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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Dan Durston

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BMWO Rides
Regarding Gordon Creek again, Dave C's packrafting guide rates Gordon Creek as NTB (2/4) at moderate flows and it says "lots of wood makes for slow going". If the levels aren'...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
April 25, 12:03pm

BMWO Rides
Thanks Dan G. That would be great! I'll be driving to Swift Reserviour, ideally getting there in good time on Friday so I have time to socialize with everyone.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
April 25, 10:53am

Gordon Creek
Per Google Earth, Gordon creek doesn't look time effective to packraft. I haven't seriously looked into it, but there appears to be a decent amount of wood. Dan G.: If you have an extra ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
April 25, 1:01am

Cuben abrasion
Geez those cuben abrasion patches are a poor idea. I generally like cuben, but abrasion is it's worst aspect. It's not a material you add in to high abrasion spots.

In Editor's Roundtable » ISPO 2015: Part 3
April 16, 6:43pm

Poles
I find 16oz/pair poles to be noticeably less nice to use than lighter poles. I've owned Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork and they work fine, but something in the 8-10oz range is much nicer to u...

In GEAR » Best aluminum flick-lock hiking poles? Al versus Carbon for shelter support & field repair
April 13, 11:43pm

Locus Gear
"Did you have any tears with yours?" No. The perimeter stake out points aren't going to tear under any sort of reasonable use. They are adequately strong. The reason I've comment...

In GEAR » New Cuben Mid: Locus Gear Hapi (11.3oz in stuff sack)
April 11, 8:12am

Locus Gear Hapi
"Do you mean two poles center mounted, like the HMG Ultamid? Or two poles in A frame mode?" I mean two poles used in some creative manner to increase headroom, not in an inverted V for u...

In GEAR » New Cuben Mid: Locus Gear Hapi (11.3oz in stuff sack)
April 09, 6:12pm

Locus Gear Hapi
Neat. The extra 8" of width and placing the door on the end should make this much better for two than the Khufu. However, I prefer 2 pole mids for two occupants for the extra headroom. A s...

In GEAR » New Cuben Mid: Locus Gear Hapi (11.3oz in stuff sack)
April 09, 4:43pm

Hydrophobic Down
I've never had much difficulty keeping my down jacket dry. I don't think I've ever got it substantially wet beyond the wrists. If I'm planning a truly sloppy trip (i.e. packrafting)...

In GEAR » Any real world benefit to Hydrophobic Down jackets? PNW BPL'ers please chime in
April 08, 10:41pm

Trailroc
I've been quite impressed with the TrailRoc 235. I hiked the 2660 mile PCT using pretty much 2 pairs. The upper will start to fall apart around 700 miles but they only get so bad and then they ...

In GEAR » Innov8 Trailroc durability and alternatives
April 07, 11:20pm

All Reader Reviews by Dan Durston

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MEC BRIO
I dunno what the other reviewer is thinking. The Brio is an entry level pack that is not intended to be light weight at all. It weighs 2.1kg (4.5lbs) for the 50 liter (3000c"). A similar pack but...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
June 04, 12:25am

MSR Carbon Reflex 2
I've spent about 10 nights in this tent. What I like: - Carbon Fibre Poles are ridiculously light - 10,000mm waterproof floor is impressive for an UL tent - Overall trail weight under 3 l...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
June 03, 11:27pm

Princeton Tec Apex
This light is unreal if you need a huge amount of light for hiking at night. I use this light with NiMH 2700mAh batteries and the life is good. If I run it on 3 watt high I get a couple hours. If y...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
May 12, 12:00am

Mountain Equipment Co-op (Canada)
I'm a very happy MEC customer. The prices there are always great and the MEC branded products are usually quite good and even innovative despite their low cost. @ Richard who said: "All p...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 11, 11:51pm

MSR MIOX
I've had a Miox for over 2 years now and I've generally been happy with it. The battery life is excellent. As long as my batteries are relatively new, I have no worries about going on a we...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
May 09, 7:15pm