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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.
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All Forum Posts by Buck Nelson

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Re: Alaskans are like that.
Where's all the rescues out of Nome, Arctic Village, Fairbanks, Bethel? Why the grouping in NW Alaska? I suspect it's primarily a matter of attitude. A SPOT rescue becomes more acceptabl...

In Philosophy & Technique » SPOT Celebrates 1,000 Rescues in Canada
March 27, 9:33am

I agree, Art
I use my rain jacket for: Rain Wind Warmth While doing laundry on long hikes It's one of the most important items I carry for comfort and for when things don't go according to plan.

In Philosophy & Technique » To Rain Jacket ... or ... Not to Rain Jacket
March 27, 4:17am

Why I don't like the bug bivy route...
And let me state at the get-go ymmv hyoh and etc. When I did the A.T. I had a tarp and a bug bivy. It was fairly cutting edge at the time, at least I thought so. I laid there in my bug bivy, th...

In GEAR » Thinking about a bug bivy...
March 08, 6:21pm

Re: Re: FKT
"Thanks for your time and effort Peter." +1. Many people appreciate FKT, especially the people who know the work that must go into maintaining it.

In Philosophy & Technique » Attention Peter Bakwin ... Question Regarding Your FKT Web Site
March 01, 7:17am

If it were me...
I'd go the smartphone route and combine camera and cell phone and GPS and much more. I'd drop the umbrella. I'm not a night hiker. I'd swap the headlamp for a Photon II. I&...

In Gear Lists » Help me lighten up for the CDT
February 26, 11:01am

Re: Re: Re: Ugghhhh..
"Shouldn't you be over in Chaff blowing your brains out?" This type of comment, from earlier in the thread, needs to be deleted by a moderator if this is going to stay a reasonably...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 23, 7:25am

Re: Why are my Heels Eating my Shoes?
My shoes always wear out there as well. It's rarely a problem for my feet, though.

In GEAR » Why are my Heels Eating my Shoes?
February 20, 3:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Skurka lists
Since the quote you were responding to was from my post, that makes it my business. You've been extremely abrasive on this thread. As a member, that also makes it my business.

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 18, 3:14pm

Re: Re: Skurka lists
Good point. I will edit my posts because they make Michael's reading comprehension look worse that it actually is and we wouldn't want to hurt his feelings in any way. Chaff is there for th...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 18, 2:15pm

Skurka lists
Here's the gear list for Skurka's biggest trip. It looks original: And more about his lists.

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 18, 11:44am

All Reader Reviews by Buck Nelson

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Golite Pinnacle Pack
On my recent Continental Divide Trail ( 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, 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