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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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weight / calories
Cary: You are right about different metabolisms impacting weight loss. From what I've read, some people do store fat more than others. So the starving ancestors may have something to do with...

In Philosophy & Technique » Weight Reduction
February 03, 6:15pm

exercise vs. weight loss
I agree with Lynn's last comment. Exercise and weight loss are different things. In my experience, intense exercise does not result in weight loss. In fact, the opposite can be true in the s...

In Philosophy & Technique » Weight Reduction
February 03, 2:12pm

temps
Richard: I think temps were only in the low 40's, but there was quite a bit of wind throughout the night that made it feel cooler. Tony: Thanks once again for being the photog, and for all...

In Photo Gallery » BPLers GGG: Point Reyes, CA
January 30, 9:11am

Good times
It was great meeting all of you fellow Nor Cal UL'ers this past weekend. It was very cool seeing all the various UL shelters and gear. I've never seen so much Dyneema in one place. Time ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Point Reyes, January 24th and 25th
January 26, 1:48pm

current weather report for the weekend for Pt. Reyes
Saturday: a.m. showers, cloudy afternoon, 30% chance of rain Sunday: showers possible, 30% chance of rain. Of course, take with a grain of salt since weather reports are almost never right. Lo...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Point Reyes Trip January 24th-Please Read
January 23, 8:54am

Great article
Tony: Great article, and not just because you mention me in the article. :) It is very well written too! As you know, I've been going through the same lightweight transformation and it'...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Passion Found, Lost, and Rediscovered
January 07, 8:47am

the 24th
I'm in for January 24th.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Point Reyes Trip January 24th-Please Read
December 04, 1:55pm

the 24th
I'm open the 17th weekend but am a maybe for the 24th because I've got a scheduling conflict I need to resolve, but I'm working on it because I would like to go. update on 11/28: Lo...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Point Reyes January
November 26, 8:58am

More space?
I'm also interested in Pt. Reyes the third weekend of January (MLK weekend, correct?). It would be great to meet other Bay Area UL backpackers. Is there still room? -Jeremy

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Point Reyes January
November 17, 10:56pm

Good pics
Tony: Thanks for posting these. As always, I do none of the photographic work, but get to be in most of the pics. As long as I keep organizing trips, you'll let me get away with it. And t...

In Photo Gallery » Emigrant Wilderness
November 14, 6:19pm

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