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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: TT Cloudburst
John G, I have both tents and the Cloudburst is probably the more storm worthy tent. With the hoop front and rear and a lower and somewhat more aerodynamic profile, it sheds the wind better than...

In GEAR » TT Cloudburst
June 13, 4:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Hennessy Hammocks: Ultralight vs Hyperlight
Hugh, I've been thinking about a 2/3 underquilt. Know anyone that makes 'em? (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). -Mark (Really, I am checking the mail daily awaiting the arrival of your ...

In GEAR » Hennessy Hammocks: Ultralight vs Hyperlight
June 03, 9:06pm

Re: Hennessy Hammocks: Ultralight vs Hyperlight
>I've used this hammock a great deal and year round- no durability issue whatsoever.< DITTO! but as Hugh mentions there is a wt. limit (Hennessy actually puts it at 200lb for both the ...

In GEAR » Hennessy Hammocks: Ultralight vs Hyperlight
June 02, 8:37pm

Re: Re: Best flashlight
Ok,I've been using my Fenix LOP SE light for almost 2 months and have become a big fan. Using a lithium AAA I have yet to replace it. I use it mostly in low mode, but even when I kick it up to ...

In GEAR » Best flashlight
May 29, 8:45am

Re: Re: KISSCARE Biomedical liquid: multi purpose solution to blisters/footcare/first aid/burns/insects/sun/rain?
Kent, Thanks for the informative post. I would be interested in additional technical and scientific references via PM or post concerning the bio-medical uses of your product. (You can send t...

In GEAR » KISSCARE Biomedical liquid: multi purpose solution to blisters/footcare/first aid/burns/insects/sun/rain?
May 25, 9:20pm

Re: alternative to the Jetboil?
Tom, I really don't think I'm missing the point. Jesse said "If I have to pull componentry together myself, that's OK, I just need something super-compact and self-contained...

In GEAR » UL 'all in one' alternative to the Jetboil?
May 25, 9:05pm

Re: UL 'all in one' alternative to the Jetboil?
Jesse, Caldera Cone is my recommendation. Very stable, consistent, wind proof (or darn close), directs the heat to the pot (like a jetboil), fast boil times in the 4.5-6.5 min for 2 cups of 60*F...

In GEAR » UL 'all in one' alternative to the Jetboil?
May 25, 7:14pm

Re: Chems, pumps, and pens
Rick, The advent of treated water is probably the single most important public health advancement in history, saving more lives than any other practice or cure that has been developed. So, in ge...

In GEAR » Chems, pumps, and pens
May 24, 2:30pm

REI Peak UL Poles Sale
Looks like REI is having a sale on the Peak UL Carbon Shocklight Trekking Poles for $55 (regularly $149). 13 oz for the pair. -Mark

In Gear Deals » REI Peak UL Poles Sale
May 23, 4:17pm

Re: Trekking Pole for Contrail
Scott, The trekking poles will probably not bend as much as the aluminum pole you are using. I use my Komperdell C3 poles all the time with my Contrail and they do great with wind and loads. ...

In GEAR » Contrail Trekking Pole
May 23, 4:01pm

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