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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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All Forum Posts by Jay Wilkerson

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Yosemite-Glacier Pt.
Great pictures Cameron! You said Fall- What month of the year were you there? -INTP

In Photo Gallery » Yosemite: Glacier Pt to Red Peak Pass to Lake Merced
February 04, 9:34pm

Coolest piece of gear Ever
Ipod-Nano: 1.3oz - 16GB - 2,176 songs so far!

In GEAR » Coolest Ever
February 02, 9:33am

SUL 3 Season List
Panel size or Number of stakes? More Impostant? Never save weight on tent stakes or guy lines!

In Gear Lists » SUL 3 season gear list
January 31, 10:08pm

BPLers GGG: Pt. Reyes
There's Tony the Photog and Ken the Stand-Up Comedian!!

In Photo Gallery » BPLers GGG: Point Reyes, CA
January 30, 9:40am

Weight Reduction
I am with ya William. I could loose a few pounds myself. I am 6'3 - 235 lb. My Doctor told me techniqly I am fat- I should weigh between 205-210. It is basically a trickle down effect or u...

In Philosophy & Technique » Weight Reduction
January 29, 11:15am

Whats my problem??
Early on in my backpacking days I always had problems sleeping in the wilderness. Any small noise would send me into a paranoid state of mind. "What's that-What's that???" Then I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Whats my problem
January 29, 9:44am

BPLers GGG-Pt. Reyes
Thanks Tony for all the great pictures and also thanks to Ken Helwig for getting the hole thing organized. "High Five" Nice people-- great hike!!!!! -Jay

In Photo Gallery » BPLers GGG: Point Reyes, CA
January 28, 9:55pm

UL 3 day-2 night gear list

In Gear Lists » UL 3 day, 2 night Gear List
January 27, 10:29pm

Pt. Reyes
Thanks for all your help Dennis!!! -Jay

In Post-Trip Reports » Point Reyes, January 24th and 25th
January 26, 7:47pm

Pt. Reyes
What a fun group of UL backpackers. I have never had so much fun just talking about GEAR.. It was great to see everyone come out of there INTERVERTED shells. Can't wait for the next hike. &...

In Post-Trip Reports » Point Reyes, January 24th and 25th
January 26, 9:49am

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