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Kevin Burton (burtonator) - BPL Forum 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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Cool idea on how to test trail runners while in the store.
I'm not sure why this didn't dawn on me before. The biggest problem I've seen with trail runners is that the lighter you go, the more flimsy they are. The rock plate might not be th...

In GEAR » Cool idea on how to test trail runners while in the store.
December 28, 3:58pm

Re: Re: fishing the jmt
It's hard to tell but that last fish looks like a Golden / Rainbow hybrid... I don't eat those either. They're somewhat rare. For every 20 rainbows I catch I will catch 1 golden or a ...

In Fishing » fishing the jmt
December 28, 12:22pm

Re: Re: Dream salmon fishing trip
Nice. Thanks for the info... I have some research to do: > One problem with anything more than a pink salmon (which is still a 4-6 pounds fish dressing out to 2-3 pounds of fillets) is what ...

In Fishing » Dream salmon fishing trip
December 27, 11:33pm

Dream salmon fishing trip
I'm a big bass and trout fisherman but I've never caught any salmon. They're amazingly delicious though. So I'd like to plan a backpacking trip where there are plenty of salmon ...

In Fishing » Dream salmon fishing trip
December 27, 10:49pm

Yellowstone trip with an emphasis on wildlife?
Anyone interested in a 2014 group yellowstone trip ? Perhaps one with an emphasis on wildlife? One thing I miss in the Sierra Nevada's is the fact that we don't have bison, wolves, grizz...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Yellowstone trip with an emphasis on wildlife?
December 27, 10:20pm

laminated...
I'd love to have a way to cross off sections of the trail that I've done... my goal is to hike most of the sierra nevadas... I mean it will take me like 10-20 years at my current rate but b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Great Poster Map of Sierra Nevada - A Recomendation
December 27, 9:42pm

sound...
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

cold.
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

nice...
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

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