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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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Re: Ultralight Reading Glasses
I shopped around for months for some ultra-light reading glasses for backpacking, and tried out a lot of different ones. I finally found some Zoom Slimvision glasses ($9.99) at the local drug store...

In GEAR » Ultralight Reading Glasses
February 13, 2:20pm

Mesh chest pouch/pack
Okay, I've failed to find exactly what I'm looking for, so I'll try and describe it here and see if anyone has any ideas before I spend a bunch of time trying to design and build one my...

In GEAR » Mesh chest pouch/pack
February 11, 12:45pm

Re: Rope for Scrambling
Class 4 is a climb where you are expected to have to use you hands, but no technical gear is required. Why are we getting all worked up about all the right gear. As some have suggested, a bit of ro...

In GEAR » Rope for Scrambling
February 10, 11:04pm

Boiling in your bag
Nalgene claims their cantene soft bottles can handle boiling water, and they have wide mouths . . . I've read on BPL that some people use the platapus bags without issue, although the narrow m...

In GEAR » Using water bladders with hot water?
February 06, 9:26pm

Re: Vegan Sleeping Bag Woes
Why reject a perfectly good bag because it is short on insulation and you struggle keeping it dry. As for down, getting wet will be an even bigger problem for it than your synthetic bag. There ...

In GEAR » Vegan Sleeping Bag Woes
February 04, 9:32pm

Re: Bushcrafting Gear!!!
I hike a lot in areas that are not wilderness. Heck, most of the Oregon Cascades and coast range mountains are essentially timber farm lands . . . second or third growth forests. We could probab...

In GEAR » Bushcrafting Gear!!!
February 03, 11:51am

Re: Temperature for non-gtx shoes
I hate wet feet and I never wear gtx shoes. Last weekend I was out overnight snowshoeing in my Inov8 trailroc ultralight running shoes using vb liners and a plastic bag over my wool socks. My feet ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Temperature for non-gtx shoes
February 02, 8:17am

Re: Neoair and snow caving?
I find the neo air adequate except in all the little pressure points like my hips and shoulders when side sleeping, where it then gets very cold. I use my neo air on top of my z pad and do very wel...

In Winter Hiking » Neoair and snow caving?
February 02, 12:54am

Re: HELP! with finding high quality silnylon in the right color
The Rain Shed in Corvallis Oregon has a wide selection of all kinds of outdoor fabrics including silnylon. I don't know how much shipping of product they do. But, what an amazing store!

In Make Your Own Gear » HELP! with finding high quality silnylon in the right color
February 02, 12:20am

Re: You know you're an ultralighter when...
You buy your beverages based on the weight and usability of the container instead of the drink inside.

In GEAR » You know you're an ultralighter when...
February 02, 12:12am

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