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Jim W. (jimqpublic) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale So-Cal
About Me 46 years old. Married with two kids- Daughter born in 2000, son born in 2003. Loved camping as a little kid. Then we moved to the foot of Mt. Whitney when I was 13. I spent my teenage years backpacking, hiking, snowshoeing, xc & downhill skiing. A lot less since then (living in LA).

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All Forum Posts by Jim W.

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Re: Found my stash of Epic by Nextec 1.7 oz Malibu fabric
I would be interested in enough for a bivy/overbag top- so 3 yards. Red sounds good. Jim

In Make Your Own Gear » Found my stash of Epic by Nextec 1.7 oz Malibu fabric
June 28, 2:22pm

Neoair Pillow?
Have any of you tried the Neoair Pillow? I got a Cocoon pillow for my wife and I gave it a try also- seems nice for side sleeping (me) but a bit rolly for back sleeping (her). Thinking of the N...

In GEAR » Best lightest pillow recommendations
June 28, 11:23am

Re: new 20% off campsaver coupon code
Thanks, the code is CSPINE-20 and works on regular price Campsaver items. At first I thought it didn't work because I only had sale items in my cart.

In Gear Deals » campsaver 20% off coupon
June 28, 10:21am

Here's my plan... Premix 2 parts Everclear 190, 1 part Tequila and 1 part Cointreau for a 135 proof liquor concentrate. For a margarita: 1 ounce liquor concentrate 1 packet Truelime p...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » ultralight cocktails
June 27, 5:28pm

JMT two week plan.
Join the JMY Yahoo group. They have some useful files and data sheets. I took 15 days solo 5 years ago; this year we are doing a 25 day Family hike. 15 days is easier logistically since you do...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT 14–16 day plan
June 27, 8:27am

Re: Opaque ziplock bags for TP??
Resurrecting an old thread 'cause I can't find opaque bags in small quantities. Last weekend we sacrificed a WAG bag for the opaque ziploc. It was more appealing than a clear bag. A...

In GEAR » Opaque ziplock bags for TP??
June 25, 12:33pm

Re: Chaps
@Brian... It might be the black leather chaps over a spandex speedo that people are taking offense to... I used to have some MYOG chaps that weren't very breathable fabric. Over shorts they...

In GEAR » Do non-breathable rain chaps work?
June 21, 8:31am

We have a bag of peanut flour that I was excited about as it's basically dehydrated Peanut Butter after the oil is pressed out. Then I realized that might not be a good thing. Comparison: ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » PB2
June 21, 8:19am

When you toss and turn right off your pad.
I move around too much at night to stay on my pad. I guess if I strapped the bag to the pad it might stay together. So I say if your shelter keeps rain off your groundsheet, and you keep the ba...

In GEAR » When is a bivy sack necessary?
June 14, 9:17am

Driducks sizing?
Sizing question for the $19.99 suits: I'm 5'10" and weigh about 180. I do fine in a Medium with most jackets and pants (or 34" waist). Do I follow the size chart and go Large...

In Gear Deals » Where to buy driducks these days?
June 12, 4:56pm

All Reader Reviews by Jim W.

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Six Moon Designs StarLite
I purchased the SMD Starlight with hip belt pockets and frame stays for a 2008 hike of the John Muir Trail. Currently it has about 5 weeks of backpacking use. Weight is per spec at just under 2 po...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 30, 11:19am

Black Diamond Equipment Customer Service
First, I'll say that usually before you call Customer Service of an equipment manufacturer it means something has gone wrong. This wasn't true for me at all- I contacted them for advice on wh...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 11, 5:06pm

Nike Lava Dome
My original Lava Domes lasted me several years- Wearing to school, mountain biking, hiking, working as a land surveyor. I remember carrying 5 pound Asolo boots in my pack as I wore the Lava Domes wa...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 02, 4:40pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
4.5/5 for overall performance/weight. I bought a Jetboil PCS last summer and used it for testing at home, a two week solo trip, and during a few family day hikes. I love the system compared to...

In Stoves - Canister
March 05, 2:10pm

Sierra Trading Post (STP) web shopping and service
I've been shopping with STP for at least 20 years. The web made this sort of business much easier to shop. Prices are almost always great. Being closeouts, overstocks, and 2nds you have to ke...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 22, 2:48pm