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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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Pillows
I am sure all you guys have tried a 2 ltr. Platypus as your pillow. Filled up w/ H2O stuffed in sleeping bag stuff sack with your spare clothes and you have a very light weight pillow that actuall...

In GEAR » Which One?
June 10, 5:22pm

JMT Food Drop
I did the JMT in 2005- I personally had no problems at Vermillion Resort and was treated nicely... They are running a seasonal resosrt and so are looking to make as much $$$ as the next resort. ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » FOOD DROP ON JMT
June 10, 2:44pm

New to Backpacking
Hey Chris, Checks in the mail? WM BADGER take care, Jay

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New to Backpacking
June 10, 9:21am

JMT FOOD DROP
I did the JMT 2 years ago and I loved every mile of it. I resuplyed at Vemillion Resort on Lake Thomas Edison, which is 89 miles into the JMT. They take mail drops plus they have a diner and wel...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » FOOD DROP ON JMT
June 10, 9:16am

Hiking/Trekking Pants
I have always used EXOFFICIO convertable pants. They feel great on the skin, very breatheble, lightweight and some are made sun & bug proof. Oh yea they dry rather quickly. Goodluck!!

In GEAR » Hiking/Trekking Pants
June 09, 4:38pm

AquaMira tips
This depends on the length of your trip-but if you are going on weekend trip repack the AquaMira in BPL dropper bottles or cleaned out eyedrop bottles and use a chapstick lid as your mixing contain...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » AquaMira tips for a Newbie?
June 09, 1:04pm

OLD-SCHOOL Golite Nest
Perfect condition, used once and I am to big for it. I'm 6'3 230. The Nest is 80 in.long by 30 in. front width by 18 in. rear width. Front entrance HT. is 32 inches. This best sooted for...

In Gear Swap » OLD-SCHOOL Golite Nest
June 09, 7:12am

Calorie Dence Food
Hey Tom, Thanks for all of your GREAT INFO. I have printed out your reply. Again thanks. I am in training and prepareing for a 110 mile PCT section= Toulemene to Ebbitts Pass.. I am so excited ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Calorie dence food?
June 08, 10:43pm

Tarp Set up
Is't your tarp going to tare in the 2nd picture. Maybe re-think that approach. I am being constructive.

In GEAR » Tarp Setup, No Poles - Techniques
June 07, 2:01pm

ipod charger
I found the Turbo Charger at Best Buy. It weighs 1.1 oz and takes a single AA battery. Buy LITHIUM batteries to make it even lghter. Its very small and simple to use.

In GEAR » iPod power
June 07, 8:13am

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