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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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#1 adjustment: my attitude
There have been some good suggestions here that will help, no doubt, but simple tolerance is equally important. I spent 70 days in the rain forest of SE Alaska last summer. Needless to say there...

In GEAR » Is it even possible to stay dry in a rain forest? Should I just give up?
April 18, 6:22am

Alaska Outdoors Forum
Might be worth a try:

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Where should I sell the worlds warmest sleeping bag? (inflatable + goose down)
April 05, 4:00pm

Re: Re: Re: bacteria
"I remember a study once documenting that you were more likely to get sick drinking city water than you were drinking untreated creek water." I don't think there are any profession...

In GEAR » First Aid Emergency Kit
April 05, 8:38am

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

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