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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: Re: GGG/SOCAL 2015
Sorry to hear that Stephen.. We'll miss you.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Southern California GGG 2015?
January 22, 9:43pm

GGG/SOCAL 2015
It's in the works and will be posted after the NoCal GGG event takes place. Tentatively scheduled for Apr 10,11,12. Probable location is Crystal Lake.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Southern California GGG 2015?
January 21, 11:18pm

Food question
There is no right answer to this one. Sure, there are studies, formulas etc. that show what you should eat to get the desired results but in the end its going to depend on your personal psyche/phys...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Basic food question
January 16, 12:47pm

Bear Canister Opener
I never hit the trail without this set of tools in my pocket and attached via the lanyard looped through a belt loop on my pants/shorts. With age I've developed a propensity for losing things w...

In Multiple Use Gear » WHAT IS YOUR BEST MULTI USE TOOL FOR OPENING WILD IDEAS BEAR CANISTER
January 07, 12:17pm

Sit Pad
Along the same lines is this sit pad: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Outdoor-Foldable-Folding-EVA-Foam-Waterproof-Chair-Cushion-Seat-Pad-Multi-Colour-/261441550513?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item...

In GEAR » IKEA sit pad
January 06, 4:20pm

Yosemite Trip
I don't know if you've already researched your transportation plans or not. I assume you're planning to leave it in Yosemite. That would work but might be a bit pricey. I would sug...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite Trip
December 17, 12:50pm

GGG #7
Regarding a sign up list, I used Google Docs last year for the So. Cal. GGG and it worked out well for my purposes. Easy to create and maintain. Here is a link to that list: https://docs.google....

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » California GGG #7 - Jan 29 to Feb 1, 2015
November 08, 12:44pm

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

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