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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: dogs in vestibules
I took my Corgi on his first backpacking trip a couple weeks ago. He wanders so an enclosed tent was a requirement for me too. I ended up with an MSR Hubba Hubba NX but only because I get a discoun...

In GEAR » A Solid UL Shelter!
April 18, 3:11pm

Re: Re: Question for those in MO....
Poison ivy, ticks, and stinging nettle are just some of the reasons we do float trips in the summer instead of hiking in Missouri! Adam

In Pre-Trip Planning » Question for those in MO....
April 16, 12:26pm

Re: Question for those in MO....
Trees and flowers are starting to bloom. Most of the nasty undergrowth hasn't started coming in yet. The next week or two should be a great time to be on the trail. And I can confirm the tick...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Question for those in MO....
April 16, 11:35am

Re: Any suggestions for 4-6 day trip within a day's drive of Twin Cities?
You could do the southern part of the Ozark Trail in Missouri. Shuttles are difficult to come by but some of the canoe rental places offer them. The Eleven Point, Current River, and Taum Sauk secti...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Any suggestions for 4-6 day trip within a day's drive of Twin Cities?
March 20, 7:17am

Re: Re: Re: thanks!
That's the route I chose, get a decent body and a couple of decent lenses that I could use with a better camera later. I'd definitely recommend going back a generation in camera bodies if i...

In Photography » Camera for Travel and Backpacking?
March 20, 7:09am

Re: thanks!
KEH is great. B&H and Adorama also have used equipment on their websites. I've had good experiences with all of them. I got all my m4/3 gear off of the mu-43.com forums though. There are so...

In Photography » Camera for Travel and Backpacking?
March 19, 12:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Hmmmm
The 12-50 is a so-so lens. The 17mm depends on which version it is, the older f/2.8 is also so-so, the newer f/1.8 is quite good. You can get a brand new E-M5 for $999 so unless it comes with the 1...

In Photography » Camera for Travel and Backpacking?
March 19, 11:49am

Re: Hmmmm
Here's a size comparison between the Olympus and X100. I found that site pretty useful when I was narrowing down what I wanted since the stores around here don't carry any Panasonic cameras...

In Photography » Camera for Travel and Backpacking?
March 19, 8:35am

Re: Camera for Travel and Backpacking?
I'm really happy with my Panasonic G5. I got it so I didn't have to lug around a Nikon D300. I've got the Panasonic 14mm and Sigma 30mm for it which were both super cheap and very sharp...

In Photography » Camera for Travel and Backpacking?
March 19, 7:35am

Re: What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
Someone mentioned their Mora knife. I'd have to agree and even though I don't bring it on every trip, any time I have a chance to use it I feel a little bit manlier. The two pieces of ge...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
March 17, 11:45am

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