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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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Frogg Toggs Poncho
I have to agree that a poncho doesn't really work to replace a wind shirt. Regarding the Frogg Toggs poncho, there are two different ones. One is there emergency poncho that is very light weig...

In GEAR » Breathable windshirt vs Frogg Toggs poncho? & as an aside, Zpacks fanny pack
February 14, 11:44pm

SOBO Thru Hike Gear List
An admirable list. Two things caught my eye. One was that 7.75oz. for TP/Hand Sanitizer. I'm not sure how much of that is the sanitizer. I just weighed a whole roll of toilet paper for fun--6....

In Gear Lists » AT SOBO Thru Hike Gear List...take a look!
February 13, 11:07pm

Silcoat Cape
I'm losing it. You're right Edward, should have been in Gear Swap. I'll try and figure out how to move it tomorrow. SOLD

In Gear Deals » Integral Designs Silcoat Cape
January 29, 12:16am

Integral Designs Silcoat Cape
This is in great shape with no tears/rips/patches. I bought it from someone here on BPL a few years back, used it once and have since gone to a different rain protection system. It's a green on...

In Gear Deals » Integral Designs Silcoat Cape
January 28, 10:26pm

Sierra Stakes
I use Ti Shepard stakes supplemented with rocks occasionally since there is no lack of them in the sierras. I find I can get the Ti's in the rocky Sierra soil a lot easier than those I've ...

In GEAR » best stakes for the High Sierra
January 24, 10:02am

Black Diamond Distance Trekking Z Poles
BPL members come through again! Thanks for the link to the BD replacement part page. I was unaware of that. REI is currently having a sale on the distance poles-ending today. After adding up th...

In GEAR » Black Diamond Distance Trekking Z Poles
November 26, 2:01pm

Black Diamond Distance Trekking Z Poles
I broke one of my BD poles last week. Not the poles fault. I took a dive with my full body weight on it and snapped the middle section. Before I bought a new set I thought I'd check if someon...

In GEAR » Black Diamond Distance Trekking Z Poles
November 26, 10:34am

FB cooking
I always recommend trying out your food at home before hitting the trail. I hate the idea of expecting a good meal ending up having to force a less than tasty gruel down my throat. It agree with ...

In GEAR » Time/weight/volume - how to make freezerbag cooking actually work
November 25, 7:10pm

Odd Question
I dehydrate a lot of my food and also use some off the shelf stuff that will rehydrate well in a bag. You can dehydrate just about anything. Cook up some spaghetti in a meat sauce, chili, ground h...

In GEAR » Odd Question
November 11, 9:27pm

Bear Canister
If you can do 12 days with 8lbs of food your not likely to have a problem with volume. I can get 9 days of food at 1.5 to 1.75 lbs. per day in a Bearikade weekender. I could never do it packing fo...

In GEAR » How much bear canister do I need/do you use?
November 11, 1:39pm

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