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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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Luxry item
Hey Thanks for the info- I'll check it out

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Luxury Item
May 27, 1:42pm

Sleeping pad
I have used the BPL torsolite many times but only with one night of use. A good night of sleep is so important to me. I can put up with one uncumfortable night of sleep- but my hiking is effected ...

In GEAR » Jam2 Pack: Sleeping Pad as Frame?
May 27, 1:39pm

Base Weight
There are so many facters to this question. Seasonal, geagraphical, personal cumfort level-ie sleeping pad and bag. In 3 season if not fishing and not in bear country I can average 9 and half poun...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Base Weight poll...
May 27, 1:29pm

Overcome opperation!!
I just had a hernya operation-out for 6 weeks. Man!! its hikeing season- I cant wait to get the Sierras. Forum discussions can only get so far. Suggestion? Any one PLEASE!!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Overcame injury, back on trail
May 27, 1:16pm

Luxry item
Hey Dave, Where would one find a powermonkey charger?- I too have Nano-ipod. thanks

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Luxury Item
May 27, 1:09pm

Base Layer
Patagonia-Silkweight. Feels good on the skin and very breathable, plus the have a recyling program for old clothes!!! Its hard to be beet any of Patagonias products. My humble opion.

In GEAR » Merino wool baselayer - which one?
May 27, 9:40am

Alcohal stove
I have been using the Vargo-Decagon 1.3oz. It is very reliable and has built in stability plate- no tipping. I also use the mini- bulldesign round wire platform with a Hieneken can. Simple and r...

May 27, 9:32am

When have you gone to light?
When your hungry and not happy!!!!!

In Philosophy & Technique » When have you gone too light?
May 26, 9:21pm

A delicate issue
I have always had succes with Dr.Sholls {spelling] footpowder. Foot and croch. It keeps your feet and growing area very dry- and your armpits. Goodluck

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A delicate issue ...
May 26, 6:59pm

Dangerous thru-hiking
Always trust your gut feelings. I have never met a bad person on the trails, maybe a few LONE WOLFS-to each is his/her own. Crazy and bad people live in the cities. Crazy or bad people are not i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How dangerous is thru-hiking?
May 26, 6:52pm

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