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Jeffrey Wong (kayak4water) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific NW
About Me Practically "new" to hiking the Pacific NW after slaving at a dead end job for 7 years. Retirement is nice, though I don't feel old and gray. Nice to have more time to plan trips and leave on a weekday! And yes, I like to MYOG.
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All Forum Posts by Jeffrey Wong

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Thanks Dale
Thanks Dale I just threw out the rain jacket, in favor of a pair of sleeves only that weigh less than 4 oz. Still a bit heavy, but much less than the Torrentshell at 11.4 the umbrella covers all ...

In Gear Lists » Cannot seem to lighten up, but maybe if it carries well..
July 03, 5:01pm

valuable input appreciated. apologies for the disorganization.
Thanks Adam and Ken. The swim goggles don't make sense for hiking the PCT, since swimming present rarely. I'm taking a side trip to Vegas to visit with family immediately after the sect...

In Gear Lists » Cannot seem to lighten up, but maybe if it carries well..
July 02, 10:54pm

Cannot seem to lighten up, but maybe if it carries well..
Here's my current gear list as I prep to do some section hiking of the PCT--leaving this weekend. All weights in ounces: 1 RAIN Rain skirt 1 coated ripstop 1.9 3.1 1 RAIN Pa...

In Gear Lists » Cannot seem to lighten up, but maybe if it carries well..
July 02, 5:29pm

I always say in the face of a great expense such as the Bearakade: Well, there goes my cigarette money. or There goes my beer money. (easy, since I spend $0 on beer and cigs) YMMV. The weigh...

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
March 03, 1:46am

On order
I have a Shakespeare telescoping spinning rod/reel on its way. available in medium or ultralight action, prespooled with...

In Fishing » Spin Fishing Setup
November 14, 10:41pm

An amazing rebuild of the RayJ tarp. Very, very well done. The low weight qualifies you to a free (optional) Howard Dean yell, too. Our double Ray tarp/net tent combo (long option) weighs 43 o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ray Way Argon Tarp and Net Tent
November 05, 6:43pm

1.5 cents
I used to carry an eye dropper with me when I camped with the Svea. I'd open the fuel tank, fill half the eyedropper, close the tank, put the cage back on the stove, fill the spirit cup with t...

In GEAR » Is the SVEA 123 still a viable stove option for winter?
October 16, 1:13am

20% off one item in November?
Yay. Hmm. Hmm. Eh, don't know what I need. or want.

In GEAR » REI sales
October 16, 1:01am

Re: Re: PolyCro Bathtub Floor?
"If you are seriously going to use that thing as a groundsheet, I really hope you bring earplugs. They are super noisy." Hi Justin I can't recall my poly cro groundsheet keeping...

In Make Your Own Gear » PolyCro Bathtub Floor?
October 10, 11:33pm

Ya I did a few tarps with that shrink wrap
Hey Carl, Yes I did, and I reprise my PM here for the benefit of the forum. I made a 7x10 from a Frost King 0.7 mil. . I used it for ground camping twice, pitching it as a rectangular A-f...

In Make Your Own Gear » PolyCro Bathtub Floor?
October 10, 9:27pm

All Reader Reviews by Jeffrey Wong

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Osprey Atmos 65AG
The AG on the name stands for anti-gravity. Because I'm in between sizes, I used a medium for 285 miles and a small for 350 miles on the PCT. Pros: it carries a load of 35 lb really, really well...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 31, 5:56am

ZPacks Sleeping Bag 40* and 20*
I have the 20 deg bag, wide, regular length (I'm 5' 8"), no draft tube for the zipper. It comes with a Cuben fiber roll top stuff sack. Fill power for the down is 900 in^3 per ounce. A...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 06, 12:40am

DeLorme inReach SE
I had planned to take my ACR Personal Locator Beacon on my trip from Campo, California to Manning Provincial Park, via the Pacific Crest Trail. I somehow didn't get that checked off my list and t...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
June 05, 5:36pm

MSR/Cascade Designs Customer Service
1 they replaced a leaking thermarest, no questions asked 2. they replaced a Missing Link tent (gooey coating) with its successor, the Fast Stash, even offering to send its replacement before they...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 01, 4:37pm

Jim Wood SuperCat
Many thanks to Jim Wood for saving me precious ounces for short trips (haven't taken any long trips) with this stove. I made a 29 hole stove that comes in at 7 gm. I paid 33 cents for the cat fo...

In Stoves - Alcohol
October 12, 8:44pm

Klymit Inertia X Frame
This weird looking pad sucked me in at its low weight and its premise that deleting tubes would allow my sleeping bag to loft in the space to insulate me from the ground. I spent two nights on this pa...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 10, 11:40pm

Ray Way tarp kit two person
I found Ray Jardine's website link at the Pacific Crest Trail website. We bought the Ray Jardine two person kit with the long option in siliconized nylon. Our finished kit measures 106" wid...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
October 10, 11:11pm

Ray Way Net Tent Kit
We got the two man net tent with zipper and with the non slip floor. Pros: 1. It's great protection from skeeters/ticks. 2. Easy to sew. Good instructions. I have sewn lots of stuff be...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
October 10, 1:00am

Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
I used the Lunar Solo to hike the 93 mi of the Wonderland Trail August 2012 & twice this year (2013) in Olympic NP and in Snoqualmie Nat'l Forest. PITCH. This compact tent fits in small ...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
October 10, 12:47am