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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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Re: crystal lake
Thanks Adan. Looking forward to seeing you again.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG/SOCAL 2015
March 30, 12:23pm

GGG/SOCAL 2015
Yikes--the time if flying. Just 12 days or so until the GGG/SOCAL. Come on folks, sign up or at least post letter of intent.:-) Come and meet some of your fellow BPL members. Check out gear. Lear...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG/SOCAL 2015
March 30, 11:49am

Re: re. Umbrella on the PCT
Great explanation/rational Brian. Most of my umbrella experience has been in SoCal on the PCT and other trails and primarily for heat. I've never regretted carrying it but I have regretted not...

In GEAR » Umbrella on the PCT
March 30, 11:31am

Heat Shrink
Well I thought it was a brillant idea. This violet color caught my eye at the time. Anyone in the market for 1/8" violet shrink tube?

In Make Your Own Gear » painting titanium
March 29, 1:56pm

REI Dividend and 20 % off sale
It's going to take some intense financial manipulation to leverage my $1.57 dividend +20% off sale into a worth purchase.

In GEAR » REI Dividend and 20 % off sale ?
March 27, 11:17am

Re: painting titanium
http://www.ehow.com/how_7690993_prepare-titanium-paint.html http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/orthodontics/Unitek/products/bonding-banding/primers/Transbond-SEP/ Rustoleum etching p...

In Make Your Own Gear » painting titanium
March 26, 10:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Esbit Crystals
FWIW I don't use the cubes but my partial, blown out fuel tabs go in a 3x4 zip lock along with my stove, lighter and unburned tabs. As I mentioned in a previous post in this thread, I've ne...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Whats your SUL Cook Set-Up Grams/Milliliter %
March 25, 5:00pm

Re: Gear that Survived 2,650 Snowy, Muddy, Rugged Miles
Google "fu"? That's a feature I'll have to check out. There have been posts about this epic journey. Here's a link that has their complete gear list that was posted by Serge...

In On the Web » Gear that Survived 2,650 Snowy, Muddy, Rugged Miles
March 25, 3:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Use stainless mess.
Burning off the galvanizing does not require the amount of heat necessary to create zinc oxide fumes. Though, if you're cooking with a propane torch you might want to use some caution around a ...

In GEAR » Another Look at Dry Baking
March 20, 2:34am

Re: Re: Re: Use stainless mess.
Bob, one word: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc_oxide "Zinc oxide itself is non-toxic; however it is hazardous to inhale zinc oxide fumes, as generated when zinc or zinc alloy...

In GEAR » Another Look at Dry Baking
March 20, 1:08am

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