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Stephen Nelson (stephenn6289) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Sunshine State
About Me I am 18 years old an an avid hiker who just recently converted to the ultralight way of thinking. I hate that I live about 8 hours away from my favorite national park-Great Smoky Mountains National park. I love backpacking with my friends and family and am looking forward to what the future may bring.
CityOcala
StateFlorida
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.xanga.com/stephenn6289
My PDF Gear ListAT in June

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All Forum Posts by Stephen Nelson

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Appalachian Trail section covering GA, NC, & TN
These are all from my early June Appalachian Trail Trip with my friends. It was my first truly ultralight trip. We averaged 18+ miles a day along the AT. I carried an average of about 12 lbs. We hi...

In Photo Gallery » Appalachian Trail section covering GA, NC, & TN
June 09, 3:11pm

begeek

In User Test Forum » begeek
June 09, 3:04pm

BPL pack liner
I recently purchased the BPL pack liners. I put it in my pack and it fit all my gear nicely, but it seems awkward to get a good seal at the top. What have you found that works best, especially when...

In GEAR » BPL pack liner
May 22, 8:28pm

enjoying backpacking
I first decided to go light in order to enjoy backpacking more. I hated the burden of heavy loads that were unnecessary. In your journey toward going light, what single change made the entire exper...

In Philosophy & Technique » enjoying backpacking
May 19, 7:51pm

Re: Jacks R Better Quilts
I have a JRB stealth. I haven't field tested it yet, but I did try it out on 40 degree night in my back yard. It was fine, no problem at all. Sometimes I have to "fluff" it like putti...

In GEAR » Jacks R Better Quilts
May 15, 4:44pm

Re: Re: RE: lightest alcohol stove & pot setup
John, I think elite#2 and heineken has that beat at about 1.7 oz

In GEAR » lightest alcohol stove & pot setup
May 06, 6:12am

thanks again
All very helpful techniques. I really like Jason's setup, but It isn't as simple or light as the elite and my heineken. I'm sold on it it nathan. Minibulldesigns responded back again an...

In GEAR » lightest alcohol stove & pot setup
May 05, 8:08pm

Re: Re: RE: lightest alcohol stove & pot setup
nathan:I like your idea and it looks good, but I wonder have you actually tried doing this with the heineken? I e-mailed mininbulldesign as follows >I was checking out some of your products a...

In GEAR » lightest alcohol stove & pot setup
May 05, 2:29pm

lightest alcohol stove & pot setup
I have fooled around with esbit a little, but I really like the benefits of alcohol. What is the lighest setup for an alcohol stove. I would also like to use a heineken beer can for my pot. So I am...

In GEAR » lightest alcohol stove & pot setup
May 05, 12:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: AT in June
thanks again for you input, all things to consider. also, I may go with my smart wool socks for sleeping.

In Gear Lists » AT in June
April 28, 11:31pm

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Nelson

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Inov8 Flyroc 310
These are designed as trail running shoes, which makes them perfect for lightweight backpacking. They have lots of heel cushion, excellent grip, good fit for me, and are light. Mine are a size 13 and ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
March 22, 9:59pm

Jacks R Better Fast and very helpful
I had a lot of questions when ordering from Jacks R Better. They promptly answered 2 emails and I called them. Jack himself answered the phone and descibed everything very clearly. I placed my order a...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 27, 8:32pm

Jacks R Better Stealth
Disclaimer:this is merely first impresions, as I have yet to test this quilt in the field yet. I find the quality of this quilt to be great. It is very well designed. I own the long size and it is ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
February 27, 8:25pm

Gorillapod SLR
an amazingly useful and sturdy tripod for even heavy SLR cameras. It is light (5.8 oz) and very durable. I love it

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
January 25, 12:20pm

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
If weight comes before longevity, this may be the one for you. It is a good length for me (6 feet) if I place it from my shoulder to my lower back. It durability is definitley limited.

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
January 25, 12:18pm

Photon Freedom Micro (White)
This is the best light I have used. It is small, light (.4 oz), and more useful than a headlamp. Its handly clip attaches to any hat brim or shirt. It also has some amazing microprocessor features whi...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 25, 12:14pm

McNett AquaMira Water Treatment
This si the lightest and best water treatment I have used yet. It is easy(no pumping), fast (add it and go, but you still have to wait 30 min. to consume), but a little on the expensive side. Over tim...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
January 25, 12:12pm

MSR Whisperlite regular
My rating is $ sensitive here. It really depends on what you are looking for. What I like best about it is is high fuel efficiency and ability to cook for a large number of people (I have done 4). The...

In Stoves - White Gas
January 25, 12:08pm

North Face Beeline 900
it is one of the lightest full covering mummies available. It is very soft, light, and compressable. I like its weight a lot too, just 20.5 oz for a large size. It is a great sleeping bag.

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 25, 12:05pm

Evernew .9 Liter pot
Very good pot, with some minor imperfections. I like that it is light and durable. but the handle insulator tend to burn up if you don't watch them and the lid is rather heavy. other than that it ...

In Cookware - Titanium
January 25, 12:02pm