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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
CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by Jay Wilkerson

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Aquamira
On the 7 & 7 drops- that's the directions on AQ bottles. Better safe then sorry!! Most experienced hikers now the difference between good and bad water sources. Snow melt VS. Cow pond.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » newbie aquamira question
November 15, 10:51pm

Aquamira
BPL's micro and mini bottles both work great. I like to repackage and save weight!!!!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » newbie aquamira question
November 15, 10:33pm

Aquamira
It is 7 drops per bottle for 1 ltr. Let stand for 15 min. after a 5 min mix time in a mixing cup. I use a chapstick cap= 1 gram.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » newbie aquamira question
November 15, 8:30pm

Golite Stake Bag
Yes, I use the pen fishing rod, it has worked for me with no problems. I have heard of bad reports on the pen rod but mine has worked great over 2 seasons- I guess the fish I caught were just to sm...

In Multiple Use Gear » Golite 4.5x10 stake bag uses:
November 15, 8:23pm

Golite Stake Bag
My bad- no picture at first.

In Multiple Use Gear » Golite 4.5x10 stake bag uses:
November 15, 6:30pm

Umbrellas
I use a Montbell[5.3 oz] umbrella for the Sierra afternoon thunderstorms. It allows me to bring a UL Golite Wisp jacket [3.5oz] A good combination! Always check your 7-day forecast.

In GEAR » Umbrellas
November 15, 3:15pm

Campfires in the backcountry
Well said Richard, I have spent a lot of time in Emigrant and hope that people just respect the wilderness, the campsite and each other. There is something tribalistic about a nice campfire, it br...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Campfires in the backcountry
November 14, 12:45am

Podcast Wild Coast
Well said!!! Now what?

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Journey on the Wild Coast - Maintaining Health and Preventing Injury during Months of Outdoor Living and Travel
November 14, 12:33am

Newbie Gear list
Trim your ground sheet- Cut your first-aid kit in half, think simple wound care and meds only. The only things you need for a repair kit is duct tape, sewing needle and floss and put the duct tap...

In Gear Lists » Newbie Gear List
November 12, 10:27pm

UL Creatures
Red next to yellow will kill a fellow- Coral Snake

In Photo Gallery » UL Creatures
November 12, 10:07pm

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