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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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#3 Zips
"you want to squeeze the halves like a pancake rather tan along the length of the zipper." Sweet. My Stratospire 2 is back in business.

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
September 30, 7:50pm

I'm not a fan of thick, heavy softshells. They're basically a windshirt (water repellant + wind blocking) plus some insulating value. The insulation provided by a softshell is very weight i...

In GEAR » any reason to use a softshell?
September 29, 10:39pm

If you don't mind the weight, a cuben DuoMid (12oz) + solo inner (8oz) is an awesome combo at 20oz. You'll have a lot more space, and a nice vestibule area with the solo inner just occupyin...

In GEAR » Tent take 2. Not happy with Solplex, next option?
September 29, 8:24am

DuoMid XL
Nice to see the new DuoMid XL. Clever design for two that reduces some of the trade-offs with multiple people in a mid.

In GEAR » MLD Duomid vs Zpacks Duplex Tarp
September 25, 5:26pm

The DuoMid is a squish for 2. It's an outstanding solo shelter, but many of those positive attributes are lost when you put two people in there (ie. vestibule space, sleep at the back to avoid ...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid vs Zpacks Duplex Tarp
September 25, 3:28pm

Tarps/Mids are a good application for cuben. It's extremely strong stuff, so it can handle serious winds if it's properly built like the DuoMid. A cuben DuoMid should easily handle a 30-40 ...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 21, 7:39pm

I've bought shockcord from QuestOutfitters for use inside tent poles. http://www.questoutfitters.com/narrow_roll_goods.htm#ELASTIC%20CORD%20&%20SHOCK%20CORD I think 1/8" is a prett...

In GEAR » Re-shockcording Tent Poles - What type & length of shock cord to use?
September 21, 7:29pm

Cuben Floors
Another issue with that quick analysis is that the towel would have been supporting much of the weight applied, so the actual pressure applied to the water would have been far less than the total w...

In GEAR » Cuben Ground = Sieve
September 19, 10:21pm

Cuben Floors
" if we assume there was a 50# water column before it started leaking.....its a little more waterproof than eVent" Why would we assume this? There's no reason to think it was super...

In GEAR » Cuben Ground = Sieve
September 19, 8:17pm

My first SynMat did the same thing as this. I emailed a photo to Exped Canada and they mailed me a new one. This summer I put ~130 nights on that new one while hiking the PCT and this issue didn...

In GEAR » Exped UL7 Failure and the REI Warranty - Kudos
September 19, 10:33am

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