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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 6 packgoats and really enjoy their companionship and service while on the trail.
CityDeweyville
StateUtah
CountryUnited States

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All Forum Posts by Charles Jennings

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Lighten up
You guys that are mocking Kutenay don't know him like I do. Sure, he is opinionated, but aren't we all to some extent? Before you criticize him and berate him from your cubicles, you ...

In GEAR » Ultralight Rifle
October 09, 10:40am

Full Dyneema
I have a Chasm full Dyneema pack. I have no idea what the thickness is. Most all of Dan's packs come with a pretty robust bottom that is made with Dyneema. I think he even said that you co...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How tough do you think your pack is?
October 08, 10:25am

Dyneema is tough stuff
A friend of mine and I lost our footing last autumn as we were descending a steep scree field and slid down on our butts (and packs) about 50-60 feet. We both got pretty skinned up...his pack had ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How tough do you think your pack is?
October 07, 10:13pm

Black Bear Precautions
If I was a newbie to backpacking in Bear Country, and was reading posts like,"Black Bears are not dangerous to adults", I might think, "what the heck, then I guess it's okay to s...

In GEAR » Does bear spray work with black bears and what brand?
September 11, 11:39am

Must've been using a McHale
:))

In Chaff » Only sissies carry less than 75lbs in the Sierras
September 10, 8:04pm

Neoair and 30 degree weather
I was up in the Winds in Wyoming in the middle of August where the temps dipped into the high 20's on two nights then down into the 30's the remaining four nights. Never at any time did I ...

In GEAR » NeoAir & Winter Conditions
September 10, 6:37pm

MK1 XL tents, Hilleberg
(QUOTE) How does this tent hold up in high winds? The profile looks low with shallow angle walls. Tall people, is the XL long enough for someone 6'1"? How does the tent manage moisture in ...

In GEAR » ID MK1 Lite (or similar) users...
September 10, 9:03am

Coleman Xtreme for sale
I have a Coleman Xtreme stove in the gear closet that I won't be using, so I thought I'd sell it. Excellent condition. Has seen little use. I fired it up last night and it works like a...

In Gear Swap » Coleman Xtreme for sale
September 06, 8:19pm

Valandre Shocking Blue Testing
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=16702 James Sweeney did some testing of the Shocking Blue. James is one of the few that under...

In Gear Deals » New Valandre site
September 04, 10:41am

Thanks for the feedback
Valandre has had lots of testers that have taken the Shocking Blue below zero. The bag has been demo'd for several years. I have a hang up myself on the temps posted on the new site and thi...

In Gear Deals » New Valandre site
September 03, 8:41pm

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