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james clark (jwfclark) - BPL Guest

My Locale Southern California
About Me 72 year old married male, former US Marine, retired from the insurance industry, who still likes to backpack. I am a slower walker but can keep going as long as necessary. I am not an gram counter but appreciate a lighter pack. I did the JMT when I was 67 and hope to do it again this year.
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FS Older Marmot Winter Bag
Am selling my retangular Marmot winter sleeping bag for $200. This bag, which is no longer made by Marmot, has a shape similar to the Western Mountaineering Tamarak sleeping bag. It's dimention...

In Gear Swap » FS Older Marmot Winter Bag
February 12, 8:30pm

Non-delivery of Kooka Bay Dam, pump and pillow
I am seeking your counsel on how to proceed in dealing with Bender/Kooka Bay concerning an order I placed and paid for in Deceber, 2010. FYI I do believe in buying from cottage industries that supp...

In GEAR » Kooka Bay
March 09, 10:23pm

2 person tent
Dan,I have a Squall that I have used only twice that is in great shape if you are interested. It has the built in floor. Price is open for discussion. Jim.

In Gear Swap » Wtb 2 man tarptent
October 21, 12:34am

JMT resupply for 2
Have you considered renting a Bearicade Expedition. This canister would weigh less, can hold 12 days of food, and can be rented if the cost is beyound what you would like to spend.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » JMT resupply for 2
April 09, 12:11pm

Sleeping with your jacket
Gordon, When you are fighting to get the last drop of benefit of using your jacket to stay warm in your sleeping bag you might consider the following: I am a back sleeper. When I start to get...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wearing a jacket backward?
January 14, 1:26pm

JMT gear list
Hi Simon, Your gear list shows two very light sleeping pads. I submit for your consideration that as you are almost certain to experience below freezing weather that you increase the "R&quo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Non-free standing tent for JMT
October 09, 2:06pm

Stove, Tents and carbon Monoxide
Jason, in response to your question, I almost always use two full Esbit tabs when I start cooking. Today I use a Vargo Triad alcohol/fuel tab stove and place two Esbit tabs side by side to start wi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or Not?
Part 5: Laboratory Measurements for Solid Fuels

February 05, 11:42pm

MW Versalite back on market
Western Mountaineering Versalite Super 10 degree sleeping bag with storage sack only. Recently purchased new from store for just over $400. Left hand zip. Never used as I have gained more than 20 p...

In Gear Swap » MW Versalite back on market
January 30, 10:51pm

Wide inflatable pad
Brett, May I recommend that you not overlook Stepenson/Warmlite. I have utilized their down filled inflatable pad for a number of years. The bonding and material they use are first rate. And ...

In GEAR » Short and wide inflatable pad?
January 30, 12:38pm

WM Versalite
Nick, you might like to look at my post concerning the bag I have for sale. Thanks, Jim................

In Gear Swap » WTB: WM Versalite or Ultralite Short
January 25, 10:57pm

All Reader Reviews by james clark

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Fenix LDO1 CE-R2
The Fenix brand LDO1 CE single cell AAA flashlight has been updated. The newer LOD1 CE-R2 is 1/32 of an inch longer, allowing for an improved lens shape that throws a "stronger" beam. This c...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
April 16, 12:31pm

Fenix LDO1
Fenix LDO1 Flashlight The Fenix LDO1 is a significantly upgraded version of the 50/60 lumens Fenix brand LOD. Like the LOD the LDO1 is an AAA cell powered, light weight (.5 oz w/o battery) flashlig...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 06, 11:54am