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Dug Shelby (Pittsburgh) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Bay Area
About Me Dad was a Boy Scout Troop Leader, and for years I thought that was his job. Always wanted to grow up to be him. Clearly remember accompanying the "big guys" on their hikes into the Sierras when I was 5, 6, 7 years old. Dad passed away this last year, and I've decided after 15 years of not slapping on a pack, I'm going out. I've been motorcycle camping for the last 6 years, but that's a different animal...Just hiked 2,000 miles of the PCT in '11. Riding CA to NY in '12.
CitySacramento Area
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All Forum Posts by Dug Shelby

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Great stuff!
Hey Casey, check your PM! And thanks for the ideas, Adam. I'm going to be doing a lot of camping along the way, as my budget will be low. I'm still recovering from my PCT hike (financial...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Coast to Coast on a Bamboo Recumbent
March 17, 2:15am

Not to be a jerk, either, John... But part of the "life-desirable" equation is whether or not, in 100 years, anyone wants my old crusty metal bike frame, much less my ability to ride i...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Coast to Coast on a Bamboo Recumbent
March 10, 12:26am

How comfortable is it in relation to the old NeoAir? Was looking for a Neo Air for my cross country bike trip, but that's a (great!) but steep price for me. Someone will enjoy it! :) Dug h...

In Gear Swap » Neo Air XLITE LARGE
March 06, 5:43pm

Coast to Coast on a Bamboo Recumbent
Hey all! This summer I'm going to be heading out from California and heading, eventually, to New York. The bike I'll be using is a recumbent medium constructed of bamboo, and at this...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Coast to Coast on a Bamboo Recumbent
February 25, 10:49pm

If anyone's interested:
I've set up a blog to track my preparations & update on the trip here:

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » So how many bicyclist read this forum?
February 25, 10:40pm

Coast to Coast this Summer...
I hiked 2,000 miles of the PCT last year, and decided this summer I'm going to ride from CA to NY. I'm using everything I have learned about lightweight backpacking and applying it to my jo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » So how many bicyclist read this forum?
February 25, 10:39pm

Re: Quality gear for little people
Kat! Seriously check out the Yama Mountain GearS' "Stratiform I" tarp! I think it's just what you'd like! Dug

In GEAR » Dear Santa...
November 28, 10:02pm

I would agree...
Pack covers. Those little waterproof metal match holders. Any kind of water bottle. Free, lightweight alternatives in any trash can. Groundsheet. Grab some free Tyvek from a construction s...

In GEAR » 10 things not to buy for backpacking
November 28, 9:55pm

Ditto Ryan on the sunscreen. The reflection of the sun off the snow can really burn you, even if you're wearing sunscreen. Muir Pass was especially bad. I used a "Sierra Sniveller"...

In Gear Lists » Preleminary PCT/JMT Gear List
November 27, 3:11pm

True about my system vs. other backpackers systems. Although, of the chemical options used on the PCT this last year, bleach was the #1 option. It's light, effective, and easy. It does not ...

In Gear Lists » Preleminary PCT/JMT Gear List
November 26, 9:55pm

All Reader Reviews by Dug Shelby

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Dirty Girl Gaiters
I just bought a new pair for my PCT thru-hike. I wanted a gaiter name that would be PCT friendly, so I went with "Not Potable." I had a couple pair of good but heavy low gaiters from a gr...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
March 20, 6:46pm

MSR Titan Kettle
Love this kettle. My impressions after using it for a while now: [] It's wider, squat profile is really well suited for the type of home-made cat food can stoves I use most. The flame throw...

In Cookware - Titanium
February 18, 3:23am

Patagonia R1 Hoody
I've been the proud owner of this piece for maybe 6 weeks or so. I'm planning on using it on my PCT thru this year. Weight is going to be of the essence, but there were some items I had to...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
January 10, 2:05am

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil
I've ebeen using the same piece of Reynold's Wrap now for the last month, approximately 15 meals. The performance to weight ratio is superb. Like Mr. Skurka noted, replacing it would be ea...

In Stoves - Other
July 19, 2:43am