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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.
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velcro question
The velcro is normal velcro not omnitape. I put hook on one side and loop on the other, so when you pack it up you can join them together and keep them away from other stuff. I made it to wrap un...

In Gear Swap » FS Down Quilt
October 15, 11:53am

Down Hood now added
I am adding a Down Hood that makes this a warmer sleeping system. Additional weight is 3.6 oz. The hood is fully baffled and three dimensional. With the hood stuck to your head, you can sleep on...

In Gear Swap » FS Down Quilt
October 15, 9:53am

Quilt Still for sale
Dave, I responded this morning.

In Gear Swap » FS Down Quilt
October 14, 9:04pm

As for Length, it is good for me at six feet tall, I can't recommend it to someone a lot taller. The widest Girth is 54 inches. When it was 15 degrees, I had on mid weight thermals and the equi...

In Gear Swap » FS Down Quilt
October 13, 7:30pm

Down Quilt
More photos

In Gear Swap » FS Down Quilt
October 13, 1:51pm

FS Down Quilt-Sold
I made this quilt with materials from Thru-Hiker: 1.1 oz Ripstop, 800+ down. Weight is 20 oz. and I have had it down to 15 degrees. 2 1/2 to 3 inches of loft. It has a draft collar at neck to seal...

In Gear Swap » FS Down Quilt
October 13, 1:49pm

Keep it wide enough
My only advice would be to add extra width for the quilt. I am always surprised by how much the quilt "narrows" after you stuff it. And on a cold an windy night, I am always wanting mor...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Down Quilt
October 07, 6:17pm

Stay tuned..
I grabbed some fabric today, and I'm thinking of making a couple of shaped tarps-like the BPL MYOG project tarp. Maybe a little longer. I'm also thinking of a big three person tarp. I...

In Gear Swap » FS One Person Tarp
October 07, 6:10pm

MOre Tarps
I'm thinking it over. I'll decide tomorrow and post it here. -Scott

In Gear Swap » FS One Person Tarp
October 06, 6:36pm

Bivy Sold
Dave-"on the couchagain" has claimed the bivy. Waiting on payment.

In Gear Swap » FS Meteor Bivy
October 05, 9:54pm

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