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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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Re: Was the cheapest
I bought a 165 feet of 1/8" and the shipping was $4.95 priority mail. Was here 2 days after I ordered. They seem to be good folk to work with. -Mark

In Gear Deals » Amsteel Blue coupon code
December 24, 5:32pm

Re: SMD Lunar Solo Enhanced
I have both a Lunar Solo and a Tarptent Contrail. During a backpacking trip in the central Rockies a couple of years ago I lent the Contrail to a buddy, so both tents came along. When pitched next ...

In GEAR » SMD Lunar Solo Enhanced
December 24, 5:18pm

Re: Singing the Praise for Steripen!
I'll chime in with an endorsement. Once I figured out that I had to keep the batteries warm (actually keeping the whole Steripen warm was even better) I have loved it. Before I figured that out...

In GEAR » Singing the Praise for Steripen!
December 19, 2:31pm

Re: Cold temps and the Steripen
When I first got it I had trouble with my Steripen near freezing temps. But like Pamela I started just tucking it somewhere near me overnight and stuck it in my pocket to warm it up before using an...

In GEAR » Steripen
November 14, 4:29pm

Re: te wa
Love my te wa quilt. nice size and nicely crafted coming in at about 14 oz of toasty warmth. Nice work Mike. -Mark

In Make Your Own Gear » DIY insulated hammock. Better than an underquilt?
October 22, 8:06pm

Crossdress for Success
I was crossing a stream in my water shoes ( WalMart Croc-like knock-off Mary Janes (Women's size 11, 4oz each)) while using my Komperdell Women's C3 carbpm hiking poles (2oz lighter than th...

In GEAR » Hello, glad to meet you - where's the underwear?
October 04, 8:59pm

Re: Chest pack experiences?
Brett You might find answers to some of you questions at this URL -Mark

In GEAR » The use of chest packs to distribute weight?
September 08, 5:38pm

Re: New alcohol stove
Troy, Wow, nice stove. kind of a modified penny stove. I guess with inflation it's gone up to a quarter.:-). I like the low, medium, high and the tight flame pattern is great for the beer ca...

In Make Your Own Gear » New alcohol stove
July 25, 6:17pm

Re: First time with a tarp tent
Nate, I would check out Six Moon Designs ( URL below ) as Ron has posted plans for one of his early tents. Of course he sell others and you might get ideas from looking at his site. http://co...

In Make Your Own Gear » First time with a tarp tent
July 25, 5:56pm

Re: Injinji fans
I started out, eons ago, with the traditional heavy (3lb/boot) leather boot and double socks. A light synthetic liner sock and a heavy wool sock over that. Worked remarkably well except my legs got...

In GEAR » Injinji fans
June 28, 3:36pm

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