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Jim W. (jimqpublic) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale So-Cal
About Me 46 years old. Married with two kids- Daughter born in 2000, son born in 2003. Loved camping as a little kid. Then we moved to the foot of Mt. Whitney when I was 13. I spent my teenage years backpacking, hiking, snowshoeing, xc & downhill skiing. A lot less since then (living in LA).

My PDF Gear List2009 solo & family gear

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All Forum Posts by Jim W.

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Re: trash bag rain thingamajigger
Yes. I've been carrying one in my day pack for at least 30 years... Initially going with the super-tough versions but lately switched to a fairly light one that's tall but somewhat narrow...

In Multiple Use Gear » trash bag rain thingamajigger
June 12, 11:09am

Re: Onion Valley - Independence re-supply
I did the JMT solo in 2008 over 15 days, including 7 from MTR to Whitney portal, no resupply. This year we will be doing a 25 day family trip including kids age 10 and 12. We will resupply at Oni...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Onion Valley - Independence re-supply
June 11, 4:42pm

Regarding the "BRICK": are the berries meant to be dried or fresh? Also are you sure about that calories per ounce it looks more like 120 and not 70. The recipe looks delicious and ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Breakfast Bar?
June 09, 2:22pm

Re: Klymit at Costco
Which Costco?

In Gear Deals » Klymit at Costco
June 08, 5:43pm

Re: Looking for a Liner Cap??
I have a couple thin merino wool beanies. For sleeping I like Sierra Trading Post Item #4732C Terramar Thermawool Reversible Beanie Hat - 96% Merino Wool, 4% Spandex. It is thin, snug enough it d...

In GEAR » Looking for a Liner Cap??
June 06, 3:50pm

40"x76" foam pad Re: Picnic blanket ideas (groundsheet)
Oware has a 40"x76"x3/16" foam pad that's 10.5 ounces. Not sure how tear resistant it would be.

In GEAR » Picnic blanket ideas (groundsheet)
June 06, 3:46pm

Re: Beating a dead wind pant horse
Your gear list looks good for dry weather or hiking in wet weather. It doesn't cover hanging around in a cool, breezy, and/or rainy camp after hiking in the rain. On the odd chance that it ra...

In Gear Lists » Beating a dead wind pant horse
June 06, 2:46pm

Re: Sierra clothing list.
EDIT: On Justin's list I would add long wind resistant pants of some sort- this could be rain pants. Also if the rain gear top/jacket is fairly breathable (but not as breezy as a poncho) I wo...

In Gear Lists » Sierra clothing list.
June 06, 2:29pm

1 L pot, party of 4
We have done 4 person family trips with a single 1 liter Jetboil. It works fine as long as you are just boiling, not cooking. It's more efficient to just boil the water you need right now, not ...

In GEAR » 2L pot vs. 1L pot
June 03, 8:35am

Re: Vacuum sealing vs. heat sealing
David, Thanks for the reply to my query. My plan is to use the heavy, stiff "Seal a Meal" bags to vacuum package our supplies for mailing- especially the one that will be packed for 3...

In GEAR » Base weight vs. pack weight: things overlooked in an UL cooking system
May 31, 10:17am

All Reader Reviews by Jim W.

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Six Moon Designs StarLite
I purchased the SMD Starlight with hip belt pockets and frame stays for a 2008 hike of the John Muir Trail. Currently it has about 5 weeks of backpacking use. Weight is per spec at just under 2 po...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 30, 11:19am

Black Diamond Equipment Customer Service
First, I'll say that usually before you call Customer Service of an equipment manufacturer it means something has gone wrong. This wasn't true for me at all- I contacted them for advice on wh...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 11, 5:06pm

Nike Lava Dome
My original Lava Domes lasted me several years- Wearing to school, mountain biking, hiking, working as a land surveyor. I remember carrying 5 pound Asolo boots in my pack as I wore the Lava Domes wa...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 02, 4:40pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
4.5/5 for overall performance/weight. I bought a Jetboil PCS last summer and used it for testing at home, a two week solo trip, and during a few family day hikes. I love the system compared to...

In Stoves - Canister
March 05, 2:10pm

Sierra Trading Post (STP) web shopping and service
I've been shopping with STP for at least 20 years. The web made this sort of business much easier to shop. Prices are almost always great. Being closeouts, overstocks, and 2nds you have to ke...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 22, 2:48pm