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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
My PDF Gear ListAT in June

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All Forum Posts by Stephen Nelson

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storage?
How do you guys like to store your gear in your pack. I am still very new and quite used to having tons of pockets on my heavy pack to organize evrything. I am curious about clothing (lightweight s...

In GEAR » storage?
January 13, 6:16pm

pictures
I am looking forward to seeing those pictures. I got an email saying that mine shipped today.

In GEAR » Large Titanium Goat Bivy
January 10, 7:35pm

Re: MEC Spandex Shorts
Thanks, They seem almost identicle and much cheeper. Are the multiple seams awkward? I also plan on using them to reduce thigh chaffing, do you think that they are long enough? I really like the pr...

In GEAR » GoLite Spandex Shorts
January 08, 2:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Epic
Thanks, you pretty much answered my question. I was just wondering if it ever leaked or if it always had bad condensation. Also do bivies need to be seam sealed?

In GEAR » Most breathable bivy fabric?
January 08, 11:17am

GoLite Spandex Shorts
Does anyone own the GoLite Spandex shorts? Do they fit well? Are they breathably enough for warm conditions? do you like them? Thanks

In GEAR » GoLite Spandex Shorts
January 08, 11:14am

Go Lite Spandex shorts
Thank you everyone. I am certainly debating the clothing issue a lot. If conditions got really bad, It would be nice to have some warmer clothes. Does anyone own the Go Lite Spandex shorts? They se...

In GEAR » Questions regarding all layers of clothing for the AT in may/June
January 08, 11:12am

newbie
2006 opned my eyes to the pain of heavyweight backpacking. I did 100 miles in 8 days (a feat for me at the time) on mountainous terrain with a 50lb pack. I was sore the entire trip. Afterward I pld...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lessons learned in 2006?
January 07, 7:55pm

my two cents
Tom, I am very much like you, I am new to ultralight backpacking too. I am also in your general neighborhood, I do most of my hiking in the southern appalachian area. With my research, I decided to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » To Poncho-tarp on not to poncho-tarp
January 07, 6:07pm

Re: Epic
I have a question for James What did you like best about EPIC and did ever encounter any problems with it and why? Thanks

In GEAR » Most breathable bivy fabric?
January 07, 1:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Questions regarding all layers of clothing for the AT in may/June
I will certainly start looking for those spandex briefs, thanks. I like the Liphe becase it is tight, and it doesn't fall of my haed in the night like other beanie-style hats do. It isn't a...

In GEAR » Questions regarding all layers of clothing for the AT in may/June
January 07, 11:38am

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