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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.
CityOcala
StateFlorida
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.xanga.com/stephenn6289
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All Forum Posts by Stephen Nelson

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Re: Re: sleeping pad as frame?
thanks, both of you, that's what I was hoping to hear Mattew. I'm glad to hear taht it wasn't shreded and torn after only a few uses.

In GEAR » sleeping pad as frame?
January 26, 8:59pm

sleeping pad as frame?
I am wondering how to use a sleeping pad to make a frame. I have a torso sized Gossamer Gear highlight Evzote pad that fits perfectly into my Jam2. Some of the gear reviews for this pad ,notably Dr...

In GEAR » sleeping pad as frame?
January 26, 7:52pm

Re: Jam2 vs. Pinnacle
Jason said everything I would/could and more.

In GEAR » Jam2 pictures and details
January 26, 2:50pm

great pictures
both of you guys, very cool. It is nice to see taht it actually changes to winter in some places around the world (not florida).

In Photo Gallery » San Jacinto Silouettes
January 26, 5:59am

Re: ND Gradient
wow, thats cool, thanks

In Photo Gallery » First Image Post - Fort Clinch State Park, FL
January 25, 5:35pm

Re: Re: i tired
yes, photoshop cs

In Photo Gallery » Silence
January 25, 11:52am

i tired
I worked on it a little, but I have ever edited anything with snow before.

In Photo Gallery » Silence
January 25, 11:13am

second glance
have you condidered doing any editing to you photos? They are perfectly framed, but I always find that a little photoshop tweaking really goes a long way on my own pictures. I add this only to give...

In Photo Gallery » Silence
January 24, 9:54pm

rising up
I have noticed that also as I have been hiking these last few days, it seems to ride a bit. I think that this is because the shoulder straps run through the hip belt, but I am not sure. I also don&...

In GEAR » Jam2 pictures and details
January 24, 7:56pm

Re: Silence
That is beautiful. I have seen snow on the ground before, maybe an inch or two, but I have never had it snow on me before.

In Photo Gallery » Silence
January 24, 3:40pm

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