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Adam Rothermich (aroth87) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Missouri Ozarks
About Me Graduate of Missouri S&T with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

I got my start hiking in Scouts and earned Eagle in 2004. Continued hiking in college and took an interest in trail maintenance/ construction.

I really like making my own gear and my favorite piece of gear is my homemade down quilt.

Other hobbies include playing with photography, computers, and tinkering with electronics.

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All Forum Posts by Adam Rothermich

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Re: Collapsible water bottles - why?
--The few ounces of weight saved is also counter balanced by the lack of durability, versatility, and balance.-- You do realize where you're posting right? :) We'll go to a lot greater l...

In GEAR » Collapsible water bottles - why?
August 23, 10:16am

Re: FS - Bearpaw Luna 2 Silnylon Yellow
Sold pending funds. Adam

In Gear Swap » FS - Bearpaw Luna 2 Silnylon Yellow
August 17, 12:45pm

Sold - Bearpaw Luna 2 Silnylon Yellow
Selling a Bearpaw Luna 2 in yellow silnylon. Haven't been using it much since I got a dog and a Hubba Hubba NX. It comes with guylines, stuff sack, and a pole jack. No rips or holes but one of ...

In Gear Swap » FS - Bearpaw Luna 2 Silnylon Yellow
August 17, 9:08am

Re: Hipster & waist packs
Ken, my waist pack is 2L. It just barely fits my camera and lens, plus an extra lens with a hood, and an extra battery. (Side note, I'm digging m4/3 for hiking!). Its small enough that it doesn...

In GEAR » Zpacks multi-pack vs belt pockets
July 01, 8:14am

Re: Zpacks multi-pack vs belt pockets
I use both a waist pack and hip belt pockets. I have an Inov-8 Race Elite 2L that I carry my Panasonic G5 and two lenses in on the front, below my hipbelt. I keep a compass, chapstick, eye drops, a...

In GEAR » Zpacks multi-pack vs belt pockets
June 30, 1:13pm

Re: Strong tent stake....just one for a hexamid
I use Groundhogs too but have had good results with a ti shepard hook with a rock on top in a pinch like someone else said. Adam

In GEAR » Strong tent stake....just one for a hexamid
May 28, 7:20am

Re: Re: Synthetic summer quilt
I think you'll be fine with 2.5oz Apex as well. Mine is good into the 40's with a light baselayer and a hat for me. Maybe a light fleece top if I'm feeling extra chilly. I just used...

In Make Your Own Gear » Noob wants to make a summer quilt!!!
May 16, 7:38am

Re: Summer Quilt
Very cool! I made a similar quilt with 2.5oz Apex and 1.1 ripstop last year. It has some snaps and drawcords at the head and foot plus a velcro footbox and weighs 16.1 ounces. Its hardly worth it b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Summer Quilt
May 13, 7:42am

Re: FS - Bearpaw Luna 2 Silnylon Yellow
Bump and price lowered to $110 shipped. Adam

In Gear Swap » FS - Bearpaw Luna 2 Silnylon Yellow
May 07, 12:30pm

FS - Bearpaw Luna 2 Silnylon Yellow
Selling a Bearpaw Luna 2 in yellow silnylon. Comes with a stuff sack, guylines, and pole jack. I bought it off the Gear Swap a couple years ago but decided to go a different direction, turns out py...

In Gear Swap » FS - Bearpaw Luna 2 Silnylon Yellow
May 04, 2:43pm

All Reader Reviews by Adam Rothermich

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
Let me just echo everything the previous reviewer said. The fit is great, not tight and not baggy, the sleeves are just the right length, and the pocket is useful. As for the hood, I was a little s...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
February 11, 12:53pm

BPL FireLite Mini Firestarter
I keep this around my neck with some other "just in case" items. I too have a little bit of a hard time getting it to work consistently and use matches as my primary means of fire starting. ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
April 15, 8:57pm

Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
I've been using my GG 1/8" Thinlight both to supplement my GG Nightlight Torso and as a sit pad. Its great with the torso pad to insulate your legs on colder nights. It provides some addi...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
February 21, 10:55am

Petzl e+LITE
Like Craig, I don't use a light that much, mostly just for chores around camp that I can't preform with only moonlight. As such I was tired of lugging around my "heavy" 3 oz PT Auror...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 07, 9:56am

Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper
One more person to note how fragile it seems. I've got a spinnaker tarp and groundsheet, so I was aware how fragile it seemed but I always feel a little wary when I sit this pack down. So far I ha...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 16, 9:16pm

Gossamer Gear
I placed my first order from Gossamer Gear, a Nightlight Torso and Lighten Up! DVD last Wednesday. I received my first order from GG last Saturday. Now that's fast! As for their products, they se...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 06, 8:37am

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
I just received my Nightlight torso and these are merely my initial observations. It is REALLY light, mine weighs 3.6 oz. I bought it to replace an older Thermarest pad that weighed about 26 oz and t...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 06, 8:34am

Lighten Up DVD with Glen Van Peski .
For only $5 this DVD has a lot to offer. I began converting to UL backpacking awhile ago, but reading books and advice on the forums just isn't quite the same as seeing it in action. I'm a v...

In Books and Media
March 05, 1:13pm

Princeton Tech Aurora
I picked up the PT Aurora 4 or so years ago when I was starting to get into backpacking. I looked at a few different headlamps, but at the time this seemed like the best value. Since then it has b...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 30, 1:27pm

Tealight stove Tealight
After not getting great results with other alcohol stoves on my SP 700 I decided to try out the tealight stove. Nothing could be easier to 'make.' Just find an extra tealight laying around th...

In Stoves - Alcohol
January 11, 10:12am