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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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UL Creatures
Nice Salamander!!!!

In Photo Gallery » UL Creatures
November 12, 8:37pm

Thanks James for the Excellent information. I am leaning towards the Nunatak Arc Alpinist- but it is good to get a opinion on mummy Vs. quilt. There is rarely any humidity in the Sierra's. Ov...

In GEAR » Tell me about Valandre
November 12, 7:49pm

I will definitely check out Valandre soon. I am was looking a Nunatak Arc Alpinist to buy right now.. What is the difference= apples and oranges??

In GEAR » Tell me about Valandre
November 12, 6:55pm

UL Creatures
Nice quills and whales Dennis, See ya at Pt. Reyes in January.

In Photo Gallery » UL Creatures
November 12, 6:51pm

What about a custom made Nunatak ARC Alpinist? To be honest I have never heard of Valandre. At 22oz with 800 down fill and a 20 degrees temp. Hard to beet!!

In GEAR » Tell me about Valandre
November 12, 5:49pm

Podcast-Wild Coast
Interesting report, many lessons to be learned and use your #1 item in your First-Aid Kit your BRAIN.

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Journey on the Wild Coast - Maintaining Health and Preventing Injury during Months of Outdoor Living and Travel
November 12, 12:44pm

Sounds like a great resource of backpacking information!!!!

In Editor's Roundtable » BPL Launches Wiki as Lightweight Backpacking Reference
November 11, 7:16pm

FS: WM Linlite
You are correct Chris--I want a Nunatak Arc Specialist or Alpinest. The Linelite has been slept in about 12 times since 2006. I am looking for something warmer and lighter. Ultralite Sicknes!

In Gear Swap » FS: Western Mountaineering Linelite
November 11, 4:41pm

FS: Western Mountaineering Linelite- Price Reduced
Excellent condition- $150.00 shipped in CONUS PM me if interested WM list= $225.00

In Gear Swap » FS: Western Mountaineering Linelite
November 11, 4:00pm

Hey Mike, Thanks again for all the excellent food info. I am kicken myself in the stomach with the all weight I could had saved over the past few hikeing season. I printed out your post. Grea...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » PPPPD (Pounds Per Person Per Day)
November 10, 6:24pm

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