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Buck Nelson (Colter) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Alaska
About Me I have recently retired as a career smokejumper. Like most Backpackinglight members I enjoy my outdoor adventures, such as thru-hiking the AT, CDT, the Desert Trail and PCT. I recently completed a 1,000 mile traverse of northern Alaska. You can see photos and the stories at my website.
CityFairbanks
StateAlaska
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.bucktrack.com

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All Forum Posts by Buck Nelson

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Re: Rain Pants - are they worth it?
For me? Absolutely. I just spent a week out in the boonies in Alaska including a couple days slogging by myself cross-country, often in the cold rain and wading through water, with wet feet the...

In GEAR » Rain Pants - are they worth it?
August 25, 11:16am

Re: Re: Re: Grizzly kills hiker near Yellowstone
Give us a proper analogy.

In On the Web » Fatal attacks by American black bear on people: 1900–2009
August 08, 9:49pm

Re: Grizzly kills hiker near Yellowstone
How did this move from black bears to grizzlies? The death toll from bears: polar, grizzly, black, in the U.S. is now 1 since September of last year. There have been over 300 deaths from drow...

In On the Web » Fatal attacks by American black bear on people: 1900–2009
August 08, 8:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Dry socks for sleeping.
"What if I wash my feet before bed? Do you think clean feet would produce enough oils overnight to be of concern?" Not for most people.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wet feet – should I worry about this? (Fugly foot pictures)
August 08, 6:58am

Re: Dry socks for sleeping.
"Is there any real advantage to wearing socks over no socks when sleeping after a day with wet feet?" The reason I usually wear sleeping socks is for warmth (they are part of my sleep ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wet feet – should I worry about this? (Fugly foot pictures)
August 07, 8:25am

Re: Re: Re: Re: I wouldn't worry
"Wading streams is a problem though, but I avoid that mainly. How do you keep your feet dry wading a stream deeper than the boots?" Maybe his feet never get wet except when they get wet.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wet feet – should I worry about this? (Fugly foot pictures)
August 06, 10:35am

Re: Re: I wouldn't worry
"Obviously, dry feet are better than wet feet, but wet feet are part of the game." I never have wet feet. What game are you playing? I often wade streams or hike through melting sno...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wet feet – should I worry about this? (Fugly foot pictures)
August 06, 9:43am

I wouldn't worry
I think it's fair to say that each year tens of thousands of hikers take their shoes off to reveal feet like that at the end of the day. Obviously, dry feet are better than wet feet, but wet...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wet feet – should I worry about this? (Fugly foot pictures)
August 06, 9:03am

Re: 63 people killed in 110 years = not worth worrying about
If people write a paper on risk, they will, with few exceptions, offer ways to mitigate risk, no matter how low. The only way to understand the level of risk is to quantify it.

In On the Web » Fatal attacks by American black bear on people: 1900–2009
August 02, 5:46pm

63 people killed in 110 years = not worth worrying about
That should be the real takeaway. In the U.S. as many people die every 12 MINUTES as have been killed by black bears in a CENTURY.

In On the Web » Fatal attacks by American black bear on people: 1900–2009
August 02, 10:57am

All Reader Reviews by Buck Nelson

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Golite Pinnacle Pack
On my recent Continental Divide Trail (www.bucktrack.com) hike I started out with a Golite Infinity pack. This was a very good pack but the material was too weak and ripped in several places. Golite q...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 06, 2:24pm

Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
I used the Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo on my thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail, just completed a few days ago, www.bucktrack.com. I began this hike with the same Silshelter I used on the Appal...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
October 03, 10:59am

Feathered Friends Rock Wren
I bought this bag to use on the Appalachian Trail. I got it with a PTFE shell and a little extra down. Mine weighs 29 ounces. I have since used this bag a lot, including my traverse of Alaska in 20...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 14, 8:00am

Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite Pad
I like to go as light as I reasonably can, but there are limits. For me this pad was too small. That's subjective, I know, but those looking at this pad should consider the size carefully. The wei...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 14, 7:16am