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Charles Jennings (vigilguy) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northern Utah
About Me Former Mechanical Engineer in the Aerospace Industry. Changed careers to sales and business development.

I own 8 packgoats and really enjoy their companionship and service while on the trail.
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All Forum Posts by Charles Jennings

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Shipping goose down products
From what I understand, UPS and FEDEX have gone to "Dimensional Weight" when calculating shipping costs, so this may be why Moosejaw compressed the down garment, in order to save on shipp...

In GEAR » OK to leave down compressed for a long time?
March 15, 5:02am

Hilleberg Enan
Disclaimer: I am an authorized Hilleberg Retailer. Stephen should have the Enan in his possession by now, along with a couple of other customers of mine, who are headed to Patagonia with their...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
March 14, 10:17pm

Valandre lists down fill weights Oops, I see now that Tipi mentioned that. One feature that I really like about the Valandre jackets is that the baffles or chambers in his new models, the Moulin Rouge and th...

In GEAR » Why don't manfucaturers list the fill wieght of down jackets?
December 22, 8:57am

Solo shelter - Winds - September
I have spent several Labor Day weekends in the Winds above 10,500 ft. If you are talking exposed terrain, September time frame... if it were me... I'd use a Hilleberg Soulo. I am pretty cons...

In GEAR » Best solo shelter for the Wind Rivers in September
December 18, 10:49pm

@Peter- it is obvious that you have a strong personal opinion of the Enan design. I do not share your concerns, as I like the design features of the Enan, personally. My suggestion would be, i...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
September 22, 3:20pm

Wapiti Woolies
Wapiti Woolies out of Washington. Ed Viesturs endorsed them years ago so I checked into them. I wear a 7 7/8 so I feel your pain. Best wool beanies I have ever used. She makes just what you a...

In GEAR » The Perfect Wool Hat
September 21, 9:53pm

The Enan requires less stakes than the Akto, and you like the Akto? Having tested an Enan, I had no issues with setting it up quickly. In fact I didn't have to fuss with it like I do the Akt...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
September 20, 12:00pm

MSR Titanium fuel bottles
Anyone out there willing to part with one? I have one somewhere, but we just packed up and moved to a new home, and cannot find it. Charlie

In Gear Swap » MSR Titanium fuel bottles
September 14, 4:54pm

Enan expected next April
I tested one for a couple of nights. Lightweight for a Hilleberg. Quick and easy to setup. Photos available at the Hilleberg .se site. This tent is a spin-off from their Akto design, which they p...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
September 07, 9:30pm

Hilleberg Rajd
I have been using the Hilleberg Rajd for awhile and have been pleased with its stability, roominess, compactness and lighter weight. It does take up quite a bit of real estate, but you said above t...

In GEAR » Ideal shelter for above tree line use in the Wind Rivers
May 13, 8:11am

All Reader Reviews by Charles Jennings

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Caldera F-Keg Titanium Cone
I had the opportunity to go goatpacking with Josh Leavitt of Ti Goat, who hooked me up with a Ti version of the cone that fits with the Fosters can. As I recall, I had complained about how fragile th...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 22, 4:34pm

Valandre Bloody Mary
I have had the chance to test the Bloody Mary over the last few weeks, so this would be an INITIAL REVIEW, with more to follow. The Bloody Mary, rather than a specialized bag which some of Valandre...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
February 21, 3:26pm

Gossamer Gear

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 21, 3:06pm