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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.
CityMonmouth
StateOR
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Re: Re: Re: What do you carry for First Aid?
>"I was trekking in Nepal, and I was up around 14,000 feet when I sustained a painful muscle injury in my diaphragm. Fortunately, I had some prescription-strength painkillers, and that got ...

In GEAR » What do you carry for First Aid?
February 01, 4:08pm

Re: PCT tarp question
+1 on the 8x10 Not much extra weight. Lots of extra protection and useful pitch flexibility . . . of course, if you're both <6' tall and <150 lbs and serious cuddlers and don'...

In GEAR » PCT tarp question
February 01, 12:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: fire-maple/kovea
"Aha! More evidence that inverted canister isn't as simple as upright : )" And, help me out here . . . When it's pretty straight forward to keep a canister, a water bottle, an...

In GEAR » Remote Canister stove Recommendations
February 01, 12:10pm

Re: winter emergency gear
Once you're sealed out the wind and wet, survival will be all about insulation. A puffy plus a foam pad will be warmer and more useful, per pound, than any additional or alternate bag will be....

In GEAR » winter emergency gear
January 29, 9:51am

Re: Foam pad(s) for side sleeper?
I'm surprised at how well my thermorest z pad works when I fold the ends back under so it is double thickness under the hips and shoulders of my 6'4" body. You should go try this in th...

In GEAR » Foam pad(s) for side sleeper?
January 29, 9:35am

Messing with the big three
Tent? Use one of those <$10 8x10 plastic flat tarps. ~1lb. Sleeping bag? There isn't a lot of difference in synthetic fills. So ulta-cheep super light sleeping bags work fine for summer whe...

In GEAR » Light equipment sometimes is really cheap...
January 29, 9:22am

Re: Looking for 4-7 day trail in PNW last week of march
As mentioned above, the Rogue River Trail would be good (although it is only 42 pretty fast miles) as would any of the 50+ miles of the Olympic Coast. Hell's Canyon is spectacular and could be...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Looking for 4-7 day trail in PNW last week of march
January 25, 2:58pm

Adventure Inventory?
Hmmm. I try for at least one long day hike (6-12 miles) or bike ride, or ski/snowshoe now per weekend and probably succeed 3 out of 4. Oct 2011 Mt Jefferson Travers, 40ish miles, 4 days, 3 ni...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How often do you hike or backpack?
January 25, 2:26pm

Re: Pacific Northwest Winter Footwear?
I find waterproof breathable (GTX) works great keeping my feet dry for a few minutes of wet grass or an accidental step in a puddle. But 20 minutes of wet grass or more than a few wet puddles, and...

In GEAR » Pacific Northwest Winter Footwear?
January 14, 7:40pm

Re: DEET
Old deet . . . I think I'm still using some old Muculin brand 100% deet from a bottle left over from before I was married . . . 1990. Obviously, I'm not a big deet user, but it certainly st...

In GEAR » What haven't you replaced?
January 14, 2:17am

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