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scott Nelson (nlsscott) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale So. Calif.
About Me I've been hiking since the 70's. Spent about 20 years in the outdoor retail end of things. I now help teach an outdoor training class with the Sierra Club. I'm a docent at a nearby Nature Center and a volunteer diver at the Aquarium of the Pacific. I like making my own gear.
CitySouth Pasadena
StateCa
CountryUSA

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Got Enough clothes?
I'm surprised that Ryan wears a baselayer top, Hardshell Jacket, and a puffy jacket. Seems to me I'd be cold at some points with only a baselayer and hardshell. The Down Jacket would be to...

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping
December 16, 4:03pm

Patagonia duffle
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In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia black hole duffel 45L, Mountain Hardwear Expedition duffel Large
December 14, 1:33pm

Alum crampon
Dave, I found aluminum 1/8" thick. It is 1 inch by 1 inch angle stock at my local hardware store. It is fairly soft material. It cut easily with a hacksaw. It was cheap and not exotic.

In Make Your Own Gear » Northern Lites Snowshoe Mod
November 28, 11:44pm

Northern Lites Snowshoe Mod
I added an extra crampon cut from Aluminum angle stock. Pop rivets and screws. Done with hand tools. Easier than I thought it would be. Adds 5.5 oz total to the weight of the pair. Now if it w...

In Make Your Own Gear » Northern Lites Snowshoe Mod
November 26, 5:31pm

plantar fasciitis
That arch pain in the morning reminds me of when I had plantar fasciitis. My latest foot problem was in the ball of the foot and when pushing off. Limped around for 6 weeks before finally went to...

In GEAR » Foot pain after a trip: How to prevent in the future?
October 30, 12:19pm

Add traction to Northern Lite Snowshoes? MYOG?
I own both Norhtern Lite Quicksilvers and MSR Lightning Ascent shoes. Snow hiking in Southern California and the Sierras, I find a lot of hard snow where the extra "bite" on the MSRs'...

In Winter Hiking » Add traction to Northern Lite Snowshoes? MYOG?
October 09, 9:23pm

Price drop
I lowered the price on the Black and White pack. This pack was inspired by the "Porter 4400"

In Gear Swap » FS MYOG Packs 40-50-65 lt
October 09, 9:48am

Fabric Choices
On the Red and white pack, everything that "shows" is made with vx07. The extension collar is made with 1.9 Urethane coated Ripstop. I rarely filled up the collar, so it is largely prote...

In Gear Swap » FS MYOG Packs 40-50-65 lt
October 07, 10:42pm

FS MYOG Packs 50-65 lt
Selling three packs that I made myself with top quality materials. I have sold a few packs on BPL before and folks have always been happy with the work and designs. These packs are in good conditi...

In Gear Swap » FS MYOG Packs 40-50-65 lt
October 07, 6:44pm

I'll take the package
I want the lid, cup, TriTri, Scott

In Gear Swap » FS: Evernew 400ml Cup + Sidewinder Ti-Tri Bundle with Rota Locura lid
October 02, 10:44am

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