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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
CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by Jay Wilkerson

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Wind shirt in the rain
In the summer in the Sierras in rarley gets cold or chilly in the afternoon thunderstorms. I recomened the simple but eye turning UMBRELLA. You can ware a very light breathable Wind shirt and th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » using a windshirt in the rain
June 05, 9:17pm

New pants
I use Nike spandex running tights-sometimes I go with nothing on. FREE FALLEN

In GEAR » New Pants
June 05, 8:59pm

New Pants
Try EX OFFICIO convertable pants. Some are maid bug proof and the matarial feels good on the skin-breathable! Check there website-good luck.

In GEAR » New Pants
June 05, 7:46pm

Meals for long trips
Oh yea, Don't foreget the new and improved tuna packets- you gotta get your protien!! plus Salmon packets

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What meals do you eat on longer trips?
June 05, 10:42am

Sierra Hike
Hey Ken, We should be at Sanora Pass on Fri. July 18th. Finishing the last section-32 miles to Ebbitts Pass. The hole trip is 110 miles for 9 days so we only have to average 12 miles -give or tak...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Sierra Summer Hikes
June 05, 9:31am

Sub 1lb. I-E
Nice!!!! Put all that Intellectual brain power to use. Where do you backpack in India? I would like to check it out on good map. Thanks

In Gear Lists » Sub 1 lb. Intellectual Exercise
June 05, 9:09am

Meals for longer trip
Nuts: almonds,peacans,macadamium,pumkin,sunflower Dried fruit: rasins,cherries, mangos,pineapples GU energy gels 250-300 calorie enrgy bars Bagels,PB,honey,humis M&M's, skittles, starb...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What meals do you eat on longer trips?
June 05, 6:43am

Stomach Sleeper
Check out Western Mountaineering- there bags are top of the line. And maybe a custom bag made by Nunatak USA. Since you are stomach sleeper consider a Quilt that you simply just pull over your b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stomach Sleepers?
June 04, 9:55pm

Sub 1 lb Club
When do you guys actually go backpacking? Lots of time on your hands.

In Gear Lists » Sub 1 lb. Intellectual Exercise
June 04, 8:12pm

Hex 3
I have been useing the pole exstention from Golite that is 15.5 in. and weighs 1.4 oz. Used between two trekking poles. I got caught a very, very windy and rainy storm by Carson Pass, Sierras. 3-...

In GEAR » Hex 3 with TiGoat pole
June 04, 4:35pm

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