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Jessen Jacobsen (SmokiesHanger) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Boulder
About Me I've been backpacking for a few years now, and have been ultralight for the majority of them. My college student budget forced me to make my own gear, and now it has become yet another hobby (I moderate the Gear Workshop forum over at PBF).

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Once you sign up you can freely change your email address that PBF will use to send you emails (which is very few). I don't know what your work email rules are, but you might be able to sign u...

In GEAR » Practical Backpacking
August 27, 1:57pm

Nice pics!
Could you perhaps comment on your experience with the Miniposa? I'm planning on getting one of these and I would love to hear some first hand knowledge. What size torso did you get?

In Post-Trip Reports » Point Reyes National Seashore
August 04, 11:11am

I downloaded the Google earth map of the trail, and like many of the National Historic Trails, it pretty much follows roads, not trails. I don't know how fun it would be to backpack it, but it...

In Post-Trip Reports » Anza trail (AZ/CA)?
August 03, 10:14am

As I posted in the "Musical Instruments" thread, I sometimes bring my 11oz ukulele along with me. I enjoy creating my own music, and recording is another one of my hobbies (I play guitar...

In Chaff » What tunes do you guys play or listen to?
August 02, 10:42am

You could try a Gossamer Gear Mariposa or Miniposa with a GG sitlight pad. The packs have internal stays so the need for a pad for support is lessened and the sitlight is like and ounce and a half.

In GEAR » Hammock camping & frameless backpacks?
July 31, 8:34pm

Picking a Rain Jacket
As I eagerly await my excess scholarship funds in mid-August, I have been lining up potential gear purchases. One purchase I have been thinking of is a new rain jacket. I have been using a Marmot P...

In GEAR » Picking a Rain Jacket
July 30, 8:01pm

I think that ragged monkey needs to become the new ultralight mascot.

In GEAR » Aqua Mira vs Hiker filter
July 30, 7:59pm

Re: Musical Instruments
How heavy is too heavy? On longer trips, and trips where I am alone, I bring my Martin Ukulele. It weighs about 11 oz and fits very well into the front pocket of my ULA Circuit. My base weight i...

In GEAR » Musical Instruments
July 20, 10:17am

On longer trips I like to bring my Martin S-O Ukulele. It weights about 11 oz, and since my base weight is under 10 lbs, it doesn't hurt to bring it along.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Passing Time in Camp
June 29, 2:35pm

Re: Re: Re: SUL and UL: Seeking Converts
Not all local outfitter employees are blind to the "light". When I bought my first set of gear, I was lucky enough to be helped out by an employee who had hiked the AT and told me all ab...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL and UL: Seeking Converts
June 29, 10:51am

All Reader Reviews by Jessen Jacobsen

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Marmot Precip Jacket Mens
I got this jacket in 2005. In terms of waterproofness, it worked pretty well for the first year I had it. However, it then started experienced "wet out". I have not yet tried to renew t...

In Clothing - Raingear
June 28, 9:54pm