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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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FS: Montbell EX LIGHT DOWN JACKET MEN'S
I'm selling a medium gunmetal grey Montbell EX LIGHT DOWN JACKET MEN'S http://www.montbell.us/products/disp.php?p_id=2301344 The jacket is in excellent shape. I've only used it 2...

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell EX LIGHT DOWN JACKET MEN'S
February 18, 5:40pm

Re: The math around fill power and loft and jacket comparison.
> Western Mountaineering does post the fill weight of their jackets see... this is why I avoid using superlatives. the vendors I picked all were not using fill weights. Kudos to Western ...

In GEAR » The math around fill power and loft and jacket comparison.
February 18, 2:33pm

nice.
I found it at a local store in stock in medium. http://www.downworks.com/downworks/Welcome.html They have 3 other jackets in stock in medium in the three other colors but I got the last gunme...

In GEAR » The math around fill power and loft and jacket comparison.
February 18, 1:09pm

spreadsheet
I created a spreadsheet with all this data: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkBAy3nnEh65dEtpNlpzSXJpa0NLMDNlZFZpa1I1Wmc&usp=sharing I only added the down jackets that looked ...

In GEAR » The math around fill power and loft and jacket comparison.
February 16, 10:56pm

Re: Re: The math around fill power and loft and jacket comparison.
yes... you would have to factor in the amount of cloth too. However, in terms of heat, I don't think it's giving you much. Maybe take in the total weight of the garment too. The Ex L...

In GEAR » The math around fill power and loft and jacket comparison.
February 16, 10:06pm

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

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