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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).

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All Forum Posts by Jim W.

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Thanks for the Jetboil Stuff
Eric, Thanks a bunch for the Jetboil stuff. Jim

In Gear Swap » FS: Long list--eVent bivies, tents, gaiters, poles, lights, shoes etc.
March 29, 11:01am

Re: Sweet Potato Flour
Sarah, Thanks for that. My family of four, including 10 and 12 year old kids, are planning to hike the JMT this August. Meal planning is going to be a challenge, especially as my wife is tryin...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Sweet Potato Flour
March 11, 12:30pm

Re: Kids Caloric Intake
Even if he bonked hours ago my son wouldn't touch 90% of things offered. 1400 calories is probably more than a 4 year old needs per day on such a short trip, but you might need to carry 3000 c...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Kids caloric intake?
March 11, 12:14pm

Re: Snow conditions make challenging use of snow shoes
I have Atlas 1030's as well. From watching others, MSR Ascents seem to offer quite a bit more traction. The Atlas shoes have never been so bad that I was willing to spend the money to upgrade...

In Winter Hiking » Snow conditions make challenging use of snow shoes
February 21, 9:50am

USFS Wilderness Permit is also a Campfire Permit
In my experience, the USFS or NPS Wilderness Permit also serves as a campfire permit for the trip. You only need the separate campfire permit for trips that don't involve a wilderness permit. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question about California campfire permits.
February 04, 2:56pm

It's a total Loss
Consider the bag a total loss. I will be happy to properly dispose of it, I'll even pick it up from your house for no charge. (Jim, wishing he had a good winter bag)

In Chaff » Good thing it was only $500....
February 01, 4:31pm

Shelter for JMT- It depends.
I hiked the JMT over two weeks in August 2008. I had mosquito trouble in one spot- around Rush Creek at dusk. Once I thought it might rain at night. I used a bivy and it really only served to ke...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Shelter for JMT
February 01, 9:47am

Family Bike.
Great video! My wife and I used to bike tour a lot, but then the kids came along. We imagined popping them in a trailer and heading off to the sunset. A few day trips when they were 3 and 1 an...

In Post-Trip Reports » Family Bike Tour
January 31, 11:50am

Re: NEOS overshoes for snowshoeing.
A little more detail- super steep terrain. On soft snow, when descending I can weight my heels as much or as little as I like and therefore either "stomp, stomp, stomp" down the hill o...

In GEAR » SnowShoe boots?
January 17, 12:43pm

Snowshoe boots
I like using light runners and thick wool socks in Neos overshoes. The Neos are high so I don't need gaiters. My snowshoes are older Atlas with a flexible binding. A stiffer binding might pu...

In GEAR » SnowShoe boots?
January 16, 9:25pm

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