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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
My PDF Gear List2014 UL Gear List

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Emigrant/Hoover Wilderness 125 Mile Loop
I will be starting from Crabtree TH and finishing at Kennedy Meadows. There are plenty of great, hardly explored lakes in that area. 7 days & 125 miles starting tomorrow afternoon. Fishing will...

In Pre-Trip Planning » any weekender ideas from the Bay Area, CA
July 30, 8:38pm

MLD Grace Duo Taught Pitch?
Ruta Locura CF 2-piece tent pole 1.4oz and Yama Mountain Gear (2.0) bug shelter 15.5oz.

In GEAR » MLD grace duo taught pitch?
July 30, 3:12pm

Caribou Lakes, Trinity Alps
Great TR Kat and even better pictures!

In Post-Trip Reports » Caribou Lakes, Trinity Alps
July 28, 8:39pm

What are the most useful inexpensive items you carry?
Head Net, Glasses and a Wide-Brim Hat.

In GEAR » What are the most useful inexpensive items you carry?
July 27, 1:59pm

"Unusual (and expensive) item that you consider worth it"
A Large "All Seasons" sleeping pad: 77 x 25 x 2.5 inches at 26oz. A good nights sleep is well worth the cost! Very durable and comfortable.

In GEAR » Unusual (and expensive) item that you consider worth it
July 24, 10:41pm

Why we hike:
Because I really like it!

In Philosophy & Technique » Why we hike....
July 24, 2:18pm

Grand Sawtooth Loop
Excellent pictures and TR!!

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Sawtooth Loop (Grandjean to Grandjean)
July 23, 8:59pm

Sierra Lakes & Tranquility
Little Five Lakes, Mineral King

In Photo Gallery » Sierra Lakes & Tranquility
July 20, 9:56pm

Mt. Shasta Circumnavigation
Excellent TR Marc and even better photos! What is your next trip planned?

In Post-Trip Reports » Mt Shasta Circumnavigation
July 18, 9:54pm

Emigrant Wilderness with Light Packs - Group BPL Trip
Great pictures Andy and it was nice to hike and meet you. We won't hold SoCal against you! LOL

In Post-Trip Reports » Emigrant Wilderness With Light Packs - Group BPL Trip
July 18, 7:20pm

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