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Stephen Nelson (stephenn6289) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Sunshine State
About Me I am 18 years old an an avid hiker who just recently converted to the ultralight way of thinking. I hate that I live about 8 hours away from my favorite national park-Great Smoky Mountains National park. I love backpacking with my friends and family and am looking forward to what the future may bring.
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All Forum Posts by Stephen Nelson

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where is matt?

In User Test Forum » Link test
March 01, 11:10am

Re: Down and Compression
I am not an expert, but everything that I have read says that it is fine to compress it daily, but essential to allow it to loft up at night. Long periods of uninterrupted compression will reduce i...

In GEAR » Down and Compression
February 28, 7:53pm

Re: Re: Erin, is that a Sevylor?

In GEAR » What are your "Big 4" items?
February 28, 2:27pm

4 heaviest
1)Inov-8 shoes (size 13) 29.2 oz 2)GoLite Jam2(trimmed) 19 oz 3)Jacks R Better Stealth Long 17.8 oz 4)digital Camera 9.6 oz total=4 lbs. 11.6 oz

In GEAR » What are your "Big 4" items?
February 26, 8:03pm

Re: Re: Ultralight outfitters beer can stove
thanks, again that all makes a lot of sense, my problem is that your design is relatively expensive (titanium rods 20, titanium windscreen 15, stainless wire 15, cat food 5, a small can 1, plus 5-1...

In GEAR » The absolutely lightest kitchen?
February 25, 4:58pm

Ultralight outfitters beer can stove
thanks david, that's a good enough reason for me to saty away from it. I am looking at 1 to 2 week-long trips. what's wrong with the ultralight outfitters beer can stove? How much would it ...

In GEAR » The absolutely lightest kitchen?
February 25, 4:21pm

I have a local home depot that I could get the galvinized stuff pretty cheap. So what's the problem when using this set-up in a well ventilated area?

In GEAR » The absolutely lightest kitchen?
February 25, 3:46pm

Miles can you help?
where did you find the non-galvinized stainless steel hardware cloth? thanks

In GEAR » The absolutely lightest kitchen?
February 25, 1:36pm

Re: Re: any experience with the "no sniveller" or "stealth" ?
It doesn't bother me. I sleep on my stomach with my arms under my head and probably wont use this set-up in 40 degree temps. But I appreciate your hep, good observation.

In GEAR » any experience with the "no sniveller" or "stealth" ?
February 22, 9:32pm

any experience with the "no sniveller" or "stealth" ?
This is a continuation from my last post, which was very helpful. Does anyone use a no snveller or stealth by Jacks R Better and what was your experience with it? I like this design because it is l...

In GEAR » any experience with the "no sniveller" or "stealth" ?
February 22, 7:21pm

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Nelson

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Inov8 Flyroc 310
These are designed as trail running shoes, which makes them perfect for lightweight backpacking. They have lots of heel cushion, excellent grip, good fit for me, and are light. Mine are a size 13 and ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
March 22, 9:59pm

Jacks R Better Fast and very helpful
I had a lot of questions when ordering from Jacks R Better. They promptly answered 2 emails and I called them. Jack himself answered the phone and descibed everything very clearly. I placed my order a...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 27, 8:32pm

Jacks R Better Stealth
Disclaimer:this is merely first impresions, as I have yet to test this quilt in the field yet. I find the quality of this quilt to be great. It is very well designed. I own the long size and it is ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
February 27, 8:25pm

Gorillapod SLR
an amazingly useful and sturdy tripod for even heavy SLR cameras. It is light (5.8 oz) and very durable. I love it

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
January 25, 12:20pm

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
If weight comes before longevity, this may be the one for you. It is a good length for me (6 feet) if I place it from my shoulder to my lower back. It durability is definitley limited.

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
January 25, 12:18pm

Photon Freedom Micro (White)
This is the best light I have used. It is small, light (.4 oz), and more useful than a headlamp. Its handly clip attaches to any hat brim or shirt. It also has some amazing microprocessor features whi...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 25, 12:14pm

McNett AquaMira Water Treatment
This si the lightest and best water treatment I have used yet. It is easy(no pumping), fast (add it and go, but you still have to wait 30 min. to consume), but a little on the expensive side. Over tim...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
January 25, 12:12pm

MSR Whisperlite regular
My rating is $ sensitive here. It really depends on what you are looking for. What I like best about it is is high fuel efficiency and ability to cook for a large number of people (I have done 4). The...

In Stoves - White Gas
January 25, 12:08pm

North Face Beeline 900
it is one of the lightest full covering mummies available. It is very soft, light, and compressable. I like its weight a lot too, just 20.5 oz for a large size. It is a great sleeping bag.

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 25, 12:05pm

Evernew .9 Liter pot
Very good pot, with some minor imperfections. I like that it is light and durable. but the handle insulator tend to burn up if you don't watch them and the lid is rather heavy. other than that it ...

In Cookware - Titanium
January 25, 12:02pm