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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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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

PCT section
Hey Patrick, Sorry but the slots are full . But we would stil love to have you. Try to get a permit maybe trying from another trailhead or a different day. I am picking up the permit of Friday ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » PCT Section-Tuolumne Meadows to Ebbetts Pass 110 miles
May 20, 2:45pm

Knees
Lunges on a half-ball- really will increase your strength and range of motion. See a personal trainer and talk to him/her about knees. I have played two professional sports and have rehabed both...

In Philosophy & Technique » IBS ruined my spring break :(
May 19, 8:48pm

Pillow talk
Look forward to it. I go under the knife {HERNYA}this friday. 2-3 weeks of rehab. I should be fine by July. I will keep you updated. Take care JAY

In GEAR » Lightest 2.5" Insulated Pad with Pillow
May 19, 8:40pm

Pillow
Hey Josh, BPL makes great blow-up pillow that is around 1 oz. I used it for the past two seasons. A good pillow is a MUST for me.

In GEAR » Lightest 2.5" Insulated Pad with Pillow
May 19, 8:01pm

Hiennaken Can
No reason really-just looks cleaner and plus I just enjoy projects that involve backpacking GEAR-FUN!! Current project is on my windscrean.

In Make Your Own Gear » Hieneken Can/Pot - 24 0z.
May 18, 3:56pm

Snowpeak Windshield
I'm sure you all know the SnowpPeak already has a windshield for its Giga stoves. It weighs about 2oz. made out of titanium. I sorry if I am missing the point.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Snow Peak Titanium Trek bowl?
May 12, 10:52pm

Hieneken Can/Pot
Thanks for the info. I will have to buy a FEW cans and start to test all your methods!!! A tough job hey.

In Make Your Own Gear » Hieneken Can/Pot - 24 0z.
May 12, 2:00pm

Lost Coast
Hey Josh, Jay wilkerson here! Funny I was there not two weeks before you. My wife and son had great time. We camped at the same site your tarp-tent was at. Are you planning for the 110 miles? L...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lost Coast King Range
May 11, 9:01pm

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