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jerry adams (retiredjerry) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Oregon and Washington
About Me I started hiking about 45 years ago. My first backpack was 40 years ago. I currently try to do one backpack trip of 5 nights every month (which can be tricky in the winter) 20 to 50 miles. Mostly I stay around Mount Hood, Columbia Gorge, Mount Adams, Goat Rocks, and the Olympic Peninsula. In recent years I have shifted to lightweight - my pack weight without food and water is about 15 lb (7 kg). I make a lot of my own gear - silnylon tarp-tent, bivy, synthetic bag, simple bag style pack. My sleeping pad is a Therm-a-Rest air mattress.

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Re: re: Don't do as I do
I dehydrated some Jalapenos. These were very mild, eating them I didn't hardly notice any heat. Yet my hands were on fire for 12 hours afterwards. I tried various remedies which didn't w...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Don't do as I do
October 01, 5:41pm

Re: debugging
After you figure it out, then you're an idiot : ) Pretty sure there's supposed to be a gasket. Take the gasket off the Squeeze? Maybe a garden hose gasket is the same size?

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini and Evernew Bags problems
October 01, 12:00pm

Re: Sawyer Mini and Evernew Bags problems
Did the Mini not leak with the Sawyer bag? Did the gasket fall out? Try a soda or water bottle, because they're cheap and easily available. Just to see if the problem is with the Mini. ...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini and Evernew Bags problems
October 01, 11:47am

League of Denial
Anyone see "League of Denial" on PBS Frontline They talked about how common head injuries are and how the NFL has a denial strategy. Produce fake scientific studies that cast doubt so...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 01, 9:23am

Re: Failing Zip
"Planning on scrubbing it with a toothbrush and maybe adding some Teflon lube tomorrow" since it's just 6", get a tub of soapy water. Let it soak. Scrub with brush...

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
October 01, 8:54am

Re: Thread Selection for Silnylon
I use Gutterman sew all from local fabric store on silnylon tarp. 100s of nights. Very windy on occasion. The only problem is the seam that joins panels going up to a corner, the fabric stretc...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thread Selection for Silnylon
September 30, 9:48pm

Re: Re: Failing #3 Zippers?
I have used #3 coil on pyramid tent. There's a lot of force sideways on the zipper. After maybe 100 nights, when I zip it up, it started seperating. The zipper pull works fine. I am fairl...

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
September 30, 9:38pm

Re: Re: Key Blanks
Your car locks itself a minute after you leave vehicle???? Amazing!!!

In GEAR » Car Keys
September 30, 5:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Car Keys
Once I put my pack in car, closed door, pack pushed against door lock button and locked car, I had to break window to get in...

In GEAR » Car Keys
September 30, 4:33pm

Re: Replacing my gears
1 - I use bivy. Sleeping pad and quilt go inside, which keeps them dry from any dampness on ground. If it's not going to rain, I don't bother with tent. Much prefer just sleeping out. ...

In GEAR » Replacing my gears
September 30, 1:03pm

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