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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.
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Re: Re: Re: New Bear Canister Design
"I still don't understand why a chemical repellent hasn't been developed. It seems like it would have so many applications. There must be something that tastes bad to a bear." ...

In GEAR » New Bear Canister Design
April 01, 11:42pm

Re: I agree on the pillow
I use anything softish I can find and put it in a stuff sack. Inflated 2 L platapus bottle rain gear sun hat unworn cloths unused shelter/cordage various bunches of plant matter shoes (only ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Comfort
March 30, 8:16pm

Re: The Novara is a decent bike
+1 for everything Erik said. REI markets bicycles much like the rest of their products. They are priced fairly, but seldom are the lowest priced or the cutting edge designs. Their return polic...

In GEAR » Bi-Cylce from REI
March 30, 1:40pm

Re: Backcountry Navigator and Paper
+1 for BackCountry Navigator

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Android Map App. with 1:24,000 Resolution TOPO?
March 28, 10:38pm

Re: Why a knife instead of scissors?
What about cutting cheese, spreading peanut butter,slicing bread, digging out slivers, defending yourself against aggressive marmots, or just making small fires in less than ideal conditions. I ...

In GEAR » Why a knife instead of scissors?
March 21, 12:09am

Re: Still going without tp?
I think this topic is kinda funny. Good golly, half the world doesn't use TP even at home. If TP is an issue for you, make sure you never travel in the middle east. I suspect this is a topic th...

In GEAR » Still going without tp?
March 21, 12:00am

Re: Lets talk gloves!
I think you may be asking for the impossible dream. You might want to consider getting some waterproof breathable shells to put over your powerstretch gloves. Waterproof, even if "breathabl...

In GEAR » Lets talk gloves!
March 09, 5:24pm

Re: Badly need advice. 5-7 days. California. Early April.
How about the Lost Coast Trail, about 4 hr north of San Fransico?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Badly need advice. 5-7 days. California. Early April.
March 09, 2:17pm

Re: connecting varying water systems
A few thoughts that might be helpful: 1) Hot water makes tubes very flexible and stretchy, so you may be able to force a smaller tube onto a slightly larger barb fitting if it is dunked in boiling...

In GEAR » connecting varying water systems
March 09, 1:27pm

Pinnacle of ultra-light "external" frame designs
If you're not careful, and you keep pushing this external frame idea to its ultra-light pinnacle of design, you may just end up with an Osprey Exos pack. Coming from the bicycle industry whi...

In GEAR » A look at an old Jansport external frame pack
March 02, 11:04am

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