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Nelson Sherry (nsherry61) - BPL Guest

My Locale Mid-Willamette Valley
About Me First backpack trip, age 5, 1966. Hiked, climbed, raced bicycles, x-country skied, white water canoed, all until married with children and academics. Now getting back.
CityMonmouth
StateOR
CountryUnited States

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Re: Frameless Packs: Avoiding the tube with straps?
Okay, so I oversimplified my description previously because I was in a hurry and typing on my phone, and thought the idea would come across just fine. The following is how I actually regularly pac...

In GEAR » Frameless Packs: Avoiding the tube with straps?
May 15, 8:26pm

Re: Bikepacking...Literally.
Sound like a fun adventure. I'd try and pack anything I need access to in as small front pack, or the very top of the main pack, and then not worry to much about having to get into the main pac...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bikepacking...Literally.
May 15, 8:30am

Re: Frameless Packs: Avoiding the tube with straps?
1) Separate your gear into two halves so you can stuff your pack as two tubes of gear, one on the left and one on the right. I used to use two stuff sacks stuffed into my pack vertically, side by s...

In GEAR » Frameless Packs: Avoiding the tube with straps?
May 15, 8:17am

Re: Hard data on fuel efficiency of Sidewinder Caldera cone systems
I like Esbit or alcohol for small volumes of water like a cup or two. When I start boiling a liter or so for two or more people, I run out of patience and go for a canister stove. Any of the stov...

In GEAR » Hard data on fuel efficiency of Sidewinder Caldera cone systems
May 08, 9:41pm

Re: Sun Hats - Full Brim vs Ball cap with neck cape/bandana
I'll take my Tilly brimmed hat over a billed hat any time except in winter under a hood. The brim is way more complete sun protection and rain deflection, and better at holding a mosquito net t...

In GEAR » Sun Hats - Full Brim vs Ball cap with neck cape/bandana
April 30, 9:24pm

Fuel cell
I wonder how light one could build a fuel cell that could boil water and charge my phone? Maybe fuel could be a little CO2 style hydrogen cartridge ;p Think of the efficiency.

In GEAR » Alternative battery chargers AKA thinking outside of the box.
April 26, 11:35pm

Re: N. Coast Trail
"If you want to {avoid} crowds and bureaucracy and have a similar experience head north to the tip of the Island and hike the North Coast Trail. More challenging, equally beautiful." N...

In Pre-Trip Planning » W Coast Trail vs. W Coast Trail?
April 23, 10:34pm

Re: Help me plan an amazing 1st Oregon trip
The two mountain passes out of Eugene are Willamette Pass (southeast) and McKenzie Pass (northeast). The old McKenzie highway will likely be closed into June or July (maybe open June this year), b...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help me plan an amazing 1st Oregon trip
April 23, 10:25pm

Re: Shoe sizing - how big is too big?
I would argue that the right width and the right arch placement are more important than length. People get all worked up about length when even an inch to long isn't bad if the arch fits your ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Shoe sizing - how big is too big?
April 23, 9:51pm

Re: Using Trail Runners With Snowshoes
I quite like trail runners and snowshoes.

In Winter Hiking » Spring Snow Camping Skin Out Weight
April 23, 8:27am

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