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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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GGG/SOCAL
We have about 43 signed up including family members and a few tentative attendees. Many say they are coming on Sat and staying overnight. A lesser number are signed on for all three days and a few...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
March 16, 11:11pm

Training Hikes
As Craig mentions there are a lot of options beyond Echo. 3 routes up to inspiration point (and three routes back) making for 9 different semi-loops. Combine the hike with an overnight stay at Mt....

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » San Gabriel Valley folks, what are your favorite training hikes?
March 16, 9:51pm

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

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