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Kevin Burton (burtonator) - BPL Premium Member

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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

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My Website URLhttp://burtonator.wordpress.com

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yeah. That was my big takeaway. The sound/mic just sucks. I have he sensitivity set to max but I can barely hear anything at 10-15 feet. However, this might be fine for my needs.

In GEAR » Contour ROAM (Go Pro alternative) for about 1/3rd the price.
December 26, 6:24pm

Contour ROAM (Go Pro alternative) for about 1/3rd the price.
The Contour ROAM is up on Amazon for $127 bucks. The comparable GoPro is like $300 http://www.amazon.com/ContourROAM-Waterproof-Hands-free-Camcorder-Watersport/dp/B007W02PRM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&...

In GEAR » Contour ROAM (Go Pro alternative) for about 1/3rd the price.
December 26, 6:19pm

There's really nothing worse than being cold while you sleep. I try to pack extra down so that I have a good margin of error. If you can't get a good night of sleep the next day is horrib...

In Winter Hiking » Why I don't use my outer clothes as part of my intended sleep system
December 25, 10:16pm

that second video was a bit extreme. A gopro for some of those scenes would be a bit safer until you can take your gloves off. I"ve been in these situations before and it just doesn't ...

In Winter Hiking » Critter style Winter Daypack (Video by Critter)
December 25, 9:55pm

2wd front wheel drive car in the sierra nevadas...
I'm going to be doing some winter backpacking and early spring backpacking this year. I just have a regular Mazda 3... no crazy SUV. Assuming I have chains for my car, how reliably will...

In GEAR » 2wd front wheel drive car in the sierra nevadas...
December 25, 7:06pm

Re: snakes
> It has no concept of hot or cold. Its body is the same temperature as its environment. This isn't true. While reptiles can operate at colder temperatures... they have an ideal temperat...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Safety of sleeping on the ground with no critter protection
December 24, 12:10pm

Re: Suggestions on cleaning tent?
I take it into the shower, then wash it, then hang it from the shower head... by the next morning it should be dry.

In GEAR » Suggestions on cleaning tent?
December 24, 12:04pm

when we went to Yellowstone last summer I was forced to check my bag but took my trekking poles and fishing poles and checked them into the overhead compartment. Didn't have a problem... ...

In GEAR » Flying With Trekking Poles - TSA Response
December 23, 4:23pm

I have Backcountry Navigator and for ... I think $25 you get all the AccuTerra maps and unlimited downloads. I have basically every park system at my disposal.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » topo for GPS H. Coe
December 20, 2:22pm

100 years in tuolomne...
Check this out: http://ridgelinephotography.com/Yosemite.htm Click the pins and then you can see how the park changed over 100 years

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 100 years in tuolomne...
December 19, 3:58pm

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