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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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It depends on the situation...
Usually I sleep with my food. Something to keep in mind is one of the most common ways for a bear to get food is a poor food hang. I commonly see food hangs that are so poorly done that a determine...

In GEAR » How do you store your food?
December 14, 10:24am

There's acknowleging reality, then there's paranoia
There is no doubt people have to be smart and careful because there are definitely bad people out there. But thinking "nearly every man you see, in nearly every situation you’re in" ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
December 07, 3:02pm

And here's why your blog post is important...
From a review about "Wild." Gentlemen! Let’s play a little game. I call it “Creep or Normal Guy?” The way you play is you have less than a second to decide whether a man you ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
December 07, 8:00am

I have used Wild Edibles...
and found it to be useful. Like Kat mentioned, there are limitations in using an app, and her point about the variability in a single species is a good one. Wild Edibles does lack a few common w...

In GEAR » Experience with edible plants apps?
December 06, 5:37pm

Re: Re: Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
German Tourist and Lori have said it better than any guy on this thread. I see woman empowering themselves in the outdoors as having many parallels to all of us ULers going beyond the "just...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
December 03, 11:44am

Congratulations on a life full-lived
You'll have many wonderful memories of your adventures. Congratulations!

In On the Web » Unbound Routes - AT thru
November 29, 6:56am

I think you'll need heavier clothing
I'm afraid for crawling through catclaw and the like you'll have to do some compromising on weight. Standard lightweight desert hiking clothing I normally wear won't stand up to that ki...

In GEAR » Tough, but light clothes for desert hiking
November 26, 3:01pm

Re: Backcountry water
" 'We know, without any doubt, that there are human pathogens often found in backcountry water...' I do not think that we know this. In the backcountry area I hike (the Sierra Nevad...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
November 05, 6:40am

Skepticism is good
I totally agree with your attitude of being skeptical of anecdotal accounts. I don't have time to cite the studies I'm thinking of right now, but I can at a later date if you like. Th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
November 02, 6:21am

Few safety precautions are foolproof
You make a lot of very good points Derek, and you've clearly done better research and put more thought into the issue than most hikers. Perhaps it's a bit like wearing a bicycle helmet. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
October 31, 8:08am

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