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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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Re: Buck
You kind of think he did what? You said "Despite your claim that 78% saying they didn't get sick is evidence to the contrary, that just isn't the case." Roger said that only th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
October 02, 10:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Rockwell report and Giardia:Let's Talk Science
It seems the scientific thing to do would be to give examples of cherry picking and a reliance on anecdotal evidence, regardless of what he meant. Getting back to the actual science of the matt...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
October 02, 8:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Rockwell report and Giardia:Let's Talk Science
Bob said "Buck, if you read Roger's words more carefully, he did not refer to your anecdotes as cherry-picked." Roger's post following his "cherry-picked anecdotes" c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
October 01, 3:22am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Rockwell report and Giardia:Let's Talk Science
Roger, My two cited scientific studies are not cherry-picked anecdotes so please don't refer to them as such. You said: I took this to mean they were all on one trip. OK, so that's on...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 30, 7:45pm

Re: interpreting the data on giardia risks
Good stuff as usualsbill9000. You said: 3) If you read it as saying that untreated Sierra water is safer than what millions of people in SF and LA drink, you might want to look at the evidence. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 30, 7:15pm

Re: Re: Rockwell report and Giardia:Let's Talk Science
Thanks sbill9000 for all the hard work. Again, that's the kind of data-based discussion I wanted to see here. Seemingly convincing quotes like the one below are extremely misleading because ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 30, 11:55am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Rockwell report and Giardia:Let's Talk Science
Roger, It seems obvious you still haven't read what I've written. I've got clickable links above at 09/27/2012 20:44:53. From the first study: Twenty-five...campers had stools e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 30, 5:29am

Re: Re: Rockwell report and Giardia:Let's Talk Science
And it's wise to remember that the only two cited before/after studies I could find showed at least 5% of people were picking up giardiasis on a single camping trip. So far "all roads l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 29, 5:54am

My opinion doesn't debunk Rockwell, the science does
One thing that makes the Rockwell paper dangerous (and it was dangerous enough for me personally that I ended up at a hospital) is that it cites so many scientific papers that it's easy to conc...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 28, 7:26pm

The debunking of the giardiasis "science"
Hi Bill, Only by establishing some baseline scientific facts can a rational risk assessment be made. I think the Rockwell paper has been solidly debunked. Not nitpicking at little points, but...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 27, 8:44pm

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