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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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Changes I'm making to my gear for this season...
I figured I would post this to see if it spawns interesting discussion. I've decided that in a few areas I'm going to go HEAVIER this year. My gear just wasn't cutting it and that h...

In GEAR » Changes I'm making to my gear for this season...
January 23, 4:56pm

reasonably priced wool clothing?
I want to buy a wool top as I think this will work out better for me at night. http://www.amazon.com/Smartwool-Mens-Lightweight-Graphite-Alloy/dp/B006OYMZ22/ref=sr_1_5?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&...

In GEAR » reasonably priced wool clothing?
January 22, 3:34pm

Yosemite flash flood.
I was in Yosemite a couple years back. They had a historic hail and electrical storm that weekend and a woman was actually hit by lightning on half dome. Anyway. I was a few miles east from ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Horror Stories
January 20, 12:14pm

Re: Re: Montbell UL vs UL Tech down pants... significant weight difference..
Sorry... I was out the door at the time and was being rushed. Why the HECK is there a 1/2 lb penalty for 0.3 oz of down ... granted the material is more solid but that's a lot of weight! Se...

In GEAR » Montbell UL vs UL Tech down pants... significant weight difference..
January 19, 12:48pm

Montbell UL vs UL Tech down pants... significant weight difference..
So montbell has TWO pairs of down pants: http://montbell.us/products/disp.php?cat_id=2101&p_id=2301159&gen_cd=1 http://montbell.us/products/disp.php?cat_id=2101&p_id=2301165&g...

In GEAR » Montbell UL vs UL Tech down pants... significant weight difference..
January 18, 3:31pm

more comfortable.
I'm actually more comfortable in a bag... less cold spots. I use my quilt with my hammock so it's kind of mandatory. Otherwise it's a pain dealing with a sleeping pad. I'm go...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Claustrophobia, quilt owners’ secret shame?
January 18, 11:11am

Routes below/near the snow line for winter backpacking
The options for winter backpacking in the bay area are somewhat lame. It would be nice to find some trails that were around the snow line ... Anyone have a good route they can propose?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Routes below/near the snow line for winter backpacking
January 14, 4:28pm

video...
There's a youtube video with two people doing this if you're interested. It's a fun idea. I like the idea of pre-caching food. The only issue could be finding it again and having...

In Winter Hiking » Advice: Ski up 120 to Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center hut
January 12, 10:53am

Re: sounds
A couple tips: 1. make sure your tent/tarp don't rub up against each other. Same with your tent. Also make sure no branches , etc are rubbing up against your tent/tarp. If the wind kicks...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do you get used to animal noises? What about scaredy cats?
January 12, 10:44am

Re: Hiking Partner for Sierras 2014 and day hike training partner
Pick some dates and post a trip that you'd like to do... if you post 30-60 days ahead of your trip you can probably get 2-3 people to join you. I've found it's somewhat harder to o...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Hiking Partner for Sierras 2014 and day hike training partner
January 11, 5:52pm

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