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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.
CountryUnited States
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All Forum Posts by Charles Jennings

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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

Love the Hilleberg Rajd
I have been using the Rajd in Spring and summer conditions in the dry climate of Northen Utah and have yet to experience condensation while using it in this area. We have really low humidity here.

In Editor's Roundtable » Hilleberg Rajd Tent REVIEW
April 13, 9:59pm

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