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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
Hey Steven, I like the Caveman method and respect it but I think the Cavemen got so board that eventually they invented the drum. Animals skins and large gourds= Tribal Beats!! Doug, Check ou...

In Philosophy & Technique » Music and Backpacking
December 09, 9:44pm

FS: Big Agnes Insulated Air Core
Mummy - 20x60x2.5 21oz. Used 2 nights only in Excellent Condition, comes with stuff sack and patch kit. I like the flat Thermarest style too much. $55.00 shipped in the CONUS. PM me

In Gear Swap » FS: Big Agnes Insulated Air Core
December 09, 8:16pm

WTB : Back Issues of print magazine
Hey Jerry, I have issues 10 and 11 PM if interested. -Jay

In Gear Swap » WTB: Back Issues of Print Magazine
December 09, 1:10pm

Thanks Dave, I totally guessed at the weight-18oz. Looking forward to it in my mail box!!!!!!!!

In GEAR » Prophet 2009.
December 08, 11:09pm

Beer cans used as cooking pots
Hey Mark, Thanks for your insight!!!

In GEAR » Beer Cans being used as cooking pots.
December 08, 11:03pm

GI Military Surplus Warm Weather Bags
Hey Even, I have Western Mountaineering= Linelite, large , 45 degrees, I used it only for a total of ten nights. In excellent condition. Always stored properly. $145.00 shipped. Check out pictur...

In GEAR » GI Issue Military Surplus Warm Weather Bags
December 08, 8:39pm

I just ordered the ARC 2009 at 4200ci and hope when it arrives it comes in at under 18oz. Any body tried this pack yet? The ARC can't get to my house quick enough!!! X-Mass is coming early!!...

In GEAR » Prophet 2009.
December 08, 5:21pm

Beer cans used as pots
I use the Heineken Can as a cook pot. For a weekend hike I will boil H2O just twice [dinner & Breakfast] and then recycle the can after use. I have often wondered if there is any affects af...

In GEAR » Beer Cans being used as cooking pots.
December 08, 5:05pm

Backpacking Bucket List
Hey Tony nice thread, my list is: Kauai- Along Kauai's Na Pali Coast Colorado Trail CDT Sierra High Route

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpakcing Bucket List
December 06, 12:07pm

Multi-Use Items
Hey Richard, You can't beat a good bandanna- I actually sometimes bring two. Bandanna maps are way cool.

In Multiple Use Gear » Multi-Use Items
December 05, 10:02pm

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