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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: Recontamination??
Sheila I know some folks carry a small third "scooper" bag that they dip into the source water and then carefully poor into the sterilization bag. I think Ben2world came up with that i...

In GEAR » container for Steripen Adventurer
June 28, 3:14pm

Re: Steripen container
I do what Mike and Jim do except I use a zip top bag that dried cherries came in. It has the pleated bottom like a Platy and I can zip it closed if needed. I think these pleated bottom bags are us...

In GEAR » container for Steripen Adventurer
June 27, 7:18pm

Re: Re: pickling
>EVERYTHING is a chemical.< Thanks Roger. If you hadn't said it I would have. It is presently 106F (41.11C) here is south Texas as 6:30 p.m. Being just inland from the Gulf of Mexic...

In GEAR » Stewing in your own juices
June 26, 5:34pm

Re: Is there such a thing as a convertable hammock
Troy, I have never had to use my Hennessy Hammock on the ground, but I did practice with it in the yard. It would make a useable bug bivy under the tarp. What you don't see in the pictures i...

In GEAR » Is there such a thing as a convertable hammock
June 22, 6:39pm

Re: Jakpak
Darn, it won't work for me, I'm a side sleeper.:-) I'm not homeless either. Oh, well.... -Mark

In GEAR » Jakpak: Anyone seen one of these
June 22, 6:24pm

Re: Wickatized Stove
The numbers on zelph's "hole in the center" stove. 500 ml = 500 gm water and 70 F to 212 F is the same as 21 C to 100 C = 79 C degree change. So 500 gms of water X 79 degrees C ...

In GEAR » Stove for 24 oz Heineken Keg Pot
June 18, 6:46pm

Re: Hmmmmmm...
Eric, I have used ESBIT/FireLite tabs and you are right. No spill, maybe less hassle. But for me the fishy smell and the black gunk on the pot is a deal breaker. I have ended up with black smudg...

In GEAR » Stove for 24 oz Heineken Keg Pot
June 16, 12:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Equal to Caldera Efficiency
Jesse, Most tealights hold almost an ounce. If yours only holds 1/4 oz then you got a boil on 2/3's of 1/4 oz = 1/6 of an ounce of eth/meth. That works out to 161% efficiency! You have a...

In GEAR » Stove for 24 oz Heineken Keg Pot
June 16, 12:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Equal to Caldera Efficiency
Jesse, Thanks for the info. I really like your design and the great form factor. For fun I thought I would try and figure out the efficiency of your rig- Here goes... So here are some very ro...

In GEAR » Stove for 24 oz Heineken Keg Pot
June 15, 7:30pm

Re: Equal to Caldera Efficiency
In all fairness it is impossible to determine the efficiency of Jesse's system with the information given. One would need both the amount an kind of alcohol used as well as the starting temp of...

In GEAR » Stove for 24 oz Heineken Keg Pot
June 14, 7:56pm

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