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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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The weight does not include the 12 stakes.

October 03, 1:45pm

The MLD bug shelter is custom maid at 10.2 oz. 7 ft. by 40 inch front width by 25 inch rear width 35 inches front highth. It works great!! Very pleased with it.

October 02, 8:27am

Critique my first 3 season gear list
Your maps are too heavy-trim them. There are much smaller cumpasses out there and smaller headlamps, maybe use your space blanket as a ground cloth in a pinch. You got every thing you need just KE...

In Gear Lists » Critique my first 3 season (L) gear list
October 01, 10:04pm

GG Spinntwinn 9.2 oz W stuff sack, spare guylines MLD Serenity Bug Shelter 10.2 oz W/ stuff sack TOTAL: 19.4 oz.

October 01, 9:40pm

JMT Thru
Hey Jessie, I had a positive time at VVR. I had one zero day there. I think the VVR is perfect to resuply-for me it took 6 days to get there so that was 12-15 lbs of food. Then resuplied for the...

In Post-Trip Reports » My JMT thru
October 01, 5:30pm

Liner Gloves
I use Patagonia liner gloves-XL at 0.9 oz. They very cumfortable and recycable. In bad weather I will use them in conjuction with OR rain mitts. Patagonia is a great company-earth friendly!

In GEAR » Liner gloves
September 30, 9:57pm

Tyvek Tent
Very creative!! How is the condensation? Is it stuffy-humid?

In Make Your Own Gear » Tyvek Tent
September 30, 8:04pm

Global finacial meltdown

In Chaff » Global financial meltdown
September 30, 5:45pm

Global financial meltdown
I will just sell all my backpacking stuff on Gear Swap and live off that $$ forever. What do you think? I got some great ditty bags to sell.

In Chaff » Global financial meltdown
September 30, 4:26pm

JMT Thru
I did the JMT in 2006 and had a great time at VVR-Lake Thomas Edison. I was able to get sunblock and Essbits out of the hikers box . Why does that resort have a bad reputation? I had a positive...

In Post-Trip Reports » My JMT thru
September 30, 4:17pm

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