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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

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

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Ultralight grill for fish, tortillas, sausages, etc.
I'm looking for an ultralight grill I can use with my emberlit wood stove. Something without a massive amount of weight (obviously). It would also be nice if I could use it to heat up tor...

In GEAR » Ultralight grill for fish, tortillas, sausages, etc.
December 17, 1:46pm

skillz
don't underestimate some good fire starting skills along with a knife and a fire steel... With this gear, the right skill set, and a ton of practice before hand, you can make fire in the pou...

In GEAR » A 3.4oz fire starting insurance policy
December 17, 12:42pm

carbonation...
if the carbonation bottle works I might take it JUST to make carbonated water (which I like far more than regular water). However, if the water bottle can hold hot beverages (boiling water) then...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Beer concentrate lets you take brews on an outdoor adventure
December 16, 10:26am

Re: Bataan March New Mexico advice
Well one thing I should point out is the ONLY way to be certain is to just use the shoes yourself. People can be VERY different in how their feet respond and what works for you may not work for ot...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bataan March New Mexico advice
December 15, 4:23pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Infographic / flier to hand out to newbies to help lighten their packs.
oh of course... base weight... food not included :-P

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Infographic / flier to hand out to newbies to help lighten their packs.
December 14, 5:15pm

Re: Re: re:"Infographic / flier to hand out to newbies to help lighten their packs."
I think that the reverse would happen... More people would appreciate the wilderness which would mean more political pressure on conservation. ... which means more parks for us :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Infographic / flier to hand out to newbies to help lighten their packs.
December 14, 3:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Infographic / flier to hand out to newbies to help lighten their packs.
"They could be perfectly happy with their current setup." Oh sure... in that situation you obviously wouldn't do anything. But about half of the time when I tell people my pack ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Infographic / flier to hand out to newbies to help lighten their packs.
December 14, 3:01pm

Infographic / flier to hand out to newbies to help lighten their packs.
Has anyone created a one pager to explain ultralight backpacking? I OFTEN meet people with insane 65 lb packs... Usually when I'm flying past them... It would be nice to have a flier...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Infographic / flier to hand out to newbies to help lighten their packs.
December 13, 1:58pm

Galaxy S3 or S4...
I'd recommend using Backcountry Navigator and a Samsung Galaxy S3 or S4... apparently the S3 has longer battery life. The KEY thing is that it supports removable batteries and charges with s...

In GEAR » GPS necessary for the CDT?
December 13, 1:49pm

nope...
not yet. I came up with it last time. What don't you understand though. Seems straight forward but maybe I'm not good at explaining it... I'll create a video next time.

In GEAR » Avoid losing your tent stakes by permanently attaching your guy lines to them...
December 12, 1:37pm

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