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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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Granite gear Haven
Hey Sam, Nice set up- what is the demensions and weight of your bug shelter? I just recieved a MLD Serenity shelter, review soon to come. Thanks

In GEAR » Granite Gear Haven
June 02, 9:11am

Price Policing
Right On Brother!! well said

In Gear Swap » Colorado 400T
June 01, 9:52pm

Back pack Weight
Also recomended reading: First Backpacking Bible!: Beyond Backpacking-Guide to Lightweight Hiking. By Ray Jardine- Mr. Jardine started the whole UL movement. But BPL is definetly more detailed ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » back pack weight
June 01, 9:38pm

Fuel cost
Christopher, I use a Hienenken 24oz can as my cooking pot-works very good! Then I just throw it away-RECYCLE!! escuse me. Then just wash the bag I stowed it in. Your right- on longer hikes I us...

In GEAR » How much is stove fuel in your area
June 01, 9:02pm

Fuel cost
Don't foreget the very cheap, simple & reliable, small Essbit tab. I think- perfect for a weekend hike and then alcohol for longer periods of time. Essbit tabs take a little longer to boi...

In GEAR » How much is stove fuel in your area
June 01, 5:55pm

Backpack weight
Hey Marc, I lived in Wales for two years-playing rugby now I Backpack alot!!!!! You are looking at baseweight for a new hiker between 15 and 18 pounds-I am not sure how many Stones that is? Don...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » back pack weight
June 01, 5:40pm

Granite gear haven
I too have the Golite Lair-2 24oz. I am very happy with it but I am the endless task of always going liter. So I ordered the MLD bug shelter. I am very happy with it!!! Ron with customize t...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Haven
June 01, 2:24pm

Banner Peak bear
Hey George, that bear walked right through our camp-no hesitation- I have other pictures of him-will post soon. I saw your picture too-very nice! He got so close my friends and I started throwin...

In Photo Gallery » Banner Peak Bear
May 30, 10:59pm

Sierra Hikes
Hey Ken, Thousand Island is spectacular- thats where the bear ran through my camp. I have been in that area twice-good fishing, and even better sceenery-awesome views!! I am just trying to get he...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Sierra Summer Hikes
May 30, 10:21pm

Sierra Hikes
Hey Josh, Any news Daddy-O?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Sierra Summer Hikes
May 30, 10:11pm

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