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Al Nichols (everready) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Sh!^^% Ohio
About Me I've been backpacking since the late 70's. I've been to the Tetons, Zion, Bryce, Escalante, the GC, Sequoia, Glacier, Big Bend and many places in Pa. and W.Va. There are so many other places that I want to see, Moab, Ireland, Peru, Iceland, Alaska, Frank Church, Yosemite, etc. I turned 49 this year so I figure I only have 10-15 more years of backpacking left. (Hopefully more). I've made a vow to myself to get in a least one awesome trip per year. So, if you're looking for a partner, drop me a line.
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All Forum Posts by Al Nichols

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Grand Sawtooth Loop, August 2012
Hi, I want to do this loop: http://jjolson.org/Sawtooths/grandsawtoothsloop.htm I am an experienced backpacker,(been backpacking since the late 70's. I'm 50 years old and in decent ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Sawtooth Loop, August 2012
June 25, 6:26pm

Finding stuff
That web page is terrible. How are you supposed to find stuff? I can't even find a search function on the main page.

In Gear Deals » Ex Officio shorts
June 23, 5:07pm

Thanks for the feedback.
I like the idea of the Wonderland trail. I've already been to the Tetons and to Kings Canyon. I've never been to Oregon though. Thanks again for the input, Al

In Pre-Trip Planning » Where to take 20 year old daughter?
June 14, 7:34pm

Where to take 20 year old daughter?
I think I finally have my daughter talked into a short backpacking trip. Now I just need to find a place to take her; someplace that isn't too high, too cold, too hot, too big, too small, has p...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Where to take 20 year old daughter?
June 14, 6:07pm

Looking for lightweight, roomy synthetic bag
Hi, I currently have a Montbell UL Spiral Down Hugger #3. It's a great bag but it's just too small for me. I always feel trapped in it. Also the down shifts around too much and leaves ...

In GEAR » Looking for lightweight, roomy synthetic bag
June 06, 4:52pm

Take both.
Use CCF for your trail break, kicking around camp pad and then use it with your inflatable for sleeping.

In GEAR » Pad Options for Cowboy Camping on Sierra Granite at 20 Degrees F
June 05, 6:12pm

Iceland anyone?
I've been getting the urge to visit Iceland this fall. Is anyone here interested in going too? Al

In Pre-Trip Planning » Iceland anyone?
June 04, 6:26pm

Follow up
I just wanted to follow up and give a big thanks to all that contributed info. We flew into Vegas, camped at Valley of Fire. Then we drove to Zion and hiked the Narrows on the first day, did Observ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Road trip/day hike/over night backpacking trip in Utah.
May 31, 5:53pm

Stove
What's the story with the stove? What quality issues are you talking about? Are there any safety concerns? A little more info would be greatly appreciated. Al

In Gear Deals » 100% Rebate on Bulin B5 Stove
April 15, 4:38pm

Winds
We were there last August. We did the entire length, north to south. The northern part is much more rugged. It took us about 8 days. The altitude was a BIG factor for me. If you're from flatla...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Must see locations in the Wind Rivers, later August?
March 19, 7:01pm

All Reader Reviews by Al Nichols

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Jansport Rainier
It weighs about the same as most internal packs, (non-UL). It has plenty of storage, pockets, and adjustments. I've modified mine a bit; I took off the pocket that goes on the main compartment and...

In Backpacks - External Frame
May 25, 6:42pm