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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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Music and Backpacking
I love the outdoors and I love music, combine both and you have magic. I always bring my Ipod with a headset and mini speakers. I can't think of a better combo then 15-20 miles with the use o...

In Philosophy & Technique » Music and Backpacking
December 04, 9:25pm

Pt. Reyes 1/24/09-Life Insurance!!!!!!
Mr. Wong tell us more about your wifey. Are should we just wait for a good camp fire talk. Oh ya no fires at Pt. Reyes!!!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Point Reyes Trip January 24th-Please Read
December 04, 6:39pm

SpinnTwinn Beaks
Thanks James for the PM I will respect her privacy. Jay-

In GEAR » SpinnTwinn Beaks
December 04, 2:43pm

SpinnTwinn Beaks
Golite no longer makes [Ray-Way Tarps} Does Golite have a patten on beaks? I am just wondering? I don't think so. James I really like your idea of one beak on you GG Spinntwinn. I have o...

In GEAR » SpinnTwinn Beaks
December 04, 12:17pm

Point Reyes 1/24
Hey Ken, Thanks for all the time you put into putting this hike together. [Good karma will be in your pack] The closes In & Out Burger is in Marin of Hwy 101 I will do some more research. ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Point Reyes Trip January 24th-Please Read
December 03, 9:01pm

WM Bags for Spring 09
Great insite Kyle, I buy from BPL, MLD, GG, Backcountrygear, REI and Mini Bull Designs. You have to admit BPL has a lot great products at a great price. I am more interested in quality over mas...

In GEAR » New Western Mountaineering Bags for Spring 2009?
December 03, 6:13pm

Petzl e + Switch Failure
My new Petzl e works great I really like [red] night vision and the weight of the headlamp. Mr. Tang- Mr.Positive

In GEAR » Petzl e+ Switch Failure
December 02, 6:08pm

Snakebite Kit
I would not take a snakebite kit in California. Save that weight for something else. Maybe in the South or a tropical-jungle country. Less is more!!!!

In GEAR » VOTE: Snakebite Kit (Take it / Leave it)
December 02, 4:16pm

Total Items Carried
Good point about the tent stakes Richard- I need to re-think that item a little better and I do count my first-aid kit as one item. I brought up this question because I see a lot of newbies wit...

In GEAR » Honesty Question? Total items carried in pack:
December 02, 3:12pm

Total Items Carried
Clarification, I consider a first-aid kit as one item and my tent stakes as one item [not all 14 of them].Back in the day I think I brought over 90+ items on a weekend trip. Over the years I have...

In GEAR » Honesty Question? Total items carried in pack:
December 02, 1:34pm

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