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Jeremy Pendrey (Pendrey) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale California
About Me I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife and two children. I have hiked and backpacked throughout the state and beyond. I'm always looking to lighten my pack and lengthen the days and mileage of my trips. Favorite trips I've taken include thru-hikes of the John Muir Trail, High Sierra Trail, and Tahoe Rim Trail.

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All Forum Posts by Jeremy Pendrey

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My son and I are in again
Looking forward to it. Hope the weather holds up or I'm sleeping in Josh's toasty warm backcountry condo/sweat lodge. Paypal for $15 on its way. Black Friday sale aside, happy to pay m...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0
November 24, 9:40pm

poignant article and theories
Ryan's theories are interesting and thought provoking. I'm interested to see studies on the issue to see whether his hypotheses hold up. Now for my mostly useless-to-others anecdotal an...

In Editor's Roundtable » Considering Minimalist Footwear for Backpacking
October 24, 2:48pm

Re: Re: Re: ursack jack-o-lantern
I had never had an ursack disturbed before either in many years if use. Doesnt mean it wont happen as this incident shows. Op sacks may or may not work, but have the same fundamental problem as...

In GEAR » ursack vs bear canister
August 15, 10:11am

Re: location
Happened at thousand island lake (aka bear central). Also, not all food in the hard side cans was in op sacks.

In GEAR » ursack vs bear canister
August 15, 9:01am

Re: liner makes the difference?
Jeff: Good point. It is possible the bear was just investigating the ursack, pierced it and the OP sacks with it's claws and teeth and then smelled the food, or possible that the awful closur...

In GEAR » ursack vs bear canister
August 13, 10:03pm

ursack jack-o-lantern
Ken: I actually own one of the ursack aluminum liners because I used to use it back during that brief period where it was provisionally legal in Yosemite (2007?). But my favorite feature of the u...

In GEAR » ursack vs bear canister
August 13, 9:49pm

ursack jack-o-lantern
Having just come back from a trip where I earned some experience relevant to the ursack - bear can debate, I thought I'd share. We spent two nights at the same location. We had 8 people and...

In GEAR » ursack vs bear canister
August 13, 7:03pm

MTR/VVR
Don't count on resupplying anything at MTR from their store. Very sparse supplies and even when they tell you they have something they might not have it when you get there. Hiker boxes have l...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT: Resupply at MTR or VVR
June 12, 5:23pm

Re: In the Bag
Great hike. Thanks for coming. I enjoyed the conversation. FYI, my completely nonscientific mileage estimate based on the map is somewhere in the neighborhood of 21 miles. Tony, post a pic ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Mt. Diablo day hike for all Bay Area BPL Members and Beyond
May 20, 10:30pm

Lets do it
We can start and finish at my house, very close to jays. Pm me for address. And lets start at 7. On the nose. Get there 20 minutes before. U can bring beer if u want but i have 3 kegs on t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Mt. Diablo day hike for all Bay Area BPL Members and Beyond
May 19, 1:24pm

All Reader Reviews by Jeremy Pendrey

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Mountain Laurel Design FS exodus
I have taken the FS Exodus on 2 trips this summer with very different circumstances. Both left me very happy with the FS. First, in July, I hiked 130 miles along the PCT in the Sierra. For this t...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 27, 8:02pm

Vivo Barefoot Breatho Trail
NOTE: THIS REVIEW IS FOR MINIMALIST SHOE WEARING HIKERS. ONLY CONSIDER THESE SHOES FOR BACKPACKING IF YOU WEAR BAREFOOT/MINIMALIST SHOES FULL TIME ALL THE TIME (NOT JUST HIKING) Wore a new pair o...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
July 30, 7:53pm

Mountain Laurel Designs
I have to add my two cents about MLD's service. Early this summer I damaged the bottom of my Exodus pack. The damage was completely my fault (sliding down granite). I wrote Ron and asked if he ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 17, 10:00pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus
The Exodus is the new 2009 version of the MLD Zip pack. So far, I have taken it on 2 overnight trips and one 9 day trip. This is my first frameless pack, so I can't compare to others, but the pa...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 26, 5:20pm

Nuun Active Hydration tabs
These are my new go-to electrolyte replacement solution. I used them in conjunction with Saltstick pills on a 9 day TRT thru-hike. Prior to that hike I had always had evening headaches and sometimes...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 26, 4:35pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Superlight
I agree with the first two reviewers that this is an excellent bivy to use with a tarp. It is extremely light (mine weighs in at 6 oz even not counting the stuff sack and cord that can be attached to...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
February 11, 9:17pm

Golite Ultra 20
I like this quilt but give it a 4 because the temperature rating is optimistic. I've used it once below freezing, and while I was fine, I had to layer up substantially. I used it on a mid-Septem...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
January 31, 2:21pm

Watchful Eye Designs Aloksak
There are other reviews on O.P. Saks/Aloksaks pertaining to the bear-can size and the food storage and protection issues those bags raise. This review concerns Aloksaks generally. The main problem w...

In Miscellaneous Products
June 21, 2:06pm

Jocalat bars (by Larabar) Chocolate
These are love 'em or hate 'em chocolate bars. I love them, but my kids hate them because they don't taste like typcial store bought chocolate bars. The bars are organic and vegan, so do...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
June 21, 12:48pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
I highly recommend this hat for sun protection. This hat is light (M=2.5 oz on my scale) and provides full sun coverage due to the long back and wide brim, which allows you to carry much less sunbloc...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 21, 12:07pm