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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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why do you need heavy, stiff double plastic boots and insulated overboots for winter mountaineering?!!
I haven't used plastic boots mountaineering boots, but do have plastic telemark ski boots. They are really warm, and require much less maintenance than traditional leather boots. With a plast...

In Philosophy & Technique » why do you need heavy, stiff double plastic boots and insulated overboots for winter mountaineering?!!
April 22, 12:52pm

Leak/moisture proof spice shakers
It is for basecamp cooking so weight is not an issue. I got a few of the GSI lexan shakers, and put salt in one and inverted it under water for a few days. There was no leakage, I am impressed.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Leak/moisture proof spice shakers
April 20, 7:04pm

Any of you MYOG-ers take special requests! :) (pack sling content)
I have a shoulder sling daypack I make that is basically just a stuff sack with a water bottle pocket and shoulder strap. The lightest one is 2 oz with silnylon and a 1 1/2" grosgrain webbing...

In Make Your Own Gear » Any of you MYOG-ers take special requests! :) (pack sling content)
April 17, 8:02pm

eVENT fabric for sale
I just called and they didn't have the weight, but said it felt more like a mid-weight fabric.

In Make Your Own Gear » eVENT fabric for sale
April 16, 1:02pm

alternative kindergarten
neat news, good to see more of this developing. Its sad that most families now don't or can't provide a "nature" type upbringing for their own kids. The school system is just a ...

In Chaff » alternative kindergarten
April 16, 9:51am

eVENT fabric for sale
here is their reply: "Sorry I don't have the weight on this fabric. It was a special purchase of a limited amount."

In Make Your Own Gear » eVENT fabric for sale
April 16, 9:37am

eVENT fabric for sale
I sent them an email asking about the weight and if it is a "limited quantities" kind of thing, or something they have lots of now. Answers will be posted once I get them!

In Make Your Own Gear » eVENT fabric for sale
April 16, 8:41am

eVENT fabric for sale
wow! thanks for the heads up! I'll need to ask what weight it is. This is rare and exciting folks.

In Make Your Own Gear » eVENT fabric for sale
April 15, 10:39pm

Cilogear Sizes
yes, the 60L is huge. I use mine for rock climbing approaches with loads of trad gear, guiding backpacking, long backcountry rock climbing trips, and suchlike. from the spec'd weights it appe...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Wildthings Icesac Users?
April 11, 12:48pm

large capacity, lightweight winter backpack
Golite Gust (I've had mine for about 6 years and love it. 1 lb 4 oz. No longer available, but sierra trading post or ebay might have it) I added Cilogear style dee clips to my Gust and have b...

In GEAR » large capacity, lightweight winter backpack
April 10, 5:10pm

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