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Charles Jennings (vigilguy) - BPL Forum 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.
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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

Valandre temp ratings
-20 was not an official statement. That was only my experience. I would recommend the bag as a -5 degree bag in order to provide a margin of safety. But I would also suggest that they do some te...

In Gear Deals » New Valandre site
September 03, 8:37pm

Valandre Shocking Blue temp ratings
QUOTE(No offense to anyone, but to the poster who said that they "have used the Shocking Blue in -20 degree temps and was amazed at how warm it kept me" "I just can't believe it....

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

THANKS!!!! This is the kind of deal that I was waiting for!

In Gear Deals » 1 Yr of Backpacker Magazine for $3.99
September 02, 12:00pm

Gransfors Bruks
I also use the Gransfors Bruks hatchet and love the quality. They come razor sharp and hold the edge every well.

In GEAR » Ax & Axes
September 02, 11:45am

Thanks, Doug. Yours is mostly the kind of feedback that I was looking for in the original post, in regards to the site. I also found myself scratching my head on the opening video, but the more t...

In Gear Deals » New Valandre site
September 02, 11:39am

Valandre' pricing on Mirage
Mirage pricing ranges from $429 to $479 depending on size and zip option. It is a legitimate 20 degree bag in my experience. Weight is 24 oz for the medium. Not exactly sure why prices are not...

In Gear Deals » New Valandre site
September 01, 10:24pm

Valandre' Site
Okay... have you found anything GOOD or PRAISEWORTHY about the site? I have also found some things that may need changing, but I have also noticed some positives about the site.

In Gear Deals » New Valandre site
September 01, 2:10pm

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