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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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JMT Stove Choice-VVR
VVR has a good selection of backpackers gear on hand. You could call to make sure. I resupplied there . I have there number. It is a seasonal place. 559 259 4000 or 619 668 8707. I think they...

In GEAR » JMT Stove choice
January 15, 10:15pm

Hip Belts and hip pockets
I have a ULA P-2 and the built in hip pockets work great. They are very convenient for things such as a camera and bars and such. I just got a new MLD Ark and I am in the process of ordering two m...

In GEAR » Hip Belts and Hip Belt Pockets
January 15, 9:37pm

Pt Reyes-1/24
Hey Ken, Unless its a big El Nino Storm which I hope it is not. A little rain can stop a bunch of UL backpackers-right! I would still go if it rains, but it depends on how much it rains. Play it...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Point Reyes Trip January 24th-Please Read
January 15, 6:37pm

SUL Gear list
What are you sleeping on Even just a ground cloth? Very Spartan!! You will be very uncomfortable in the nights-trust me. A mid-weight even a heavy sleeping pad can make all the difference in the ...

In Gear Lists » SUL Gear list
January 15, 8:21am

JMT Highlights

In Photo Gallery » JMT Highlights
January 14, 10:02pm

Edible Plants
I have a good book on Edible Plants. Its by Bradford Anger and it covers all Edible plants in the US and Canada. It is called Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants. I hope this helps somebody. -Jay

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » edible plants
January 14, 9:04pm

Lightweight Testimony-Jim Sweeney
There is a lot to think about in his article and then agian there is not. SPOOF!! UL is a waste of time-Right!!

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Testimony: Jim Sweeney's Enlightenment via Lead Weights, Helium Balloons, and Yachting
January 14, 8:54pm

Trekking Pole Connector
Hey Craig, The Aluminum tube is 38mm X 1.5mm. I was caught in a big Sierra thunderstorm with my Golite Hex and the connector w/two trekking poles and it worked great. (Very windy) -Jay

In Make Your Own Gear » Trekking Pole Connector
January 14, 2:29pm

Trekking Pole Connector
Simple Aluminum tubing (1.4oz) Strong, Dependable! I could even cut the tube in half and save a few more grams.

In Make Your Own Gear » Trekking Pole Connector
January 14, 12:57pm

How to properly set hiking pole length?-BPL Stix
Over the years I have been frustrated by the locking mechanism on trekking poles. Because of that I have gone to one piece poles like BPL STIX 130cm. I have tried Komperdell C-3's and and Lek...

In GEAR » How to properly set hiking pole length?
January 14, 11:41am

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