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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: Are you a (long) weekend warrior? Longer stints, gear list change much?
I'm another weekend warrior although I've done a couple of week-long trips. When I've packed for them I've tended to err on the side of caution. Like you, I threw in a second mini-B...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are you a (long) weekend warrior? Longer stints, gear list change much?
June 13, 10:02am

Re: borah gear
I got a Stealth with some modifications in February. Communication was fast and the pack turned out great. I've been very happy with it. If I end up getting a bivy it will be one from Borah Gea...

In GEAR » borah gear
June 07, 11:50am

Re: Long pants or shorts in hot weather??
I've taken to wearing long pants even though we've got high heat, high humidity, and lots of shade. But they do provide another barrier to ticks. I'm glad I opted for pants last weekend...

In GEAR » Long pants or shorts in hot weather??
May 30, 3:07pm

Re: Take any meds to fall asleep after a medium size hiking day?
I usually take Tylenol PM because I'm a little sore anyway. I sleep a little better when I do that, I tend to toss and turn and wake up a lot if I don't take it. At home my wife sometime...

In GEAR » Take any meds to fall asleep after a medium size hiking day?
May 22, 8:49am

Re: OR, REI, MEC, EB and bears ...
Going along the same tangent, I recently had an issue with my Cabelas Rainy River jacket. One of the toggles on the elastic in the waist was broken and since Cabelas has a "lifetime" warr...

In GEAR » W/B jackets and fragility
May 17, 3:44pm

Re: Real newbie Sawyer question
Regarding scoops, its not so much a matter of the opening being small. If you're filling the bladder from a falling source like a water fall (or a faucet) you won't have any problems becaus...

In GEAR » Real newbie Sawyer question
May 17, 12:33pm

Re: CCF sit pad
I use a panel cut from a GG Nightlight. My wife uses the other two panels as her sit pad (she deserves more wiggle room, one panel requires pretty precise bum placement). They're great when we&...

In GEAR » Sit Pad options?
May 16, 3:25pm

Re: Gear Confessions
Eric, you and I can burn in Hiker Hell together. Coincidentally I already live here, it's commonly referred to as Kansas. I sleep on a FULL LENGTH Thermarest ProLight PLUS pad. I use a si...

In GEAR » Gear Confessions
May 15, 8:53am

Re: SE in august
While not the SE, Missouri has similar summertime conditions. High heat, high humidity, lots of bugs. In Scouts when we camped year round I used to just take a cotton sheet. Even sleeping on top of...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Southern Trip Planning
May 13, 7:57pm

Re: Best Pack size for Overnighter?
I've got a 32L OMM Classic and a 54L Borah Gear Stealth. Those two packs cover everything I do. I mostly use the OMM for day trips and hardly ever fill it but for trail work its just the right ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best Pack size for Overnighter?
May 10, 12:27pm

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