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Don Amundson (amrowinc) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me I had been away from backpacking for many years. When I started researching equipment it was like coming too after a coma. I was amazed to discover "lightweight." I did the JMT in 2009 and have been regularly on the trail since.
CityPasadena
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.trailjournals.com/don

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Odd wear on shoes-Mystery solved
I know everyone has been on pins and needles waiting for a further report on my shoe wear issue. Your wait is now over and you can all go on to more exciting issues. I put some effort into analy...

In GEAR » Odd wear on shoes
September 01, 10:12am

Re: Where do you find UL products?
"Do you just have to order a pack, try it on, then send it back if you don't like it?" That's about the size of it. It's advisable to check on the return policy-who pays fo...

In GEAR » Where do you find UL products?
July 29, 1:04pm

Whitney/Parking/Bears
You might check the Whitney forum for more information. www.whitneyzone.com I'm thinking (with no backup evidence) that the problem up there is somewhat less than it used to be. I know a...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Lone Pine parking?
June 26, 4:14pm

Odd wear on shoes
Hummm. I don't know Daryl. Maybe the prize will be one of my latest and greatest hexamine stoves. You do bring up a point. I hike in shorts more often than not but I'll put on my long ...

In GEAR » Odd wear on shoes
June 14, 3:20pm

Odd wear on shoes
Ah yes, the old lipstick trick. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll have to try that. I'll need to run it by the wife beforehand lest I get in trouble with her wondering about me having a girlf...

In GEAR » Odd wear on shoes
June 14, 3:15pm

Odd wear on shoes
Thanks for the responses. I've tried to apply the possible causes proposed but still have no definitive answer. The wear is directly on the top of the shoe collar with no apparent wear on the o...

In GEAR » Odd wear on shoes
June 14, 1:36pm

Odd wear on shoes
I need to pick the collective experience out there. All of my trail runners develop a wear spot at the top inside area of the collar near the tongue. The photos should make it clear. They usually s...

In GEAR » Odd wear on shoes
June 13, 3:56pm

Fuel Canisters
LOL at the alky stove switch idea. I'm waiting for the science types to jump in here. Stereo is actually jellied alcohol, a different beast altogether from jellied patroleum. I've alway...

In GEAR » fuel canisters
June 02, 5:50pm

Fuel Canisters
I don't know Bob. Esbit may be a little too tame for the multiple jurisdictions that seem to favor jellied petroleum stoves. Jellied petroleum is basically a poor mans napalm in my opinion. Add...

In GEAR » fuel canisters
June 02, 1:35pm

Fuel Canisters
I found the response I received from the Sierra NF last year. Not exactly definitive in my opinion. I'd be willing to bet I could "turn off" my esbit as quick as one could turn off th...

In GEAR » fuel canisters
June 02, 10:46am

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