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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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25 years and changing weight
Hmmm. 25 years ago (okay it was really 30+ years) I weighed about 165 lbs and remember dancing over boulders with a 90 lb pack as I headed out for a 10 day climbing expedition. Now, I carry a 3...

In GEAR » what 25+ years will do..
April 12, 8:31pm

Re: Cuben = Low Condensation?
Two things I can think of that may play a roll in condensation. 1) Poor heat conductivity between the inside and outside surfaces. 2) Having a surface of the fabric that is slightly more hydropho...

In GEAR » Cuben = Low Condensation?
April 12, 2:31pm

Re: UV
"You still consume live "bugs"" Sorry for the careless wording. But hey, live food, better nutritional content. ;)

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze vs Aquamira Drops. The argument.
April 09, 12:01pm

Re: The Hype of Dehydration and Heatstroke
Okay, I can't resist this one. . . 1) Marathon runners don't run marathons without drinking anything. They just don't drink nearly as much as they sweat out. 2) The linked article is...

In Philosophy & Technique » The Hype of Dehydration and Heatstroke
April 09, 11:53am

Re: Sawyer Squeeze vs Aquamira Drops. The argument.
1) Aquamira costs less. 2) If you rarely treat your water carrying a filter is extra weight for something you don't expect to use or use only rarely. 3) The filter does nothing to protect you...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze vs Aquamira Drops. The argument.
April 09, 10:57am

Re: Re: Pasta for FBC
I also generally rotate through the different grains as BG suggests. I find couscous the most versital because it actually rehydrates well and quickly in cold water and can make a good pasta salsa ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Pasta for FBC
April 08, 11:06am

Re: Backup Stove
I frequently take some Esbit tabs as both stove backup and fire starter. For winter, I figure on fire as stove backup, using the Esbit only to help start wet wood.

In GEAR » Backup Stove
April 08, 10:38am

Re: No Love for the jetboil?
I've played with all kinds of stoves over the years. I frequently take two stoves to try out some new system or technique. And, it frustrates the hell out of me, but I keep going back to the je...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Eating on the Trail
April 02, 3:32pm

Re: Re: Snowshoe sizing
Shorter ones are a bit easier to walk with. Longer ones have better float . . . no duh. Early season with fresher snow, you'll wish you had 45"shoes, especially off trail. Spring, on packe...

In GEAR » Snowshoe sizing
April 02, 9:03am

Re: Shoes
I have a pair of Inov8 trail running shoes in 15 and they are really great. Inov8 only makes about 3 or 4 models in size 15, but all it takes is one good one. Other companies will often make one ...

In GEAR » Ultralight Clothing/Gear for the very tall person
April 01, 11:49pm

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