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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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Tales of 20 miles days... or how to do 20 miles and make it effortless.
My previous routing, when I had a 35 lb pack, was to hike in 5-8 miles, then setup camp and be done for the day. I now have a 7 lb base weight and find myself wanting to do more and more mil...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tales of 20 miles days... or how to do 20 miles and make it effortless.
August 12, 9:07pm

Cool idea for a trailhead shower for when you get back to the car.
You need three things: - scentless soap - towel - 1L water bottles. (2-3 if you want) Fill the water bottles and keep them in your trunk. When you get back to the car at the end of the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cool idea for a trailhead shower for when you get back to the car.
August 09, 12:25pm

Re: Wait times
having a queue also has the advantage that you can re-order the queue and build N components at once. For example, if you get 5 orders for a pack with a specific length belt, you can work on tha...

In GEAR » Why do we have to wait for gear?
August 08, 12:01pm

Re: Why do we have to wait for gear?
Entrepreneur here. It can be hard for smaller companies to prioritize training and scaling out the operation. It means you have to stop what you're doing and train new employees and it seem...

In GEAR » Why do we have to wait for gear?
August 08, 10:28am

Re: Backcountry Navigator Pro
I use BNP too... I like it... it works. You should probably purchase the AccuTerra maps. Couple caveats. 1. use map bundles. Don't store things into the main tile cache. The main ti...

In GEAR » best app for navigation/GPS for a smart phone
August 08, 10:22am

best two way sat communicator?
I need to get a satellite communicator for work. I spend too much time outside and if there is a work emergency I need them to be able to msg me so I can bail and head back to civilization. The...

In GEAR » best two way sat communicator?
August 07, 1:56pm

Re: re: Perseids - best viewing within 4 hrs of SF?
I just got back from Emigrant last week and the mosquitoes were fine.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » perseids
August 07, 12:55pm

Re: Re: Pounds of food and calories per day?
what's your daily mileage too?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Pounds of food and calories per day?
August 07, 11:18am

Pounds of food and calories per day?
How many lbs of food do you guys pack for a full day of hiking. I'm re-evaluating my load and probably bumping up my food intake to see if I can cover more miles. Just curious what other ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Pounds of food and calories per day?
August 07, 10:54am

Everything.
Pretty much EVERYTHING I can't eat when I'm back in the world. I eat paleo so all this food makes me sick and fat over time. but when I"m in the woods it really isn't a pro...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Is there something you eat in the backcountry that you don't eat otherwise?
August 07, 10:53am

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