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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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All Forum Posts by Charles Jennings

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Nallo 2GT
Don't plan on them being spacious, width-wise, for two people...if you want space, go for the 3GT. These are four season tents and are designed to conserve body heat. If you are thinking ...

In GEAR » Hillberg Nallo 2 GT?
July 30, 11:08pm

Akto high enough for 6 footers
Just my opinion, but the comment about the Akto being too low and cramped is very subjective, and may cause potential buyers to steer clear of this fine shelter. I am 6'1" tall and weig...

In GEAR » Scarp v.s. Akto
April 30, 6:47pm

Sublite is SOLD
Tent has SOLD. Thanks.

In Gear Swap » F/S Tarptent Sublite Tyvek
April 19, 10:44am

Sublite for sale

In Gear Swap » F/S Tarptent Sublite Tyvek
April 19, 9:03am

F/S Tarptent Sublite Tyvek
I am selling a new Sublite. Never used. Set up twice briefly in the yard, then taken down. Includes optional poles. $125 with free shipping. Paypal accepted. Email me at vigilguy at gmail...

In Gear Swap » F/S Tarptent Sublite Tyvek
April 18, 11:22pm

Caldera Keg
Features that won me over on the Caldera Keg is its light weight, and its effective windscreen that also functions as a pot support. I also like the simplicity of using alcohol...pouring in 15 m...

In GEAR » Caldera Keg users.
March 29, 5:17pm

Caldera Keg
It takes roughly 15 ml of alcohol to boil 16 oz of water. I pour between 15 and 20 ml for safe measure.

In GEAR » Caldera Keg users.
March 29, 8:26am

Re: Winds
My avatar photo is on Washakie Pass in the Winds at 11,600 ft. I good loop is starting out at the Big Sandy TH, up and over Hailey Pass, circle back over Washakie Pass and back to the TH. 7 d...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Trip in September
February 25, 11:14am

Re: Trip in September
You may also want to go to the forums at backpacker.com and send a PM to swimswithtrout. He has been going to the Winds since the 1970's. How many days are you planning for?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Trip in September
February 25, 7:44am

Re: What about Rab Super Dru Jacket
I own it and like it. I use it for summer. It has abrasion resistant fabric on the elbows and on the shoulders, but uses a lighter denier fabric in the non wear areas. It is cut longer in the ba...

In GEAR » Rab Super Dru Jacket
February 23, 9:56pm

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