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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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The math around fill power and loft and jacket comparison.
So I'm comparing differing down jackets and trying to compare jackets with different fill weights and different fill power. So I obviously can't compare them head on because it's app...

In GEAR » The math around fill power and loft and jacket comparison.
February 16, 9:24pm

Double duty for silnylon rainpants/jacket as a vapor barrier liner during winter.
I've been looking at silnylon rainpaints/jacket as a plan B option for backpacking. I don't plan on doing many miles and the main perk here is if my shelter is destroyed due to a stick o...

In GEAR » Double duty for silnylon rainpants/jacket as a vapor barrier liner during winter.
February 16, 2:09am

don't want to feel like a jerk.
> It is however because of these kind of cases that REI and other companies have changed their return policies. I'd honestly RATHER they do that... this way I don't feel like a jerk w...

In GEAR » Return dilemma
February 14, 7:49pm

hat
I just bought this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B7GH76G/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 it's a bit pricey when compared to army surplus but I'm still pretty h...

In GEAR » Wool Watch Cap Recommendations
February 11, 2:07pm

The 2 Ms...
The two Ms... Melatonin and Marijuana. ... for Marijuana get an indica strain. I'm surprised more people don't discuss it here. Safer than alcohol and VERY lightweight. It...

In GEAR » Sleep aids
February 08, 8:11pm

California snow depth levels... Jan 2014 vs Jan 2013... frightening stuff!
I found these two images comparing snow depth levels. http://imgur.com/a/c9N1C this is really disturbing. I hope we start catching up on snow but it's getting later in the season.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » California snow depth levels... Jan 2014 vs Jan 2013... frightening stuff!
February 06, 7:29pm

mainstream
... I think one issue that was brought up is that for cuben to be mainstream it needs to be in gear that last for more than one season. Adding the extra bulk might put it on par with the weight ...

In GEAR » When will cuben fiber become reasonably affordable.
February 05, 4:38pm

Re: Re: When will cuben fiber become reasonably affordable
this is a price fluctuation not a trend... just look at it over time and the price is falling. I don't have data for cuben (because I couldn't find it) but literally ALL technology in th...

In GEAR » When will cuben fiber become reasonably affordable.
February 04, 9:31pm

Re: Re: When will cuben fiber become reasonably affordable.
> I'm not sure that it is necessary to spend $600-$900 to get a decent cuben fiber tarp Oh ... yes but I have 3 of them and a cuben fiber tarp is $200-300 http://zpacks.com/shelter/ha...

In GEAR » When will cuben fiber become reasonably affordable.
February 04, 9:11pm

When will cuben fiber become reasonably affordable.
Cuben fiber, like all technology, will become cheaper over time. However, right now it's > 2x more than silnylon. I still can't really justify buying a cuben tarp... mostly because...

In GEAR » When will cuben fiber become reasonably affordable.
February 04, 8:58pm

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