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Jeremy Pendrey (Pendrey) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale California
About Me I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife and two children. I have hiked and backpacked throughout the state and beyond. I'm always looking to lighten my pack and lengthen the days and mileage of my trips. Favorite trips I've taken include thru-hikes of the John Muir Trail, High Sierra Trail, and Tahoe Rim Trail.

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All Forum Posts by Jeremy Pendrey

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No blisters!
I just got back a few days ago from a JMT thru-hike. I hiked the entire trail (more than 220 miles including the trail out to Whitney Portal) WITHOUT A SINGLE BLISTER. Some of you may be thinki...

In Philosophy & Technique » No blisters!
August 21, 2:23pm

write an article
For those who think the membership, life or annual, is expensive, let me throw out a suggestion: Write an article. You can opt to get a gift certificate in lieu of cash and can use it to pay for ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why are you not a Member of BPL?
August 21, 1:32pm

welcome
Welcome to the Sierra addiction. Emigrant is a great area, as you now know. Now pull out your maps and trail guides (actual or virtual) and plan the next Sierra adventure. When we see you again ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Emigrant Wilderness - Solo Trip
July 12, 5:47pm

Enjoyed it
Jay: Thanks for posting the pics and for coming on the trip. I enjoyed it. Nice to be back in the Sierra for the season. For those concerned about conditions, snow was gone to at least 7,500 ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lake Vernon-Hetch Hetchy Reservoir
July 06, 7:33pm

I'll take both - VVR and MTR
Right now my current plan for a SoBo JMT hike this August is to take the best of both. Use VVR for a social zero day and then hike out very light and pick up my resupply at MTR. Assuming I have t...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vermilion Valley Resort (VVR) "Free" Barrel
June 29, 7:19pm

Re: Re: Field Notes of a Family Man: How to Nurture Your Family and Your Backpacking Obsession
Tom: I love the backyard campout as a way to get away outdoors with young kids without going out of town. When we had our landscaping redone I included an open hardscape space (crushed gr...

In Editor's Roundtable » Field Notes of a Family Man: How to Nurture Your Family and Your Backpacking Obsession
May 22, 8:24pm

Re: Thumbs Up!
Thanks Jacob. Glad you enjoyed the article. Love your new avatar! Cute kid. Maybe we'll see him next year at GGG4 (though that might be a bit much for him and you). People were so well b...

In Editor's Roundtable » Field Notes of a Family Man: How to Nurture Your Family and Your Backpacking Obsession
May 19, 10:23pm

Thanks for the comments
Thanks all for the kind words. I agree with those who said this approach works for any hobby or passion, not just backpacking. Addie: Thanks about the picture. It was taken just a few days ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Field Notes of a Family Man: How to Nurture Your Family and Your Backpacking Obsession
May 18, 8:22pm

Re: How well does the MLD Exodus carry a bear canister?
Dan: Tony is correct. The BV solo fits fine in the Exodus. He is also correct that it is good to have something, however thin, between the can and the dyneema on the bottom of the pack, particul...

In GEAR » How well does the MLD Exodus carry a bear canister?
May 06, 1:27pm

4th annual
I like the idea of a new place, but I also like the idea of keeping it easy for SF and LA people to both attend without too much trouble. Henry Coe seemed to work well for that. Big Sur / Ventana...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 4th Annual BPL GGG
March 02, 7:16pm

All Reader Reviews by Jeremy Pendrey

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Mountain Laurel Design FS exodus
I have taken the FS Exodus on 2 trips this summer with very different circumstances. Both left me very happy with the FS. First, in July, I hiked 130 miles along the PCT in the Sierra. For this t...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 27, 8:02pm

Vivo Barefoot Breatho Trail
NOTE: THIS REVIEW IS FOR MINIMALIST SHOE WEARING HIKERS. ONLY CONSIDER THESE SHOES FOR BACKPACKING IF YOU WEAR BAREFOOT/MINIMALIST SHOES FULL TIME ALL THE TIME (NOT JUST HIKING) Wore a new pair o...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
July 30, 7:53pm

Mountain Laurel Designs
I have to add my two cents about MLD's service. Early this summer I damaged the bottom of my Exodus pack. The damage was completely my fault (sliding down granite). I wrote Ron and asked if he ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 17, 10:00pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus
The Exodus is the new 2009 version of the MLD Zip pack. So far, I have taken it on 2 overnight trips and one 9 day trip. This is my first frameless pack, so I can't compare to others, but the pa...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 26, 5:20pm

Nuun Active Hydration tabs
These are my new go-to electrolyte replacement solution. I used them in conjunction with Saltstick pills on a 9 day TRT thru-hike. Prior to that hike I had always had evening headaches and sometimes...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 26, 4:35pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Superlight
I agree with the first two reviewers that this is an excellent bivy to use with a tarp. It is extremely light (mine weighs in at 6 oz even not counting the stuff sack and cord that can be attached to...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
February 11, 9:17pm

Golite Ultra 20
I like this quilt but give it a 4 because the temperature rating is optimistic. I've used it once below freezing, and while I was fine, I had to layer up substantially. I used it on a mid-Septem...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
January 31, 2:21pm

Watchful Eye Designs Aloksak
There are other reviews on O.P. Saks/Aloksaks pertaining to the bear-can size and the food storage and protection issues those bags raise. This review concerns Aloksaks generally. The main problem w...

In Miscellaneous Products
June 21, 2:06pm

Jocalat bars (by Larabar) Chocolate
These are love 'em or hate 'em chocolate bars. I love them, but my kids hate them because they don't taste like typcial store bought chocolate bars. The bars are organic and vegan, so do...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
June 21, 12:48pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
I highly recommend this hat for sun protection. This hat is light (M=2.5 oz on my scale) and provides full sun coverage due to the long back and wide brim, which allows you to carry much less sunbloc...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 21, 12:07pm