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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: 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

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

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