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Amy Lauterbach (drongobird) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale San Francisco Bay Area
About Me 50'ish. Travel with my partner Jim. Backpacking since I was 12. 40-70 nights per year in the tent, either hiking or cycling. Wilderness backpacking in CA & UT; class 2&3 peaks and canyons; long distance trails in UK, France, Spain, Turkey, Australia; SF Bay Area backpacking.
Trip Reports are here: amyl.smugmug.com
CityPalo Alto
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://AmyL.smugmug.com

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All Forum Posts by Amy Lauterbach

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Mississippi River - leaving home tomorrow
We're finishing our final packing. Tomorrow we leave the Bay Area for the long drive to Lake Itasca, in a one-way car rental, canoe on top. Should be on the river in five or six days. If you...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Down the Mississippi River by canoe
August 06, 9:04pm

Starlyte or Trail Designs 12-10 stove
Thanks to all of you for taking time to respond. And thanks especially to Jennifer whose reassuring words seem designed to sooth an anxious mind. I'm guessing you are familiar with the stress...

In GEAR » Starlyte or Trail Designs 12-10 stove. Urgent question
August 05, 8:36am

Klean-Strip S-L-X vs Crown Alcohol Stove Fuel
I think I figured out how to look up the data sheets and compare them, thanks to your pointer. Amy

In GEAR » Klean-Strip S-L-X vs Crown Alcohol Stove Fuel
August 05, 1:49am

Klean-Strip S-L-X vs Crown Alcohol Stove Fuel
Forgive the newbie question. New to stoves that is. In my brief studies on my new alcohol stove, it appears Klean-Strip S-L-X denatured alcohol is the go-to fuel. I was just at REI (so conve...

In GEAR » Klean-Strip S-L-X vs Crown Alcohol Stove Fuel
August 04, 11:06pm

favorite CDT hiking shirt
2 shirt combo. One or both, together with a windshirt covers any non-rainy >35 degree walking for me. Patagonia Island Hopper short sleeve. Modified by cutting off the bottom several inches...

In GEAR » Favorite high Sierra shirt?
August 04, 11:00pm

Re: Simmer
Ken = thanks for the offer. We leave on Thursday morning, and we're frantically trying to finalize our gear now. So no time to receive the simmer ring. I don't think we need to simmer an...

In GEAR » Starlyte or Trail Designs 12-10 stove. Urgent question
August 04, 8:52pm

Starlyte or Trail Designs 12-10 stove. Urgent question
Yes, the Sidewinder with the Toaks 1.3L pot. This one: http://www.traildesigns.com/stoves/vargo-13l-titanium-pot-sidewinder-ti-tri-bundle

In GEAR » Starlyte or Trail Designs 12-10 stove. Urgent question
August 04, 8:35pm

Starlyte or Trail Designs 12-10 stove. Urgent question
Pals, Jim and I leave on Thursday for our big canoe trip down the Mississippi River. We don't normally cook when we hike. But this is a 3 or even 4 month trip, and we won't have ea...

In GEAR » Starlyte or Trail Designs 12-10 stove. Urgent question
August 04, 8:15pm

Bigfoot Trail in Northern California
Ken - thanks for keeping the thread alive. Eager to see a report once all is said and done, or attempted and not completed as the case may be.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bigfoot Trail in Northern California
July 09, 2:23pm

Re: Italy, Slovenia, and Austria: a Thru-hike of the Alpe-Adria Trail
In answer to Wim's good question, which we should have addressed in our post. Why did we chose the AAT? There are a number of reasons. We like to do an overseas trip every year for the v...

In Post-Trip Reports » Italy, Slovenia, and Austria: a Thru-hike of the Alpe-Adria Trail
July 06, 6:26pm

All Reader Reviews by Amy Lauterbach

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iPhone iPhone-4 (SIM card models)
I have been using the iPhone-4 (ATT model) as a gps/mapping device for six months now, including using it as my navigation device for a six week hike. Highlights: * Pre-downloaded all ma...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
August 31, 11:29am

iPhone App ViewRanger
I used this app with 1:25K and 1:50K OS maps for a 5 week 2013 hike in Scotland. For the task of importing and displaying my gpx data on pre-downloaded OS maps, it was flawless. I don't know of ...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
August 31, 9:29am

iPhone App Maplets
With Maplets I easily download a wide variety of maps, such as NPS and USFS maps, local/state/county park maps, transit system maps, town maps, airport maps, cycleways, etc. Many of these are g...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
August 31, 9:25am

iPhone App Topo Maps
The iPhone app Topo Maps includes USGS and NRCan maps for entire US and Canada at no extra charge. Map downloads intuitive and easy. Searching for geographic locations is best in class. Distanc...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
August 31, 9:16am

Zem Playa
4.6 oz for pair of Zem Playa Low size Medium. This size will accommodate ( a snug fit) a Superfeet green size D. 5.0 oz for pair of Playa Low size Large. We just returned from six weeks hiking i...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
May 24, 10:29am

Golite Umbrella
We carry the GoLite umbrellas for long hikes where rain is likely. We've used ours for ~30 weeks of hiking in England, Wales, and France (7 trips). I concur with prior reviews about the comfort ...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 06, 8:11pm

Thermarest Neo-Air
We have now used our small NeoAir pads for 10 nights in Escalante area of Utah and 30 nights in Wales/England. Compared to Thermarest ProLite and to Z-Rest pads... the Neoair pads are WAY more com...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
August 26, 2:18pm