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Jeremy Cleaveland (jeremy11) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Exploring San Juan talus
About Me Bible believer, disciple of Jesus Christ, wilderness guide, rock climber, trail runner, mountain climber, ultralight nerd. I grew up in upstate NY going to camp in the Adirondacks where I eventually led trips on all the 46 high peaks, where going heavy led me to find Golite, through which I bought Beyond Backpacking, and the rest is history...
for years I've been an ultralight freak, sewing much of my own gear.
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All Forum Posts by Jeremy Cleaveland

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MYOG Titanium/Carbon Fiber Ice Axe
Nia, as I understand it, type T is generally designed specifically for ice climbing, so beyond the extra strength, it also has the recurved pick, a grip, sometimes a hammer instead of an adze, usua...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Titanium/Carbon Fiber Ice Axe
May 15, 7:37pm

MYOG Titanium/Carbon Fiber Ice Axe
amazing job on the axe project! Just curious, how light could an unofficial B rated axe be, using the same Ti parts, but beefing up the handle from either aluminum, Ti, or beefier Carbon Fiber? a...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Titanium/Carbon Fiber Ice Axe
May 15, 10:39am

a not-so-light (ie. cheap) 0F sleeping bag
you could look into Wiggies sleeping bags. the camp I work at uses the Wiggies 0 degree bag for our backpacking trips, and they are quite heavy and bulky, but warm, and the entire bag - loft and z...

In GEAR » a not-so-light (ie. cheap) 0F sleeping bag
May 14, 7:36pm

Scout Gear List
Try also hand sanitizer instead of soap, and how does the medication thing work legally with scouts? with children's camps, campers need to turn in ALL meds - including OTC, vitamins, and herb...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Scout Gear List
May 11, 10:27am

Scout Gear List
Great List! I guide backpacking trips for teens as well and know the difficult of having them go light. a few duplicate items seemed to appear though - cup AND bowl, and swimming shorts AND 2 pai...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Scout Gear List
May 11, 9:29am

Bug Booties?
I've made my own bug booties out of uncoated nylon since Adirondacks mosquitoes bite right through my trail runners and liner socks, at least at night in camp. they work fine and are easy to m...

In GEAR » Bug Booties?
May 10, 6:21pm

boil in bag for large groups
I am gear and wilderness food manager for a camp in the San Juans in Colorado and am trying to lighten up our backpacking program. I was wondering how boil in bag meals work for larger groups (10-...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » boil in bag for large groups
May 09, 5:54pm

a couple more things: boil/heat some water, put it in bottles that can handle hot liquids, and insulate the bottle so it does not burn the patient, then put it in the hypo wrap with them. patient...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hypothermia
May 07, 1:51pm

Great timing as well, as it is starting to be prime time backpacking season. Here in the San Juans in Colorado, July is the most common month for hypothermia - more people are out there, it is blu...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hypothermia
May 07, 12:08pm

child proof lighter
I second the removal of the child proofing tab on the mini bic lighters. that is the first thing I do, and after that, they are the best working lighter (of the cheap kind) out there. a few modif...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for family backpack: Mom, Boy (9), and Girl (5)
May 06, 8:36am

All Reader Reviews by Jeremy Cleaveland

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Thru-hiker Liberty Ridge Shell
I've made two of these, both with a full #3 ykk molded tooth zipper and hood. the first was from 1.1 oz dwr, the second from 1.1 oz teflon dwr. I normally use the non-telfon due to its greater b...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 16, 10:57am

Mark Twight/The Mountaineers Extreme Alpinism
this is an incredible read. Get it for the epic stories alone. I often say "it could be worse" to encourage my spirits in hard conditions, and the stories really illustrate how true that i...

In Books and Media
January 14, 11:12pm

Dasani Dasani 1 Liter bottle
it is really light, lighter than a 1 L gatorade, but is weaker and has a small opening, making it messier to put in drink mix. Mine worked fine, but they have a shorter life than gatorade bottles. T...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
October 25, 10:13pm

Paramo Aspira Jacket
Paramo has a very unique method for waterproofing - there is no membrane, but instead has a dwr shell with a pump liner that moves liquid water, whether rain or sweat, away from you faster than it can...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 27, 11:21pm

Cilogear 60L worksack, version 1
The Cilogear 60L pack (mine is version 1) is the one pack that can handle everything, and excel at everything. It is light enough for backpacking but durable enough to abuse with bushwhacking, alpine...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 23, 3:20pm

Cilogear 20L
The Cilogear 20L pack was designed specifically as an alpine climbing leader's pack. it is small so you can't lead with too much stuff (you're already carrying a rack and dragging a rope ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 05, 9:13pm

Cilogear Schoolbag
(why is this under internal frame packs? all it has is a stiff foam back pad...) its a great bag. here's what i don't like so much - the shoulder straps are just a bit too narrow for my n...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 05, 8:56pm