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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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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

Wilkerson's gear list
Hey casey, Sorry- I do have a Wild Ideas Canister- which I will use in July. I should of been clearer- that list would be used for say a weekend trip where a canister is not required. Casey as of ...

In Gear Lists » Wilkerson's 3 Season Sierra Gear List
May 26, 10:34am

Luxury Item
What is the one LUXURY item you bring on a 5 to 7 day hike?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Luxury Item
May 25, 7:59pm

pillow
Hey Casey, more the better, i am recooping right now because of operation- i should be fine buy July- lets stay in touch.

In GEAR » Lightest 2.5" Insulated Pad with Pillow
May 24, 5:30pm

Wilkerson's 3 Season Sierra Gear List
3 Season Sierra Gear List

In Gear Lists » Wilkerson's 3 Season Sierra Gear List
May 23, 11:34am

Efficiency
I have used Aluminum Flashing under Essbit and Alcohol stoves with my windscreens to make the heat reflect up. I think it works great. Give it a try-can't hurt.

In GEAR » Increasing caldera cone fuel efficiency
May 22, 4:57pm

PCT Section
Sounds great!! lets stay in touch.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » PCT Section-Tuolumne Meadows to Ebbetts Pass 110 miles
May 22, 2:38pm

M VS W
Sorry- GARTER Snake! I need spell check.

In On the Web » Man Vs. Wild
May 21, 8:45am

Man vs Wild
Did you see the Sierra episode- Rubbish!! Eating a Garder Snake? Where was the park ranger to write him a ticket. He said that snow melt needed to be filtered-thats got to be some of the cleane...

In On the Web » Man Vs. Wild
May 20, 6:26pm

Flashlights-Headlamp
Black Diamond ION- Simple, lightweight=0.8oz after you trim the headband. Batteries {6V}0.3oz are so tiny, easy to bring a spare as a back-up. Not a flashlight but can be used as one.

In GEAR » Best UL/SUL BPing Flashlight???
May 20, 6:17pm

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