Douglas
Here is a hammock pitched as a tent/bivy I don't have a ground cloth in this photo, but if I were really going to use it on the ground I would have one. With the tarp pulled back. ...

In GEAR » Using A Hammock As A Tarp
March 09, 7:53pm

Keg Comparison results and Info
Rand and Greg, Thank you! A great synopsis of the design and trade offs, followed by some real world data. I realize the sample was small, but this was just the kind of info I was looking for. T...

In GEAR » Caldera Keg GVP?
March 08, 7:07pm

Re: How much water can you boil relatively efficiently with the H keg setup
I would be interested in the boil time/efficiency of the H-can system, too I've been using the F version for several years without a caddy and no leaks yet, but I'm considering the sturdier...

In GEAR » Caldera Keg GVP?
March 07, 4:17pm

Re: Tarptent Contrail
As a Contrail enthusiast I really appreciate the variety of pitching options the Franco has made us aware of. Usually when you buy a tent there is only one configuration, but Henry's creation h...

In GEAR » Tarptent Contrail Not BPL Recommended?
February 17, 5:50pm

Enthusiastic Endorsement!
I have been known to enthusiastically endorse TrailDesigns, the TarpTent line, and Montbell. But no one has mentioned Bill Fornshell and Cuben. -Mark

In GEAR » Gear Brands and Their Pimps
February 10, 8:25pm

Re: Re: Strange Sizing
Actually I think the sizing may depend on when they were purchased. I bought a Medium several years ago and it fit perfectly (5'9", 155lb). The next time I bought a set ( about 18 months a...

In GEAR » Blog post about Driducks
January 12, 3:40pm

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