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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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Sure, I have been looking for a reason to buy a new pack- Make a offer homey, I purchase it for $225 back in the day{2005] definelty used but in great condition. What about Gem Lake? Can you fish t...

In Gear Swap » WTT: Western Mountaineering Lynx MF for Puma MF or Kodiak MF
September 22, 9:10pm

Air matress w/ frameless pack
U.L.A- Custom fit, custom pack. A excellent thru-hiking pack.

In GEAR » Air Mattresses w/ Framless packs
September 22, 9:02pm

Western mountaineering
I have a 6 ft. Big Five Sporting Goods -40 degrees that weighs 17 lbs interested chump?

In Gear Swap » WTT: Western Mountaineering Lynx MF for Puma MF or Kodiak MF
September 22, 8:40pm

Lonesome Complex Fire
Interesting about the elk and deer, there alot smarter then they appear-sometimes!! I am thinking of hiking around or by Crater Lake next summer any suggestions: thanks

In Post-Trip Reports » "Trip Report - Lonesome Complex Fire"
September 22, 6:22pm

Groundsheet puncture resistance
I am getting in late on this thread-oh well. I have tried many materials for groundsheets: tyveck, golite poncho/tarp, golite groundcloth, Lynne Wheldens sail groundsheet with torso coverage-- all...

In GEAR » Groundsheet puncture resistance
September 22, 6:12pm

Lonesome Complex Fire
Hey nice pictures- it's hard to believe there is still fires this late into the season. Just wondering what is night/day time temps in Or in Sept. Thanks

In Post-Trip Reports » "Trip Report - Lonesome Complex Fire"
September 22, 5:04pm

Mont Bell vs. Western Mountaineering
Western Mountaineering Hands-Down the best!!! Quaility down with great craftmenship. Superlite 20 degrees at 31 oz. Highlite 35 degrees at 19 oz. Mitylie 45 degrees at 15 oz. All 6'6&...

In GEAR » Mont Bell vs. Western Mountaineering
September 21, 8:21pm

Hiking in Kings Canyon in Oct.
Hey check out or do research on Tehipite Valley out of Rancheria trailhead off hwy 168 -Wishon Reservoir. A part of Kings canyon that is hardly ever explored....Very, very remote. Epic!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking in Kings Canyon in October?
September 21, 6:00pm

Never ever, just cleanen the garage up-that gear is not in my cumfort level. Hey I am still weighting on my wife for Oct. 11. I will know tomorrow. Sounds like a great hike -Gem Lake! I will get ...

In Gear Swap » FS: UL GEAR
September 21, 5:47pm

Golite ground sheet 26x78 3oz. $15.00 Simblissity bug shelter 4.6oz $40.00 Golite poncho/tarp 9.5oz $35.00 SnowPeak Ti mini cookset 5.5oz $40.00 Golite Y-stakes {16} $15.00 To...

In Gear Swap » FS: UL GEAR
September 21, 3:00pm

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