Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter

BPL Community Profile

Jeff J (j.j.81) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Oregon
About Me Jeff J has not added a biography yet.

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by Jeff J

Showing 61 - 70 of 106 | Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11


Forum » Thread

My personal experience with GG at REI is that they may offer it, but only as a special order. Even if it's listed online, you'll need to call your local store to confirm before heading over...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60 Arrived!
March 10, 3:54pm

My thoughts
My 2 cents are that maybe people got sick of repeating the same advice to swarms of people. It seems like the search for advice is pretty much the same, and so the "elders" post and repos...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear List comments.
March 08, 11:08pm

I made my dad into a hiking buddy
A thread from Gear Lists got me thinking about this. I turned my dad into my hiking buddy. When I was in 6th grade, I wanted to go backpacking. Everything about it appealed to me. My dad, my ol...

In Philosophy & Technique » Parents: Are you doing all you can to raise a hiking buddy?
February 14, 6:41am

"Oh Man! I forgot my _______ again!"
First time: I was young, and my dad and I were going on one of our early trips, five days on Isle Royale National Park. We lived in southeastern Michigan and drove the whole way to Houghton. When w...

In Gear Lists » Oh Man! I forgot my _______ again!
February 14, 6:27am

Michigan winter
When I was a kid (late 80s), I walked to elementary and middle school. One fine Michigan winter, when I got up to walk to school at 630 or so, it was -30F. That same day in the afternoon, once scho...

In Winter Hiking » coldest temperature you've experienced?
February 07, 5:39am

Close to your specs
The REI Travel Stuff Sack: Not below the weight you want, but I assume you'd take scissors to whatever pack you'd buy anyway. Vol...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Sub 10oz/280g backpack recommendations
February 06, 4:34pm

Spot on
Yep, it's not a fancy, high end brand by any means. White Sierra from a few years back. It's kept me dry in everything before that, though it weighs 22 oz so I tend to opt for DriDucks on m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Freezing Rain
February 02, 2:29am

Pit Zips
One thing I learned on an ambitious day hike in heavy rain and wind was that pit zips are not worth it. As I was hiking and the wind was at my back, guessing 20+mph winds with gusts of I don't ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Freezing Rain
February 01, 6:09pm

Both free
I use pencil and paper to do the rough work and figure out what I'm doing. I've been putting the design into Google SketchUp to get dimensions that are "too much work" to figure o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Where do you design at?
January 26, 4:26am

My experience
Hopefully the OP is still keeping up with this thread; it is a couple weeks old. That said, I agree that "converting" them is only going to happen if they want it to. If they're ha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "UL'er" vs "Traditional" Can we integrate ??
January 17, 4:36pm

All Reader Reviews by Jeff J

Jeff J has posted no reviews.