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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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StateOR
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boots, shoes, trails, bags
"Are those of you who wear trail runners taking your snow shoes into the woods or do you normally stick to the trail?" Why bother with snow shoes if you're following a trail? Get ...

In GEAR » Footwear for Multiday snowshoeing
February 28, 9:27pm

Too many to remember . . .
Bears, eagles, fish, deer, skate, ground squirel . . . Denali Nat Park 1989ish: My friend and I were on a day hike. We were well educated about best practices in the Park and around bears, but,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best wildlife encounters?
February 28, 9:09pm

Re: boots
"I guess I am saying that I think trail runners are really not an appropriate footwear choice for winter travel . . ." And I am surprised at how much I like trail running shoes in snow...

In GEAR » Footwear for Multiday snowshoeing
February 28, 4:11pm

Re: Sporks SUCK!!!
For me it's simple. If I'm not planning on eating pasta, a spoon is the most pleasant utensil to use. If I'm planning on pasta, the spork is a bit easier to use and a fun change. On lon...

In GEAR » Sporks SUCK!!!
February 23, 3:54pm

Garmin vs android
My garmin sits in a drawer unused these days, ever since I picked up backcountry navigator. Garmin is more robust than my phone, more easily useable in poring rain, and more readable in bright ligh...

In GEAR » Quick thoughts on Back Country Navigator (GPS software for Android).
February 23, 3:35pm

bending cf
Don't they bend cf to fling arrows? This just became a multi use thread if the pack frame can also be used as a bow ;) Could also be used as a tent pole, a fishing rod, or a splint. Hmmm.

In Multiple Use Gear » What size CF tube to match strength of alum tube?
February 18, 11:45am

Re: Light is smart, it's superior.
There are two big reasons I rebelled against and condemned church throughout much of my life: 1) Most horribly, it takes up a weekend day that can otherwise be spent hiking or climbing or skiing o...

In Philosophy & Technique » King of Denial
February 17, 11:28am

Re: Are Teva shoe/sandals a good choice as a camp shoe on a one week hike?
Tevas are tanks. They're stupid heavy for backpackimg, imho. There are lots of much lighter choices out there. There are quite a few good threads on this site about light weight camp shoes.

In Gear Lists » Are Teva shoe/sandals a good choice as a camp shoe on a one week hike?
February 17, 1:19am

What Al, what CF
Different alluminums and different carbon fibers have vastly different properties. So there is not a simple answer to your seemingly simple question.

In Multiple Use Gear » What size CF tube to match strength of alum tube?
February 16, 10:02pm

Inov8
Inov8 has some great options with lots of toebox room and heels with very little our no lift.

In GEAR » Looking for shoes
February 16, 9:51pm

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