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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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Haze and the JMT
Ya this is the time of year that storm comes rollen in. And I two am a bad spellur

In Chaff » Haze and the JMT
September 28, 9:38pm

My JMT thru
Great pictures, brings back awesome memories. Evolution Valley and LaConte Canyon were some of my highlites- how about you? You should be remembering that hike for months to come.

In Post-Trip Reports » My JMT thru
September 28, 8:56pm

Sub 1 pound shelter for tall hiker
I am 6'3-235 and use the GG SpinnTwinn 8x10 ft., there is plenty of room for me, gear and maybe 2 other people in a pinch. MLD will make a custom bivy for you. I had a custom MLD bug shelter ...

In GEAR » Sub 1 pound shelter for tall hiker
September 28, 8:34pm

My JMT thru
Congrats on a hike of a lifetime... I too did it in 14 days and resuplied at Lake Thomas Edison. I really,really want to do it again. I am sure you are very happy with what you did!!!!!!! We ...

In Post-Trip Reports » My JMT thru
September 28, 7:08pm

Haze and the JMT
Nice!!!! Can't wait. Ken, I am also bringing a friend-hope you don't mind. We will more then likely be leaveing early Saturday morning- I will give you call before hand to work out any de...

In Chaff » Haze and the JMT
September 28, 6:59pm

Balloonbed Inflatable Sleeeping Pad
Clever stuff but it does not look that cumfortable to me!!! Plus who wants to be blowing up balloons after a long day of backpacking. Balloons don't self inflate-right?

In Editor's Roundtable » Balloonbed Inflatable Sleeping Pad REVIEW
September 28, 5:04pm

Haze and the JMT
Thanks for the report-off to Gem Lake in a few weeks.

In Chaff » Haze and the JMT
September 28, 4:55pm

That is the new GG Cat SpinnTwinn 8x10 45 inch front 32 inch back MLD custom bug shelter

September 28, 2:26pm

I need to pitch my tarp in the backyard-just because I can.

September 28, 11:25am

German Brown
Hey Ken, I am in!!! I PM you last week??? Sounds like a great hike- looking forward to it.

In Photo Gallery » German Brown
September 28, 10:56am

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