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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.
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All Forum Posts by Stephen Nelson

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Re: Sizing
I purchased a large, which is supposed to be for torsos seized 20-22. I am 6 ft. and have about a 20 in torso. it is resting on my pelvis in the picture, I just wear my clothes loosely. Thought it ...

In GEAR » Jam2 pictures and details
January 23, 9:45pm

we floridians need to go west
great pictures, do you use any gradient filters?. and as the title suggestes, we've got to get out west sometime.

In Photo Gallery » First Image Post - Fort Clinch State Park, FL
January 23, 7:41pm

as a fellow photographer, I am speechless (and a little jealous, but don't let that bother you)

In Photo Gallery » "Afternoon Canyon Snowstorm"
January 23, 7:39pm

I probably wont use it, there isn't a clip on a platy, an extra .1 oz less when I remove it.

In GEAR » Jam2 pictures and details
January 22, 9:10pm

Jam2 pictures and details
EDIT: I wanted to add these also, but was having some technical problems I was very excited to recieve my jam2 today. I was very pleased with its size, weight, construction, and appearance...

In GEAR » Jam2 pictures and details
January 22, 8:28pm

Re: Re: Tarp/Bivy advice needed.
I agree that in most cases it does seem unnecessary, but this is my reasoning. I plan on using a poncho/tarp which I would need for rain protection and a pack cover anyway, therefore using it as a ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Tarp/Bivy advice needed.
January 19, 11:53pm

the jam2
mine should be here on monday and I'll pictures up as soon as I can for any of you who are waiting out there.

In GEAR » New Golite Line NOW for sale
January 18, 9:02pm

check it out
no problem. i just got mine in the mail today. Check out my post with pictures on "The G spot" to see more details about the EPIC one

In Philosophy & Technique » Tarp/Bivy advice needed.
January 16, 7:07pm

thanks for the info, I am very interested in the inov-* flyroc, they seem perfect for me. I can't wait to try on a pair the next time I go to Alabama.

In GEAR » Hiking shoes
January 16, 7:06pm

bivy suggestion
you may be interesting in checking the pictures that i posted one of the best bivy values on the market. It is under the title TiGoat Epic Bivy pictures and details

In Gear Lists » 2008 A.T thru hike
January 16, 4:27pm

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