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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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Black Diamond Z-pole straps
Does anyone have a pair of straps they've removed from their BD Z-poles? Mine are holding on by threads and the cost from BD with shipping etc. is outrageous. I'd prefer paying less than ou...

In GEAR » Black Diamond Z-pole straps
September 30, 9:57pm

JMT in 5 days 2 hours
Congratulations Andrew. I've been trying to remember exactly where I saw you. I was heading south (at a much slower pace). We chatted briefly. Nice to hear you made it safely and apparently e...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT in 5 days 2 hours
September 24, 2:12pm

Bear Canister requirments
The approved list is here. Yosemite SEKI

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Latest bear can requirements for SEKI/Yose?
September 23, 12:20pm

North Lake/South Lake loop
Hitching is cheap and would be my choice. The later in the year the less traffic but I suspect you'll get picked up by someone. There are shuttle services if you don't want to wing it. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » North Lake/South Lake loop
September 16, 7:06pm

Stove Restrictions
The Inyo response was on 7/5/13 The Sierra NF response was on 7/8/13 The third party Yosemite response was on 7/8/13 The dates don't mean much to me. It's the inconsistency and lack o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alcohol stoves and fire restriction in Sequia and Kings Canyon National Parks
July 14, 2:45pm

Wild Oasis
I'd have to like someone an awful lot before I'd share space in my Wild Oasis and if I liked them that much we probably wouldn't be sleeping. So to simplify the two person question answ...

In GEAR » six moon wild oasis size
July 14, 12:34am

SEKI Stove/Fire Restrictions
FWIW this is the response I received from SEKI with my original question at the end: SEKI Wilderness Office, NPS ( 7/05/13 To: Picture ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alcohol stoves and fire restriction in Sequia and Kings Canyon National Parks
July 13, 10:49pm

Trail Finds
I found a hat once on the trail. It took me awhile to realize it was mine. I'd lost it the year before. I have a theory that if you look hard enough you'll find a tent stake at every cam...

In GEAR » What interesting gear have you found on the trail?
July 12, 11:47pm

JMT 14–16 day plan
MTR is your last "on trail" resupply. Depending on how efficiently you pack your food it would be possible to use a BV450 since you can hang your food using the counter balance method fro...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT 14–16 day plan
June 27, 12:53am

clean clothes post trip
Where are you ending your trip? Mailing your clothes to yourself general delivery as suggested is easy to do. If your staying in a motel pre-trip or post trip they might hold them for you. When I c...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions needed for clean clothes post trip
June 22, 12:27am

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