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Jeremy Cleaveland (jeremy11) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Exploring San Juan talus
About Me Bible believer, disciple of Jesus Christ, wilderness guide, rock climber, trail runner, mountain climber, ultralight nerd. I grew up in upstate NY going to camp in the Adirondacks where I eventually led trips on all the 46 high peaks, where going heavy led me to find Golite, through which I bought Beyond Backpacking, and the rest is history...
for years I've been an ultralight freak, sewing much of my own gear.
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All Forum Posts by Jeremy Cleaveland

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quickdraws and carabiners on ebay
6 wild country quickdraws with 6" dyneema slings 4 Omega Pacific c...

In Gear Swap » quickdraws and carabiners on ebay
January 03, 8:06pm

random ideas
run as many ultramarathons as you can, but walking right out your front door and hiking to get to them. The Hardrock 100 comes to mind since it is right up the road from me, and really nuts. Do...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Skurka looking for expedition ideas
December 30, 8:47pm

the Photon ReX Rechargeable light! the "He who dies with the lightest pack..." bumper sticker, and a couple odds and ends. didn't really need anything expensive, and couldn't ju...

In Gear Deals » BPL Holiday Sale
December 29, 10:37am

Re: Personality profile of a light weight backpacker?
Sex: Male Age: 24 Marital Status: Single Race: Anglo-Saxon Occupation: Christian Camp Gear Manager and Wilderness Guide Location: San Juans, CO Hobbies/Interests: God and the Bible, Backpa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is the personality profile of a light weight backpacker?
December 29, 10:18am

top 3
homemade Liberty Ridge windcoat, with full molded zip and hood, 1.1 oz dwr. this has been ever reliable and useful for several years and I've been quite impressed with it's durability. It...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 05, 9:28am

I got a Paramo Aspira Jacket, Cascada trousers, and a mountain pull-on a year and a half ago (in Colorado!) and they are amazing for colder weather. the breathability is great, and they are waterp...

In GEAR » Paramo Questions, including: are there knockoffs?
December 04, 10:05am

one of my rules for clothing is in the coldest expected conditions I should be wearing everything and be just warm enough. if you like being clean, you could bring a change of base layers, but I s...

In Gear Lists » help with thru hike gear.TOO MUCH STUFF
December 04, 9:53am

so, they are a bit weaker. no problem, as I use normal AAA's as long as I can, than when they finally get replaced its really bright. how long do the batteries last? would they reliably go f...

In GEAR » rechargeable batteries in Petzl headlamps?
November 29, 8:19pm

rechargeable batteries in Petzl headlamps?
so, I hear Petzl headlamps shouldn't be used with lithium batteries. are the Energizer NiMh rechargeable AAA's fine?

In GEAR » rechargeable batteries in Petzl headlamps?
November 29, 4:01pm

Nice job, and great idea! I wonder how good Aloksacks sewn onto a hip belt for simple hipbelt pockets would work.

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Aloksack Chest Pocket
November 13, 10:33pm

All Reader Reviews by Jeremy Cleaveland

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Thru-hiker Liberty Ridge Shell
I've made two of these, both with a full #3 ykk molded tooth zipper and hood. the first was from 1.1 oz dwr, the second from 1.1 oz teflon dwr. I normally use the non-telfon due to its greater b...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 16, 10:57am

Mark Twight/The Mountaineers Extreme Alpinism
this is an incredible read. Get it for the epic stories alone. I often say "it could be worse" to encourage my spirits in hard conditions, and the stories really illustrate how true that i...

In Books and Media
January 14, 11:12pm

Dasani Dasani 1 Liter bottle
it is really light, lighter than a 1 L gatorade, but is weaker and has a small opening, making it messier to put in drink mix. Mine worked fine, but they have a shorter life than gatorade bottles. T...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
October 25, 10:13pm

Paramo Aspira Jacket
Paramo has a very unique method for waterproofing - there is no membrane, but instead has a dwr shell with a pump liner that moves liquid water, whether rain or sweat, away from you faster than it can...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 27, 11:21pm

Cilogear 60L worksack, version 1
The Cilogear 60L pack (mine is version 1) is the one pack that can handle everything, and excel at everything. It is light enough for backpacking but durable enough to abuse with bushwhacking, alpine...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 23, 3:20pm

Cilogear 20L
The Cilogear 20L pack was designed specifically as an alpine climbing leader's pack. it is small so you can't lead with too much stuff (you're already carrying a rack and dragging a rope ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 05, 9:13pm

Cilogear Schoolbag
(why is this under internal frame packs? all it has is a stiff foam back pad...) its a great bag. here's what i don't like so much - the shoulder straps are just a bit too narrow for my n...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 05, 8:56pm