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Jay Wilkerson (Creachen) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale East Bay
About Me Accept, Adapt then Attack!
CityJust 12 miles to Mt. Diablo
StateNor Cal
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear List2014 UL Gear List

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All Forum Posts by Jay Wilkerson

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JMT/ Evolution Valley
Trip report: Perfect weather, Resupplied at VVR, Did it in 14 Days with 1 Zero day at VVR, Lost 12 LBS, Did 14 to 21 miles a day, On last day starting from Guitar Lake left camp at 4:30...

In Photo Gallery » JMT/ Evolution Valley
August 29, 10:32am

JMT/ Evolution Valley
Tom, I finished this Monday. 14 days and I am hungry, tired and lost 12 LBS. Thanks for the Mono Meadows TH tip. I will post some pics tomorrow.

In Photo Gallery » JMT/ Evolution Valley
August 28, 10:59pm

JMT/ Evolution Valley
Evolution Valley

In Photo Gallery » JMT/ Evolution Valley
August 28, 5:16pm

Let the games begin! JMT
One more day then I drive to Yosemite. Adventure Time!! I am looking at 14 days and a 36 LBS pack and resupply at VVR. Life is good!!

In Pre-Trip Planning » Let the games begin! JMT
August 09, 9:17pm

JMT 7/11-7/24
Excellent stuff!!! I start on 8/12 and what is in store me?????

In Post-Trip Reports » John Muir Trail 7/11-7/24
August 03, 10:25am

1ST week of food for JMT
I will not be dieting on the trip! More food the better!! Food Weight: 15.45 LBS for 7 days Calories: 3,100 a day Pack weight: 13.20 LBS (Gear only) I will enjoy some ICE COLD BEERS a...

In Photo Gallery » 1ST week of food for JMT
July 31, 8:16am

1ST week of food for JMT
Sent resupply box to VVR this morning.

In Photo Gallery » 1ST week of food for JMT
July 30, 4:21pm

JMT
8/12! QOTSA

In Photo Gallery » JMT-
July 25, 10:01pm

TOOL!
Excellent Backpacking Music.

In Chaff » TOOL!
July 09, 8:42pm

What gear makes you happy?
A IPOD and mini speakers make me very happy in camp. Jazz, Blues, Electronica and Rock & Roll JMT 8/12!!!!

In GEAR » What gear makes you happy?
July 08, 12:34pm

All Reader Reviews by Jay Wilkerson

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GU Energy Gel
GU'S are excellent for thru-hiking becuase they get in your system quickly, a small package to hold, a good variety of flavors. The Moca flavor has 2x caffine. On long hikes I usally take one af...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
November 04, 12:29pm

Go Lite Speed
I really like this pack. I have cut off the helmet holder/webbing, top lid and extra straps. It's weight is down to 24oz. With a 3100ci I find this pack perfect for a weekend trip. I feel that ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 03, 7:45pm

SnowPeak Gigapower LI
At 2.5 oz. you can not complain about weight are any thing else. I can not see are feel anything wrong with this stove. I have been useing my stove for some 5 years and have not had any problems wit...

In Stoves - Canister
November 02, 8:11pm

Ion alcohol stove 2006 model
Wow!! Very tiny after trimming windscrean and heat pad. It took 0.4oz alcohol to boil a 1 1/2 cup of H2O in 8 minutes and the boil roared for a few more minutes after that. I am very impressed with ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
October 27, 3:31pm

98.6 Degrees-The art of keeping Your Ass alive!! Cody Lundin
Cody takes a direct and a funny approach on how to survive in the wilderness. A lot of information is commonsence and is also very insightful on certain things you would not know. This is a must hav...

In Books and Media
October 22, 2:09pm

Lighten Up DVD with Glen Van Peski .
I really like this video, high quality, good sound. Glenn takes a veteran hiker threw the world of UL. The lady saves alot of weight. I wish Glen would take us on a even deeper way of saving weight...

In Books and Media
October 20, 8:07pm

PossumDown Glove Liner Gloves
I really like the feel of these gloves and they kept my hands warm in early Fall weather in the Sierras- in the low 20's. They could possibly start to unravvel in time if used with trekking poles...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
October 14, 3:17pm

Lazr NANO Titanium Tent Stakes
You need perfect conditions for these stakes to work and hope it is not a windy night either. I know you are only to use them for your side guys or your ground cloth but they just do not have enough l...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 14, 3:08pm

Lynne Whelden How to hike the PCT & CDT DVD's
Both dvd's are pack full of helpful hints and information from thru-hikers on both trails. Lynne Whelden covers a lot of topics (25-30) so have pen and paper ready to take some notes. Topics cove...

In Books and Media
October 07, 3:00pm

GoLite Ether Wind Shirt (Wisp HP)
At 3.5 oz, breathable, bug proof, H2O resistent and cumfortable on the skin what more could you ask for? I have had mine for over three years and can't really complain at all. A EASY CHOICE!!!

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
October 03, 4:42pm