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Jay Wilkerson (Creachen) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale East Bay
About Me Accept, Adapt then Attack!
CityJust 12 miles to Mt. Diablo
StateNor Cal
CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by Jay Wilkerson

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MLD Patrol Shelter help
I use a 120cm GG fixed length for the front pole and Ruta Locura rear pole at 21 inches (2-piece).

In GEAR » MLD patrol shelter help
June 30, 5:20pm

Emigrant Wilderness SUL Trip- July 13-14
Sleeping at Trail-Head. I will leave Walnut Creek around 7:00PM after the rush hour get a dinner plus a few adult beverages. Get to Sanora Pass around 10:30-11:00 get some sleep and be ready to ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Emigrant Wilderness SUL Trip - July 13-14
June 28, 5:30pm

Emigrant Wilderness SUL Trip- July 13-14
I am in the East Bay and if you can BART to the Walnut Creek station I can pick you up from there. I have a truck that will sit four and lots of room for your packs. I am probably going to drive up...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Emigrant Wilderness SUL Trip - July 13-14
June 27, 9:16pm

Mineral King: Black Rock Pass & Sawtooth Pass w/ Pictures
Lost Canyon Little Five Lakes Thanks, Adan!

In Post-Trip Reports » Mineral King: Black Rock Pass & Sawtooth Pass
June 27, 2:45pm

Emigrant Wilderness SUL Trip- July 13-14
Great list Andrew! I have decided no cooking gear which will save me around 9 oz. I will bring snacks, hoagies, cheese & crackers, bagels, PB, ETC. I might bring a fishing pole to catch some fr...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Emigrant Wilderness SUL Trip - July 13-14
June 24, 2:31pm

SUL Hike
DEET or just bring a head net? No sleep sox, knife, first aid kit or maybe just a few Advils? There is a fine line to truly go SUL. What about bringing my ID, Med Card and car key? The clothes that...

In Chaff » SUL Hike
June 23, 11:24am

SUL Hike
In Huntington Beach training on the beach for my SUL trip in Emigrant Wilderness! Cutting down many items on the gear list- No cook gear for sure or camp speaker, tooth brush or water filter. What...

In Chaff » SUL Hike
June 22, 7:36pm

Emigrant Wilderness SUL Trip- July 13-14
I was at Kennedy Lake about a month a go and it was very comfortable at night. I would say better safe than sorry. I will be bringing a down vest, beanie, glove liners and sleep in my hiking pants ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Emigrant Wilderness SUL Trip - July 13-14
June 20, 7:46pm

Emigrant Wilderness SUL Trip- July 13-14
Ken, It could be in the Low 60's to low 90's in the day. Lost of variables just like the T Alps. You should come down Ken--Let me know?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Emigrant Wilderness SUL Trip - July 13-14
June 20, 7:23pm

Mineral King: Black Rock Pass & Sawtooth Pass
Andrew, I did walk through a "few" snow patches and that snow was very thin. Mineral King is definitely HIGH country and it was kind of alarming because of the lack of snow at two 11,600+...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mineral King: Black Rock Pass & Sawtooth Pass
June 18, 1:19pm

All Reader Reviews by Jay Wilkerson

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Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
I have been a member of REI for over 15 years...I purchased a REI Bivy sack over year and half ago -I never used it--just in the backyard to test it out..Anyways I returned yesterday-- the customer se...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 02, 9:27pm

Nunatak Alpinist Mummy 20 degree
I have used the Nunatak Alpinist mummy bag 16 nights so far in 2009 and I have never been so comfortable sleeping. I ordered a large with a 64 inch shoulder and 40 inch foot box at 6'6 length..I ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
August 13, 1:30pm

Thermarest Neo-Air
There has been a lot of hype generated around this sleeping pad and I have to say it is very warm and comfortable to sleep on. I used last week in Emigrant Wilderness and the temps got below freezing...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
June 23, 12:37pm

Equinox 6x8 Globe Skimmer Tarp
I am very happy with this simple tarp. It has a smaller footprint then other tarps thus is perfect for a solo hiker. The 6x8 tarp has 12 gromets to guy out with which adds a lot of versatility for p...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
June 18, 4:14pm

Trail Life- Ray Jardine's Lightweight Backpacking
I bought the original version in 1998 and that book forever changed my life for the better. Trail life is pretty much the same book except with more pictures and few new paragraphs of information. T...

In Books and Media
April 22, 9:31am

Nunatak Alpinist
I ordered a (Custom) Alpinist Mummy bag in January. I wanted a lighter bag then my WM Superlite- that's why I went with a CUSTOM bag!! Tom told me it would come in at 27 to 28oz-I thought great.. ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 10, 4:11pm

Wet Fire Fire Starting Tinder
The Wet Fire is Quick and easy to use!! What more can I say-I call them the (Magic Marsh Mellows). I used them at the Lost Coast in some very blistry conditions and they started a fire in no time at a...

In Miscellaneous Products
April 06, 4:16pm

Outdoor Research Outer Shell Mitts
The combined weight of the OR shell mitts is 1.5oz- I use them in conjunction with the Patagonia liner gloves. The mitts are great because they give a lot more options on the trail. Use them with the ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
March 19, 9:26am

PossumDown Gloves (BPL Gear Shop)
I used them last week in the Sierras for a day hike in the snow. They were very warm but they got a hole (Left hand) about two hours into the hike. I was using trekking poles and a hole started (worn...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
March 16, 3:01pm

MSR Mug Mate Coffee Filter MSR coffee filter
It does not get any simpler then MugMate for cowboy coffee. Just add coffee grounds to the MugMate and put it in your cup/pot- let it seep for a few minutes and then perfection!! If you want more fla...

In Cookware - Other
March 10, 10:58am