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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.
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Hip belt
I'm with Malto on this. My pack is normally light enough that it doesn't matter. For a shorter trips I use a GG Murmer that has a 3/4 belt that good as a hip belt holder and not much else....

In Philosophy & Technique » Do you unbuckle your hip belt when hiking down hill?
March 10, 9:35pm

Try before buying
There will be lots of different tents you could look at/get in/try at the GGG/SOCAL in Apr.

In GEAR » Try before buying?
March 10, 1:38pm

There may be some info in this article to help you make a choice. There are certainly newer and lighter stoves that have come out since it was written but there is still useful info to he had. h...

In GEAR » Recommend me a canister stove.
March 09, 6:34pm

What's your 2 year old's base weight? :-) There are a couple of guys bringing children. One 4 year old and a 7 year old (I think). Others may be up there who have backpacked with their ch...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
March 07, 2:25pm

ZPacks twin
FWIW I can vouch for seller and the tent. I personally know both. This is good deal for a great shelter. Disclaimer--this endorsement was not paid for nor solicited by the seller.:)

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Hexamid Twin
March 07, 11:44am

Bumpy time. I'm happy to say there are now 32 planning to attend. If your still on the fence about coming just do it. It won't be long before we reach critical mass in terms of space at ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
March 05, 11:11pm

Time to bump this thread again. Things are looking up in So Cal. Two storms are due this week bringing some much needed rain keeping the dread extreme fire danger rating at bay in our local mounta...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
February 24, 8:15pm

Cheaper alternative to neo air
I'll play the guessing game. The POE Hyalite Peak AC is comparable to the Neoair terms of weight. They have a weird variable R rating called Bio-mapping. Priced lower than the Neoairs. I'...

In GEAR » Cheaper alternative to neo air?
February 22, 7:30pm

Golite Poncho Tarp
I have one Cameron. Used two nights as I remember. Guy lines attached. $45 shipped.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Newest Model Golite Poncho Tarp
February 22, 11:11am

Backup fire starter
I carry a mini bic and 5 strike anywhere matches, probably due to early boy scout training and reading too many Jack London stories. My primary fire source is a newer mini electronic bic. I gave o...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
February 20, 8:03pm

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