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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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StateKS

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All Forum Posts by Adam Rothermich

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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

Re: Re: Re: Backpacking Thermometer
I realized at the time it was the placement that was skewing the reading, I'm just not sure of the best place to put it. I'm going to try it in the hipbelt pocket next time, my hope is that...

In GEAR » Is there a reliable backpackign thermometer out there?
May 08, 10:38am

Re: Backpacking Thermometer
I've got the same one as Kevin. Its great for recording the overnight low but its been less useful during the day. If I stick it in the outside pocket of my pack and it happens to be in the sun...

In GEAR » Is there a reliable backpackign thermometer out there?
May 08, 10:02am

Re: Thinking about buying moccasins as a camp / small stream shoe?
Has anyone tried huarache sandals for stream crossings/camp shoes? If they've got enough traction they seem like a really lightweight, albeit pricey, option. The Unshoes Wokova Feather would be...

In GEAR » Thinking about buying moccasins as a camp / small stream shoe?
May 07, 9:05pm

Re: Adding post to: "FINALLY...A minimalist sandal that works!"
Ryan, I'd love a lightweight replacement for my Chacos. The closest think I've seen are the Unshoes Pah Tempe but I like the narrower webbing you used. If you decide to sell some I'd...

In Make Your Own Gear » FINALLY...A minimalist sandal that works!
May 07, 2:50pm

Re: GPS: Garmin Etrex 30 or 62s?
We've got lots of tree cover here in the Ozarks and I haven't had problems with my eTrex 20 losing signal. In fact the only time its lost a signal is in the elevator at work. I was also deb...

In GEAR » GPS: Garmin Etrex 30 or 62s?
May 06, 2:33pm

Re: Re: PIF - ULA Conduit
The pack was given to me at a generous price so it only seemed right to pass it on in a similar manner. I'd be a terrible businessman but I hope I can pay back at least some of the generosity I...

In Gear Swap » PIF - ULA Conduit
May 05, 8:47pm

Re: Any experience with Borah Gear Stealth?
I've got a drawstring Stealth. I'm 6' tall and went with the long torso option and it fits great. Mine is the Dyneema X version and I'm really happy with it. I've only used it o...

In GEAR » Thinking about taking the plunge...I'm tall...recommend ultralight pack
May 05, 7:31pm

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