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John Nielsen (johndn) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Matanuska Valley, Alaska
About Me I grew up in the NW hiking, backpacking and then mountaineering. Lived in the jungle of Paraguay then homesteaded near Denali during the 80's. Great place to raise kids. Moved toward the coast, more people, and jobs. Present vocation, teaching High School Science. Love to get out doing just about anything. We are blessed with wonderful country which starts at our door. Lightening up is getting new attention as we age.
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So Sorry
I've been traveling and haven't kept up on the forum. I don't know the size of the belt and torso exactly. Still traveling. It would be at least 40 waist and 45 chest, but could be mo...

In Gear Swap » FS: Aarn Natural Balance Pack
April 30, 5:57pm

FS: Aarn Natural Balance Pack
Body pack from Aarn. The Natural Balance model, size large, approx. 83L with the front and back combined. I have had this several years but used it once. Doesn't fit me correctly. $120 plu...

In Gear Swap » FS: Aarn Natural Balance Pack
April 18, 2:15pm

Hilleberg Anjan 2
The Anjan 2 targets the light weight backpacking couple as well. It is heavier, mine is down to 52 ounces, has one entrance (tunnel tent), and good space. What sets it apart in my view is that it...

In Editor's Roundtable » REI Dash 2 (2-Person, Double Wall) Tent Review
April 08, 11:31pm

Bushwacking, YES!
Loved your article and pictures. Bushwacking is another thing altogether. It sounds like you are up to enjoying and progressing with this insanity. I grew up doing it in Washington and have since...

In Editor's Roundtable » From Bushwick to Bushwhack: UL Compromises deep in the ADK wilderness
November 07, 1:09pm

windtech hat
Where do you find the turtle fur windtech hat? I'm not familiar with this one. Can't find it on the net. Oops, just noticed Will's note, no longer available.

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 3: M-SUL Base Weight Gear Lists
June 08, 2:22am

Re: Depression and Wilderness, Part 2: Wilderness May Not Be Enough
I also thank you. There was a time when I expected the wilderness to provide some answers to my metaphysical and emotional questions and needs. Like many of you I spent lots of time in wilder...

In Editor's Roundtable » Depression and Wilderness, Part 2: Wilderness May Not Be Enough
November 15, 2:14am

FS: Bush Buddy Ultra
Bush Buddy barely used. $98 including shipping USA

In Gear Swap » FS: Bush Buddy Ultra
October 27, 3:38pm

FS: MLD Supermid Innernet
Excellent condition. $160 SOLD

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Supermid Innernet
May 11, 1:20am

Searching for the trail?
When the trail is sketchy or when following animal trails I find it counterproductive to focus on staying on the trail or finding the trail. Know where you want to end up in a couple hours and cal...

In Editor's Roundtable » On-Trail Route Finding: When the Trail is Hard to Follow
May 08, 3:49am

WTB: Cocoon ul60 pants
Looking for size xl or large.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Cocoon ul60 pants
October 24, 9:22pm

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