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I didn't see many umbrella's post SoCal in 2014. Umbrella's are great for shade in SoCal, especially during breaks but the importance of shade diminishes after California.

In GEAR » Umbrella on the PCT
March 29, 10:29pm

Is lithium really twice the capacity? It seems like good NiMH AA batteries are around 2000-2700 mAh capacity, while lithium AA's are around 3000 mAh. So 20-50% more capacity unless I'm miss...

In GEAR » Lithium Vs. Ni-MH Batteries (AA)
March 29, 2:04pm

Lake Superior
Nice writeup. Thanks!

In Editor's Roundtable » Lake Superior Costal Trail Adventure
March 25, 11:17am

Snow Travel Methods
Snowshoes vs other snow travel options is one of the toughest decisions for the BMWO. There are fairly common and semi-preditable spring conditions where trail runners alone are sufficient, but the...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 24, 10:26pm

XL & 1.3L
My 1.3L Evernew pot has the frying pan lid so it fits easily. I'll have a look to estimate if it'll fit with a regular lid when I'm back home in a few days. It might work standing on it...

In GEAR » Starlyte XL Initial Impressions and testing
March 19, 4:49pm

NF Mitts
Very nice. Is the membrane protected by an inner fabric layer (i.e. 3 layer construction), nothing (2 layer) or a printed pattern (2.5 layer)? I have MEC Cloudraker Mitts which are a similar...

In GEAR » North Face Rain Mitts
March 19, 1:49pm

Cool. Very similar to my 1.3L

In GEAR » Starlyte XL Initial Impressions and testing
March 18, 5:35pm

"I thought it was very do lots of different test boils....Am I correct in that you said you did 1 test only per configuration?" Yes, I only did 1 test per configuration ...

In GEAR » Starlyte XL Initial Impressions and testing
March 18, 10:08am

"According to the Stove efficiency excel spreadsheet, that is 61% efficiency. It seems like you're getting great results. The wide bottom 0.9L pot is likely a great setup. Your higher re...

In GEAR » Starlyte XL Initial Impressions and testing
March 17, 11:29pm

Starlyte XL
I've also done a bit of testing with the Starlyte XL, Starlyte XL Restricted and regular Starlyte. I tested these stoves with two pots: a tall-narrow 0.75L Evernew and a wide-short 1.3L Evernew...

In GEAR » Starlyte XL Initial Impressions and testing
March 17, 11:04pm

All Reader Reviews by Dan Durston

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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

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