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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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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

Stove Rumors
I went through the whole jurisdiction contact process last year regarding stoves. The wording in the responses was sometimes odd. INYO said "You can use an esbit stove and any pressurized liq...

In GEAR » fuel canisters
June 01, 10:57pm

JMT Hike: Convertable Pants vs Shorts
I've pondered the same issue numerous times before Aug-Sept Sierra hikes including to JMT thrus and have always ended up bringing both running shorts and zip-offs. Why? Some deep seated fear ...

In GEAR » JMT Hike: Convertable Pants vs Shorts with built in liner
May 28, 10:13am

How to Loose a Titanium Spoon
Exactly how I did it Valerie! Probably at a different rock though... The short description (for me) would be "get old."

In GEAR » Yes, you can break a Lexan spoon
April 21, 2:03pm

Spoon stories
I refuse to buy metal spoons anymore. I have a bad habit of losing them. In 2011 on a Sierra hike my partner broke her favorite pink spoon. I don't believe it was lexan but nontheless it broke ...

In GEAR » Yes, you can break a Lexan spoon
April 18, 6:27pm

Stench
I've had good luck with vinegar for removing stench from clothing. I now carry some on extended trips for defunking clothes. Vomit?--never had the opportunity to try it. Vinegar is cheap enou...

In GEAR » exped ul stench
April 17, 2:19pm

ADZPCTKO
Just wondering who will be at the kick off this year. I'm going down on Sat 4/26 and will hit the trail at Warner Springs afterwards for a section hike to Aqua Dulce. If anyone is thinking ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » ADZPCTKO
April 17, 10:34am

GGG/SoCal
Dang Adan, I was hoping some of what went on at Henninger would at Henninger. Now you've let the cat out of the bag.:) Hope the razor wire on top of the fence didn't do any damage to your ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 14, 11:29pm

GGG/SoCal
Thanks to everyone who came and participated in making this a fun event. Going by the low tech method used to record the attendance there were 40 people who came, some for the duration some for tw...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 13, 9:59pm

GGG/SOCAL
Do what you can Jack but don't overdo it? :-)

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 10, 4:21pm

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