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Buck Nelson (Colter) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Alaska
About Me I have recently retired as a career smokejumper. Like most Backpackinglight members I enjoy my outdoor adventures, such as thru-hiking the AT, CDT, the Desert Trail and PCT. I recently completed a 1,000 mile traverse of northern Alaska. You can see photos and the stories at my website.
CityFairbanks
StateAlaska
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.bucktrack.com

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All Forum Posts by Buck Nelson

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Cases, Controls, what it means
Bill said: "A case was defined as any person having a positive stool specimen for G. lamblia during the study year. A questionnaire was administered by telephone to each case and to controls m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 18, 7:25pm

More numbers
Katy said: So if 17% of the Colorado population of about 4 million in 1977 drank untreated water that would be 680,000 people. Out of these 691 tested positive for giardia, that is a 0.1% lab ident...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 18, 4:21am

Colorado Survey
Hi Katy, It's good that you don't just accept things as they appear to be on the surface. One thing I've learned early on in this research is to step back and ask "here's...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 17, 10:50am

Good points Bill
At some point enough is enough on digging too deep in a blog post. The typical person is unlikely to read all the way through a long post with citations as it is. If it were a paper for peer review...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 17, 7:48am

Re: Re: re: re: Peer review
To quote what I've written earlier: A major theme in the Rockwell paper is that Sierra water on average is purer than San Francisco and LA water. Except for two big factors: these cities filte...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 17, 5:01am

Looking into the giardiasis numbers
Katy said: A one-year retrospective laboratory survey in Colorado revealed that 691 (3%) of 22,743 stool examinations for ova and parasites were positive for Giardia lamblia, a higher percentage th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 17, 4:28am

re: re: Peer review
Bill, by "waterborne giardiasis in the backcountry is a concern" I mean that giardia is often present and drinking the water might result in an infection. No offense intended, but you ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 16, 7:58pm

Control Groups
Katy said: What you did with these numbers was to say: if three times as many people in the infected group drank untreated water then it follows that untreated water is three times as infectious...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 16, 6:23pm

Peer review
That paper maybe hasn't been "peer reviewed" in the sense you imply, but in terms of being read, discussed, and contemplated on by fellow travelers in the Sierra, it most certainly ha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 16, 5:38pm

Giardia Cyst Counts, etc
The cited Rendtorff study seems to be the basis for most or all of the infectious dose numbers. Most people got giardiasis at the 10+ cyst level. Five men got one cyst one time and didn't get g...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 16, 2:24pm

All Reader Reviews by Buck Nelson

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Marmot Hydrogen (2004 model)
I've got an older model with the shorter zipper that weighs 23 oz. I use it with my warm clothing (down jacket, balaclava, long underwear) on the coldest nights. I've slept toasty down into th...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 31, 10:08pm

ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tent
I used this shelter on my Desert Trail hike, Mexico to Canada, followed by three weeks canoeing the Yellowstone River. My shelter...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
November 20, 9:43am

SMD Wild Oasis
I got my Six Moon Designs Wild Oasis for the Pacific Crest Trail. I already had the SMD Lunar Solo, which I love, but decided to save a few more ounces with the Wild Oasis. I planned to switch to the ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
December 14, 5:20pm

Darn Tough Socks Boot Sock Cushion and Full Cushion, Merino Wool
I have been a loyal Smartwool wearer for years. For me, Merino wool is the way to go. On prior thru-hikes Smartwools were very comfortable but seemed to wear out too quickly. So for the PCT I got some...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 03, 10:43pm

ULA Helix "Ice Axe" Potty Trowel
I bought one at the "kick-off" to use on the PCT. It broke when I was chopping snow to melt for drinking water. I was appalled when I looked at the broken pieces to see how weak this "i...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
December 02, 10:56pm

GoLite GoLite customer service
I liked my Golite Infinity pack but the material was too weak. Golite quickly and cheerfully replaced the pack. Unfortunately I hadn't requested a newer model and after nearly two thousand miles t...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 05, 12:05pm

Everestgear.com Customer Service
I hiked the Continental Divide Trail last summer. In New Mexico there were two pieces of new gear I wanted. A friend put in an order with Everestgear.com on my behalf to be delivered to Ghost Ranch. W...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 21, 4:05pm

PossumDown Gloves (BPL Gear Shop)
I used these gloves on my CDT hike. Ultralight hiking is all about tradeoffs, and these gloves were a good compromise. Under normal cool conditions, say to just below freezing, they were quite warm. T...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
November 26, 8:41am

Titanium Goat AGP AGP
I used these poles on my CDT and PCT and Desert Trail hikes. I often hike with a single pole. These are not poles for people hard on gear. If y...

In Trekking Poles
October 08, 1:58pm

Pak-Lite White Super
This is a very good light. I'm giving it a 4 instead of a 5 because this is the Backpackinglight website, and there are other lights that are much smaller, lighter, and do a similarly good job. Fo...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 08, 11:31am