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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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When have you gone too light?
Not bringing a warm enough sleeping bag, or not quite enough clothing for the 40 degree days when it rains all day. But a little mild hypothermia just builds character, right? There were no emerg...

In Philosophy & Technique » When have you gone too light?
March 13, 2:02pm

Which Would You Choose?
I've used all three. Kivas are heavier, harder to set up due to the 5 sides, and less ventilated due to the small upper vent and snow flaps Megalites and the Shangri-la (4? the square pyra...

In GEAR » Which Would You Choose?
March 12, 5:58pm

Insulated Pants- an abomination to the LNT gods?
If someone starts making fun of your kelly green pants, just ask if their legs are warm. If that doesn't shut them up, ask how much their warm pants cost. In the event that that doesn't w...

In Make Your Own Gear » Insulated Pants- an abomination to the LNT gods?
March 06, 7:06pm

Lightest WPB fabric available to us
So, is tyvek actually considered WPB?

In Make Your Own Gear » Lightest WPB fabric available to us
March 06, 6:53pm

"quilt+clothing in winter - bivy too??"
I'm a side sleeper and have slept over 6 months of nights in the bag - several trail weeks, and the rest in a platform tent with a real mattress and sheets. With sheets, a fleece blanket and s...

In GEAR » quilt+clothing in winter - bivy too??
March 01, 1:36pm

quilt+clothing in winter - bivy too??
I just got back from a winter overnighter in the San Juans, and used my DIY down quilt, which has a whopping 15oz of 800 fill down. I wore everything to bed, including Paramo jacket and pants, DIY...

In GEAR » quilt+clothing in winter - bivy too??
February 29, 11:49pm

Golite Pinnacle Backpack REVIEW
try the Cilogear 60L or 40B for heavier loads. I have used a Gust for 6 years, and 2 years ago got the 60L version 1 for heavier loads. It is still very similar to the Gust/Jam/Pinnacle series, b...

In Editor's Roundtable » Golite Pinnacle Backpack REVIEW
February 07, 8:06pm

Don't do this to a hydration hose!
cut a slit the length of the neoprene, then tape it back on the hose. of course that would add 0.314582 oz of weight in tape, and have a potential cold spot where the slit is....

In GEAR » Don't do this to a hydration hose!
January 28, 7:14am

Back to the Future-oops-Super Ultra Light
SUL hydration pack from the lightest cuben, target weight 2 oz or less. Cuben shoulder straps, spectra cord compression, 500 cubic inch extra space in with the bladder, and a couple little pockets...

In Multiple Use Gear » Back to the Future-oops-Super Ultra Light
January 24, 10:15pm

Ultralight Knives and Other Sharp Things
Wenger Esquire, with the nail file ground down into a nice striker for the firesteel rod (from a magnesium firestarter). I'm considering just bringing a razor blade, as I very rarely use a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Knives and Other Sharp Things
January 23, 11:53pm

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