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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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Hey you from that out-of-control- thread move over here a plan a trip!
Trips Planned: Mineral King Loop 55 miles 6/13-16 Emigrant/Hoover Wilderness/PCT Loop 125 miles 8/9-18 Trinity Alps in Fall w/snap judgement Any friends have interest please...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Hey you from that out-of-control-thread move over here and plan a trip
June 01, 11:37am

JMT

In Photo Gallery » JMT-
May 31, 11:52pm

UL Creatures
Newt! Henry Coe Garter Snake

In Photo Gallery » UL Creatures
May 31, 11:43pm

Emigrant
I was at Long Lake and Kennedy Lake out of Kennedy Meadows last weekend and did not hear or see any mosquitoes. I guess the lack of mosquitoes is the only benefit of the worst snow-pack in recent h...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Emigrant
May 31, 3:16pm

Above Treeline
Humphreys Basin, SPELT Falls!

In Photo Gallery » Above Treeline
May 30, 10:18pm

Share Your Trees with Bats

In Photo Gallery » Share Your Trees
May 30, 7:19pm

East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail
Great stuff Jeremy & Tony! Skyline has been on my To Do List: You guys have any trips planned this summer?

In Post-Trip Reports » East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail
May 30, 2:37pm

1 night in Yosemite. We're do you go?
Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is cool place to explore with all the waterfalls and cool tunnel.

In Pre-Trip Planning » 1 night in Yosemite. We're do you go?
May 29, 8:42pm

Backpacking Health Risks?
Rattlesnakes are always a hazard on the trail! Just be smart on how you approach and avoid them.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking health risks?
May 28, 10:12pm

Sun Hat
+1 Sunday Afternoon Adventure Hat. Great sun protection with wide brim and back of neck coverage!

In GEAR » sun hat
May 28, 8:37pm

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