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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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Best weight savings for the $$$$
For me I would say the Mighty Esbit Tab. At 47 cents a tab- thats 4 tabs for weekend hike. $1.88 for two days and each tabs weight is 0.5 oz. Not bad!!! Less is more.

In GEAR » best weight savings for the $
October 21, 8:12pm

Hey Dennis, That was at Thousand Island Lake. He ran right through the camp around 3:00. I had just cut a salami- he must of smelled it. He quickly ran up a ravine from there- Talk about a Ath...

In Photo Gallery » Dreams of next season
October 21, 4:53pm

Bear Canister on JMT
Hey- I would say spend the extra cash and get the Bearikade. Why sell it? You can use is it for years to come-lightweight, larger then most canisters. Over the years you will save $$$$$$ on the...

In GEAR » Bear Canister Rental on JMT
October 21, 12:30pm

Bear Canister on JMT
Check out the Bearikade model from Wild Ideas. The canister is lighter and larger then the ones rented on the JMT. Good luck

In GEAR » Bear Canister Rental on JMT
October 21, 9:36am

Iceland -Sept. 2008
Great pictures- What was the temp. range? Stupid questions: What was your shelter and what degree bag did you carry? Thanks - Sound like a very interesting place to go.

In Post-Trip Reports » Iceland: The Laugavegur, September 2008
October 20, 8:27pm

Pyrenees 2008
More great pictures!!!

In Post-Trip Reports » Pyrenees 2008
October 19, 2:13am

Dreams of next season

In Photo Gallery » Dreams of next season
October 18, 6:41pm

Sak scales
Hey thanks for the info. I will try it out.

In GEAR » What knife do you carry backpacking?
October 18, 6:26pm

I have one and it has been my main stay for all my long hikes. I took off the top lid and all side straps, H2O holder. Great pack. It's the pack in avatar picture. I have been looking at th...

In GEAR » Anyone still carry a ULA P-2 pack?
October 18, 6:21pm

REI- Victorinox 0.7 oz. Scissors Knife Tweazers Toothpick Nail file w/ Screwdriver-end I find this knife great to use when fishing. Does anybody know how to take the plastic off?

In GEAR » What knife do you carry backpacking?
October 18, 1:45pm

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