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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: Bear Spray 225g or 325g?
I have spent decades hiking, camping, boating, hunting, and fishing in grizzly country and have never carried spray. I have had a gun with me on occasion when hunting. FWIW just yesterday I was hik...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Spreay 225g or 325g?
June 19, 5:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Outbreak of Giardiasis Associated with Drinking Surface Water Along a Hiking Trail [Aquamira]
The McNett/Aquamira people say: "Under worse case scenarios (really cold and turbid water), it could take up to 4 hours to effectively remove Cryptosporidium" https://mcnett.zendesk.com/...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Outbreak of Giardiasis Associated with Drinking Surface Water Along a Hiking Trail [Aquamira]
June 08, 5:58pm

Outbreak of Giardiasis Associated with Drinking Surface Water Along a Hiking Trail [Aquamira]
This is an interesting paper to me because it supports one of my conclusions, that backcountry water is a significant risk for giardiasis, while putting into question another of my convictions, tha...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Outbreak of Giardiasis Associated with Drinking Surface Water Along a Hiking Trail [Aquamira]
June 08, 2:30pm

Re: Re: This one hits too close to home
I think it is surprising so few people are attacked by bears. Presumably it's because our perceptions don't match reality somehow.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Teenager pulled from hammock by bear in Smokies
June 08, 2:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Some choices that celebrate the wonder of life
I was looking for a quote, I can't find it so I must have it wrong but I thought it was by Reinhold Messner, and he had said something like "Is your life worth your death?" No matter ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 20, 1:55pm

Re: Some choices that celebrate the wonder of life
Proximity flying https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF214wDC4L8 In addition to that nightmarish flight in Colorado, the 38-year-old Jeb Corliss has had several other unenviable experiences, such a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 20, 11:55am

Re: Re: Dean Potter dies in yosemite
"Sometimes I wonder if Skurka died on his wilderness hike if he would be put in the same category as Timmy Treadwell and Christopher McCandless." By some people, no doubt. But I don...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 19, 11:41am

Good choices for the person we are now, and the person we will become
I think many people are so worried about the person they will become that they forget to live now: people working at jobs they hate so that they can make enough money to retire comfortably someday ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 19, 10:48am

Re: Re: The bear hunted him': B.C. camper killed by black bear didn’t stand a chance
There's a world of difference between "many black bears are predatory" and "many of the very, very rare fatal black bear attacks are predatory." It's not just semantics....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » ‘The bear hunted him': B.C. camper killed by black bear didn’t stand a chance
May 13, 4:38pm

Re: Re: ‘The bear hunted him': B.C. camper killed by black bear didn’t stand a chance
"And remember, even the leading expert on bear attacks confirmed many black bears are predatory" I don't think that's what he said and I don't think that's reality. If ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » ‘The bear hunted him': B.C. camper killed by black bear didn’t stand a chance
May 13, 3:42pm

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