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Steven Nelson (slnsf) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Northern California
About Me Steve Nelson, Winter Systems Editor, has been backpacking and playing in the snow since he was a kid growing up in upstate New York. Now living in California, he backpacks throughout the Sierra Nevada and Cascades, and has a special love for winter camping, snowshoeing and backcountry skiing. He likes to travel fast and light, is always on the lookout for ways to safely shave ounces from gear, and never met a storm he didn't enjoy.

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Pictures, comments
Hi Roger - a fine article, as always. Several of the photos are mine (perhaps ones I sent to you for a previous tent article I edited or for other past work). It would be nice to get the credits...

In Editor's Roundtable » Camping in the Snow
November 29, 5:20pm

Pitching in rain
Ray - Did you ever get a chance to pitch it in the rain? We're looking for a tent to share with the kids, too - but I lean toward external-pole (or sleeved-pole) models that keep the inner ...

In Editor's Roundtable » MSR Carbon Reflex 3 Tent Review
May 11, 4:11pm

Video, Music
Damien - great video, really capturing the joy of the trip. A question: can you post the names of the songs you used? The groups are mentioned in the credits, but it would be nice to know the ti...

In Editor's Roundtable » Trip Report: 2010 Teton Crest Expedition
March 01, 11:02am

And a few words from the slow n' easy team...
Kim and I had a great time joining Darin and Mike on the trip - but took a different approach due to this being Kim's first real snow camping trip (she has lots of experience skiing, snowshoein...

In Editor's Roundtable » Crater Lake Snowshoe Video Essay
March 18, 8:56pm

Nessmuk's canoe
Thanks, guys. The photos of Nessmuk's canoe, the gorgeous guideboat, and other sights before the hike were all taken at the Adirondack Museum, a place I highly recommend for kids and adults ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Adirondacks Advice
July 19, 9:44pm

West Canada Lakes
David - I grew up near the Adirondacks and have backpacked and canoed there extensively. West Canada Lakes is a beautiful area, and would be a fine choice for a first trip with the group. The...

In Post-Trip Reports » Adirondacks Advice
July 18, 11:45am

Beautiful...
Absolutely beautiful photos, Chris. Makes me want to visit there, and rivals my home base of the Adirondacks for fall beauty. Also would love to see a report on the Stephenson - is one in the wo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Photo Essay
March 19, 11:49am

Re: Hilleberg Allak, Jannu
I have a Jannu and a Saivo, and they have partial sleeves as well. I've not pitched the Jannu yet in really strong winds, but have done so with the Saivo, and it's quite easy. Just need ...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Allak, Jannu
February 27, 8:25pm

Re: Re: Solo pitch of Hillebergs
Roger said: >When the dome has many crossing poles I usually call it a >geodesic dome, as do many others. These are much stronger - >but also much heavier. The Saivo has 7 poles! Very...

In Editor's Roundtable » Pitching a Tent in the Snow
February 27, 8:11pm

Spindrift and mesh tents
One other point that must be made about tarptents and 3-season tents is that, while they certainly can be used in winter (the pictures of the Cloudburst at Yosemite and the Brawny Tarptent at Lasse...

In Editor's Roundtable » Pitching a Tent in the Snow
February 26, 1:12pm

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