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Kevin Burton (burtonator) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale norcal
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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What knot iphone app.
This is a SWEET app. Especially if you ring your phone outdoors. It has tons of knots in it and background and step by step directions. Anyway. It's the Columbia 'what knot' app...

In GEAR » What knot iphone app.
August 27, 3:31pm

logical fallacy...
Not trying to be rude at all but this is not very helpful. Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Better data would be: - stats from vendors in total number of reported fabric fai...

In GEAR » Cuben fiber failure? Any updates since 2008?
August 27, 12:26pm

Kuma.
I have a Kuma and I have to admit that I do remember some slippage. It seemed to be every 2 hours or so. I wasn't sure if it was me at first not tightening enough or it the pack was just slip...

In GEAR » Question for Gossamer Gear 2012 Pack Owners
August 27, 12:12pm

fed bear
It MAY work but remember a bear can get through an opsack. Bears have super hero sense of smell. They can find a carcass from MILES away. Your opsack probably won't prevent them from fin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Opsack instead of hanging food
August 27, 11:55am

Re: Depends
Do you feel comfortable doing that even with the potential of freak rain? It could save your life... (hypothermia). For 200g or so is it really worth the weight savings? What do you do if it...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Have any of you ditched trekking poles as you've lightened your weight?
August 27, 11:00am

Near death experiences (or close calls) on the trail?
Have any of you had any near death experiences or close calls while on the trail? Hypothermia? Broken legs? etc. Would be nice to hear from real world experiences so we can all be a bit more ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Near death experiences (or close calls) on the trail?
August 27, 10:59am

Cuben fiber failure? Any updates since 2008?
There was a large thread about cuben fiber from 2008 and one of the main points is that none of the manufacturers would provide a warranty regarding fabric failure. I think I'm ok adding cub...

In GEAR » Cuben fiber failure? Any updates since 2008?
August 27, 10:57am

Have any of you ditched trekking poles as you've lightened your weight?
I love my trekking poles but as my gear gets lighter they seem more and more optional. Have any of you ditched them completely? ALL of my gear is now 13 lbs... my pack is 8 lbs. I need to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Have any of you ditched trekking poles as you've lightened your weight?
August 27, 10:45am

here is one way to do it.
There are two schools of though here. At least in my head: 1. Figure out how many calories you will burn per day, pack that many calories. 2. Figure out how many meals and how often you wa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Calorie Consumption
August 26, 11:48pm

tarp blown away
Also, to prevent my tarp from NEVER blowing away I use a carabiner to firmly attach it to my hammock. It would need to lift ME off the ground which would be a pretty insane storm. I try to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 1st night camping with tarp, what did I do wrong?
August 24, 6:06pm

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