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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.
CityPasadena
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.trailjournals.com/don

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Filler method
How many days food are you planning for? I have the Weekender and have managed 9 days--8 days in the canister and carry the first days food in my pack. As Nick said it depends a lot on your food ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Using the "filler" method with a bear can
March 14, 3:41pm

MLD at SoCal GGG...sorta!
"be an unofficial MLD mid rep" Ya gotta start somewhere Stephen. Maybe you'll end up with a whole new career. All kidding aside that great you'll be bringing up some of ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
March 14, 12:36pm

Solar Charger
I'll be the 4th or 5th or... vote for the Suntactics sCharger 5. I hike with a couple of friends that share one for their multitude of electronic items and constant facebooking. It does the jo...

In GEAR » best solar charger right now? march 14"
March 12, 6:58pm

OHT
I hiked the trail in 2010. Information about that trip can be found here: http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=10424 We stayed at some of the campsites you listed. At a few places...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ozark Highlands Trail questions
March 12, 12:02pm

Hip belt
I'm with Malto on this. My pack is normally light enough that it doesn't matter. For a shorter trips I use a GG Murmer that has a 3/4 belt that good as a hip belt holder and not much else....

In Philosophy & Technique » Do you unbuckle your hip belt when hiking down hill?
March 10, 9:35pm

Try before buying
There will be lots of different tents you could look at/get in/try at the GGG/SOCAL in Apr. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=8...

In GEAR » Try before buying?
March 10, 1:38pm

Stove
There may be some info in this article to help you make a choice. There are certainly newer and lighter stoves that have come out since it was written but there is still useful info to he had. h...

In GEAR » Recommend me a canister stove.
March 09, 6:34pm

GGG/SoCal
What's your 2 year old's base weight? :-) There are a couple of guys bringing children. One 4 year old and a 7 year old (I think). Others may be up there who have backpacked with their ch...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
March 07, 2:25pm

ZPacks twin
FWIW I can vouch for seller and the tent. I personally know both. This is good deal for a great shelter. Disclaimer--this endorsement was not paid for nor solicited by the seller.:)

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Hexamid Twin
March 07, 11:44am

GGG/SoCal
Bumpy time. I'm happy to say there are now 32 planning to attend. If your still on the fence about coming just do it. It won't be long before we reach critical mass in terms of space at ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
March 05, 11:11pm

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