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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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intended use
I'd like to return this thread to the intended use of carbon fiber here. I've no intention of using these stakes as anchors to climb rock walls. :*) I'm no statistician and cannot sp...

In Make Your Own Gear » Carbon fiber tent/tarp stakes
September 13, 1:45am

Once upon a time...
... I overnighted where the temps went 5-8* past the rating on my 20* sleeping bag--I had cold feet all night and a layer of frost on the sleeping bag. The next night under about the same conditio...

In GEAR » Foot condensation w/bivy
September 12, 11:29am

sourcing carbon shafts update
Amazon has carbon arrow shafts. M.A.K® X6 Replaceable 30" 7.8mm Carbon Shaft Plastics Fletching W Aluminum Seat Arrows $17.99 + Free Shipping for half a dozen, Sold by LeHang

In Make Your Own Gear » Carbon fiber tent/tarp stakes
September 11, 6:47pm


In GEAR » Tarptent Notch real world weights
September 11, 12:07pm

"Please let us know how your DIY ones work out." I shall! ADDENDUM: When setting the rivet, I found that if I used the rivet tool to break off the pin, sometimes the pressure would...

In Make Your Own Gear » Carbon fiber tent/tarp stakes
September 09, 10:55pm

Very, very...
...nice! I like!

In Make Your Own Gear » Another MYOG Tent
September 09, 7:24pm

Peanut butter brittle brittle?
I've had Ruta Locura carbon fiber stakes for the last 500 miles of the PCT holding down the pull outs on my tarp. No breaks. I won't be surprised if they hold out for a long time, yet! ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Carbon fiber tent/tarp stakes
September 09, 5:26pm

Carbon fiber tent/tarp stakes
Carbon fiber tent stake recipe: The aluminum stakes that come with most tents weigh about 15-20 gm each. I made this stake in less than 10 minutes. length: 7"; weight: 6 grams. If you a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Carbon fiber tent/tarp stakes
September 09, 12:24am

Trail running shoes vs waterproof breathable.
For my section hiking, I may revise my foot wear due to severe cold feet that plagued me walking past wet brush that had grown over the trail. I may switch from non waterproof trail shoes to waterp...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Trail running shoes vs waterproof breathable.
September 04, 4:13pm

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

All Reader Reviews by Jeffrey Wong

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Thermarest X-Therm
I got a regular size in the contoured version in plenty of time to start my hike on the PCT in March. I used it in my hammock as well as on the ground. The R value of 5.7 drew me in as I hate "sl...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
September 10, 1:04am

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