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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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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

Hex is versitile
I have used the HEX on alot of my hikes and can say it is bomb proof. I have been caught in several storms and the pyramid shape took all that the Sierra storms could throw at us. Easy set up, lo...

In Gear Lists » Sub 15 lbs Gear List
September 20, 12:48pm

Hiking poles for Ultralighters
[Back in the day] when I had a 55 pound pack- I looked at people with there trekking poles and thought they were crazy and thought why would they be backpacking with ski poles. Thank goodness for t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking poles and necessity for Ultralighters
September 17, 7:10pm

Karwendel Gear List
Just wondering?? are you day hiking or backpacking? I did not see a shelter or a sleep system. What about a simple first-aid kit? Never forget the TEN essentials. Cheers!

In Gear Lists » Karwendel 5 kg Gear List
September 17, 4:27pm

FS: Torsolite
Used once, perfect condition. To small for my cumfort level. $50.00 shipped-check only. PM

In Gear Swap » FS: Torsolite
September 16, 7:24pm

Nunatak Arc
EPIC spot!! Awesome!!!!!!!!! That's what UL is all about!!!!

In GEAR » Nunatak Arc?
September 16, 7:15pm

Nunatak Arc?
Thanks for all the great info!! I am side and back sleeper plus I sleep warm and I have the typical base layers on. My concern is my size at 6'3 230. I am still debating???? Maybe the Ghost...

In GEAR » Nunatak Arc?
September 16, 10:30am

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