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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.
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All Forum Posts by Charles Jennings

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I can't help myself...gotta chime in here... :-) Disclosure: I am an authorized retailer for Valandre' gear. I personally own the Swing 500, the Mirage, the Lafayette, and the Thor. ...

In GEAR » Tell me about Valandre
November 13, 7:57pm

Valandre' equivalent for your wife
Wellllll.....Do you think that she wants/needs an all-season bag? Would she like a full zip? (I went with a WM sequoia semi-rectangular for my wife because she HAS to stick her feet out...they get...

In GEAR » valandre bags?
October 11, 5:20pm

Valandre bag weights vs PHD
Mmmmmm.... I am not coming up with the same figures, so I am having a hard time accepting that the PHD bags are "a lot lighter" than Valandre bags. The PHD XERO 800 bag that is rate...

In GEAR » valandre bags?
October 11, 2:31pm

Space remaining inside Nallo 2 with an Exped DAM 9 DLX
I thought that this photo might be of benefit. The head-end of the airmat was all the way up to the doorway (entrance). the length of the DAM 9 DLX is 76", and the inner length of the Na...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Nallo 2
October 07, 8:19pm

With the new version of Nallo tents, there is a rear guy line that attaches to the outer tent just above the rear zipper. This helps in pulling the outer tent away from the inner at the foot of th...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Nallo 2
October 07, 8:16pm

Nallo 2 space
Is there a slight amount of contact with the inner tent? Yes. I have a hard time understanding why an eVent rain jacket won't protect the foot of the bag from moisture absorption when a bivy w...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Nallo 2
October 06, 7:25pm

Nallo 2 Inner tent space with Exped DAM 9 DLX and Valandre' Mirage Long

In GEAR » Hilleberg Nallo 2
October 06, 7:17pm

Nallo 2
Tell ya what. I'll set it up tomorrow and send you photos, of me inside, laying flat, in and out of a bag. I really don't think it's an issue. I know your feet won't touch.

In GEAR » Hilleberg Nallo 2
October 05, 8:16pm

Nallo 2
I have just covered the foot end of my bag with my rain jacket. I have been using the Exped DAM so it does raise my bag up a bit. At least I do not feel cramped for length in the Nallo as far a...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Nallo 2
October 05, 7:02pm

Being a long time Scouter myself, I would hold a mandatory meeting for the newbies- and if they don't show up, they don't go on the trek, it's that simple. That may sound harsh, but hi...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » How do you lighten up Adults
October 01, 6:48pm

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