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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 8 packgoats and really enjoy their companionship and service while on the trail.
CountryUnited States
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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 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

Video clip showing Valandre Shocking Blue construction This clip is part of a batch of video segments that Valandre is putting together for a future website here in the U.S. I THINK...

In GEAR » Video clip showing Valandre Shocking Blue construction
February 23, 9:16am

Valandre' Bloody Mary now in stock
The Bloody Mary's are now available here in the U.S. for those who may be interested. It has a comfort rating of 20 degrees and an extreme rating of 5 degrees. The girth is quite roomy. I...

In GEAR » Valandre' Bloody Mary now in stock
February 21, 3:43pm

Caldera Keg by AGG
I just received my new Caldera Keg today. I decided to buy one based on the recommendations of the BPL staff here. What a cool setup! I boiled two different pots of water from the tap, (I didn&#...

In GEAR » Caldera Keg by AGG
February 05, 11:58pm

Roof piece on Hilleberg Allak
Gosh, Stephen, your buckle questions might be better answered by Petra. Not sure how they compare with the Staika. I know on the Allak, that the roof covering connects on one side with short ho...

In Winter Hiking » Best lightweight winter tent?
January 30, 8:18pm

Since you are not in the U.S. and live overseas, you may also want to consider Valandre bags. I imagine that they are available where you live. They are quite lightweight and use a very high qual...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Winter sleeping bag
January 27, 10:33pm

If you like the two doors and the two vestibules, the Allak will hold up to almost any type of winter weather here in the U.S., in my opinion. When the Allak is guided out, it is VERY stable, and ...

In Winter Hiking » Best lightweight winter tent?
January 26, 9:07pm

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