jceevans322063

jceevans322063

Sierra Nevada, Yosemite.

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Jeremy's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Paddling
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Jeremy's Bio

I'm a professional nature photographer and cinematographer. I backpack an average of 300-500 miles a year and spend 60-90 nights in a tent. Most of my gear was purchased from Backcountry.com.

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jceevans322063 wrote a review of on June 5, 2014

My favorite dish. great protein.
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Just add some hot sauce and tortillas and you are set. I eat this every three days in the backcountry. Mary Jane Farms is the best. Organic and compostable packing. I buy all my food from Backcountry.com. I eat only MJF and Mountain House. Attached is a photo of my food for a 20 day trek. mostly Mary Jane Farms!

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jceevans322063 wrote a review of on June 5, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been using the hiker filter for 10 years. I usually go through 2 cartridges a year since I backpack so much. The only downside to this filter is it's sealed and hard to clean. As long as you filter clear water you will be fine. I just did a 5 day trek though Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon in Southern UT/AZ border. The water was thick and muddy. even with a coffee filter and the extra screen the filter was clogged in a day and took very long and slow pumps to get water but it still worked. This would of happened to any filter. Some newer models have a way to backwash them. with this model you can use a large syringe to backwash it. That helped a lot with the muddy Paria River. Other than this one trip the filter usually last me half a season. I did the entire JMT with it. no problems at all. I hike over 200 mile a year and this filter has never failed. I've seen other problems with the steri pen, and MSR pumps. This is a time tested filter.

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jceevans322063 wrote a review of on August 26, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I've been backpacking for 20 years. I've used Merrill, Vasque, Kayland, Salewa. All gave me blisters. Did the JMT with Salewas which were the best so far until I tried the Salomon. Before I always had to use liners, mole skin, duct tape, blister pads, all of this in different combos. After I suffered some toe nerve damage with my Salewas hiking 230 miles I decided to return them for the Salomon 3D GTX. I just finished a 45 mile cross country section off the JMT. These boots were right out of the box, no break in period. Did not get one blister for the first time in my life. Awesome boots.

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jceevans322063 wrote a review of on September 26, 2012

Great. Just did the entire JMT with them
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These boots were awesome. My Kayland Contact boots from 2009 fell apart after about 500 miles. Caleb at backcountry.com suggested I try the Salewa. I tried the Alp, Mountain, and Rapace models. I chose to use the Mountain Trainer for the 220 mile John Muir Trail backpack. I was hauling over 65 pounds including 20 pounds of photo and video equipment. Great traction on granite, sand and wet surfaces, great ankle support. waterproof. I crossed over 100 streams and never got my feet wet. I've used Vasque, Merrell, TNF, and Kayland. Salewa if so far my favorite.

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