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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
CountryUnited States

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Taint that cool
How about those Mountain Hardwear hiking kilts. I'd imagine they would breath quite nicely! ;) I don't think it is an accident that guys in the hottest parts of the world traditionally...

In Philosophy & Technique » The sweatiest part of the human body
January 12, 6:56pm

Re: Backcountry Kick&Glide
Mark, Awesome detailed response. Thanks!

In Winter Hiking » Help with ski boots
January 11, 7:08pm

Re: Where in the north west are you and what sort of tours do you want to do?
These responses are a perfect example of where my puzzlement comes from. There is a significant number of BPL'ers that clearly appreciate the flexibility, control, and fun provided by AT g...

In Winter Hiking » Help with ski boots
January 11, 6:49pm

Re: Re: Where does durability win over light weight?
"Women? Hey, just asking...." I appreciate durable. Weight is their issue, not mine. ;)

In GEAR » Where does durability win over light weight?
January 10, 8:28pm

Help with ski boots
I am puzzled. This community is all about light weight and super light weight backcountry travel for good reason. It works really well. BUT, when skiing comes into the conversation, it seems the...

In Winter Hiking » Help with ski boots
January 09, 9:55pm

Meeting bears on the trail w/o a food canister
Okay, I'm a little befuddled here. I'm really sorry if I lead this thread off topic, but, what does food in a bear canister have to do with running into a bear or being safe from a bear whi...

In GEAR » Bear Canister Carry Options With Small Packs
January 08, 7:56pm

Fruit smoothy fuel pouch
I dropped in Starbucks the other day and picked up a Peter Rabbit fruit smoothy in what looks like a fairly robust 4-6oz mylar-like pouch with a screw top lid. It looks perfect for a UL alcohol fue...

In GEAR » Fuel bottle for SIdewinder
January 07, 12:31am

Oregon sucks
I have to drive almost an hour to get to either the beach or the mountains. Because of all the farming and logging, there are paved roads everywhere that our taxes pay for, but hardly anyone drives...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » So....how do you all feel about Oregon??
January 02, 10:55pm

Range of stretch
Large works okay on my 14 trail runners, although they are snug enough I notice them when I first put them on. The XL fit my 14 trail runners fine also, and do not slip around at all. I'd expec...

In GEAR » Micro-spike sizing
December 31, 8:47pm

Shifting gate and metabolism effecting energy use
Shifting from a three to a four hour run isn't going to change metabolism substantially, since either way, you aren't going to be finishing the run if you work much over your lactate thresh...

In Philosophy & Technique » A Question for You Physics Experts
December 29, 1:43pm

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