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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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Stateoregon
Countryusa

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Re: Cold weather canisters
If it's an upright canister, it loses a lot of heat to evaporative cooling. Insulating from the air is a second order effect. If you put in an iron based hand warmer, that would make a big ...

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo, First Look
October 12, 8:47am

coil or toothed zippers
I'm never sure whether coil or toothed zippers are better For light things like a sleeping bag or jacket, #3 coil is probably best? They don't make #3 toothed zippers. For seperating...

In Make Your Own Gear » coil or toothed zippers
October 12, 8:44am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: convertible
Yeah! Wristies Actually, I like to cover the base of the thumb a little but those would be just as good

In GEAR » Everyone ought to buy a pair...
October 11, 6:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: USB Rechargeable
hmmm, like this maybe http://www.amazon.com/AboveTEK%C2%AE-USB-Voltage-Current-Multimeter/dp/B00ICR1UB6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413071823&sr=8-1&keywords=usb+voltage+current+meter $1...

In GEAR » New camera
October 11, 6:00pm

Re: Re: Re: convertible
I don't do super cold. If it's cold I hike with hands in pockets. Pants pockets are good because then I place fingers against thighs which are somewhat warm. Vest pockets? You must be...

In GEAR » Everyone ought to buy a pair...
October 11, 5:32pm

Re: Re: Re: USB Rechargeable
yeah, +12 V surge makes sense. And Sansa is cheap so maybe it doesn't handle surges like that as well as other USB devices I should get one of those USB voltage and current checkers. Thank...

In GEAR » New camera
October 11, 5:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Office Politics. Retarded monkeys (devolution)
Howard Dean spoke up against all the money going into political ads which was a threat to the financial well being of the networks. Then, they took his voice off his mike in a crowd of loud, che...

In Chaff » Office Politics
October 11, 5:25pm

Re: USB Rechargeable
I got a USB charger that plugs into my car cigarette lighter plug. When I plugged in my Sansa Clip, it fried it. I got another Sansa Clip that I used for a year, then I hit the volume control...

In GEAR » New camera
October 11, 2:58pm

Re: convertible
When not using fingers, put them in your pocket. That will warm up better than a fold over mitten.

In GEAR » Everyone ought to buy a pair...
October 11, 2:52pm

Re: Re: I don't understand the product
Very easy to make your own fingerless mittens. If the fleece is stretchier in one direction, make sure it's around your fingers, not lengthwise. You can make a pattern by just tracing l...

In GEAR » Everyone ought to buy a pair...
October 11, 12:22pm

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