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Kevin Burton (burtonator) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale norcal
About Me 35, male. Software Engineer living in downtown San Francisco.

I'm an intermediate/advanced backpacker. In excellent shape. Love the outdoors.

Avid fisherman. I always carry my rod with me when I am backpacking.

I've climbed Mount Shasta, hiked most of Yosemite, visited Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.

I'm going to do a 4 week section hike of the PCT in 2013.

You could say I'm addicted.

I have a bunch of backpacking videos over at

http://youtube.com/user/burtonator
CitySan Francisco
StateCA
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://burtonator.wordpress.com

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drying out..
yes. I don't have that problem at all in the summer. In fact my socks seems to be somewhat dry a few hours later.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stream crossing and washing your socks - at the same time :)
April 30, 9:54pm

troublemaker!
Because I'm a trouble maker :) When I first posted it I was thinking of just doing ALL granola. With powered milk you can have it for breakfast too! Then I realized I'd probably slow...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Packing JUST a giant bag of granola (with nuts, raisins, etc)...
April 30, 9:52pm

base...
I was thinking of making it the base. And then packing 2 mountain house meals .. .ha. And lazy is good :) But I could also pack 2-3 kinds of granola. Maybe one with chocolate, another with c...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Packing JUST a giant bag of granola (with nuts, raisins, etc)...
April 30, 9:33pm

Packing JUST a giant bag of granola (with nuts, raisins, etc)...
For food, I usually pack 2 of the mountain house meals, one for breakfast and then dinner. Then I pack a bunch of granola bars. This has the following problems: 1. it's difficult to pack...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Packing JUST a giant bag of granola (with nuts, raisins, etc)...
April 30, 9:25pm

Follow up...
Hey guys. So just a follow up here. After about 1.5 weeks I was better. NO official diagnosis. For various reasons the logistics around getting an official diagnosis were somewhat complicated...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 27, 10:59am

Stream crossing and washing your socks - at the same time :)
So I've been doing this trick to make stream crossing super easy... and almost a reward. AND I get clean socks too. So it's simple. I carry three pairs of socks now. It's just o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stream crossing and washing your socks - at the same time :)
April 22, 1:35am

altitude.
To be fair, I was at a lower altitude, and the water was brownish... like tea color. This was at about 4000 feet. So higher probability of Giardia. Still not fun!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 17, 10:19pm

I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
On my last trip I'm pretty sure I caught Giardia. I'm working with the doc now to get samples for testing to figure out what I have. I remember exactly how it happened too! I usually...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 17, 9:40pm

Re: Re: Re: "If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?"
Actually.. I think that nails it. I hadn't seen THAT design of hammock-chair before ... though I've seen others. If I use the material to double as a stuff sack / pillow then I'm game...

In GEAR » If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?
April 10, 9:21pm

Re: "If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?"
I use a hammock which is far far far more comfortable than any chair :) ... it's literally just as comfortable as my office chair. Maybe more as I can sleep on it. The ONE downside is tha...

In GEAR » If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?
April 10, 6:43pm

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