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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
I haven't heard much. I think they need to release more info at some hearing before we can make a reasonable decision about this. I'll still think Perry is a blowhard, self important id...

In Chaff » Rick Perry Indicted
August 22, 9:59pm

Re: Re: Warranty
Great! An opportunity to complain about Garmin The cover broke on my 60CSx. Probably past warranty period. They wanted to sell me a new one for $30 or something. I thought it was a poor desi...

In GEAR » People's experiences with warranties?
August 22, 9:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2016
I'm waiting to hear "the scoop" on Perry indictment. NPR did report that it was Republicans that indicted him. The Democrats recused themselves. There are more and more "b...

In Chaff » Rick Perry Indicted
August 22, 5:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2016
I like Elizabeth Warren's bill to reduce interest rates on student loans. Basically, the current interest rate is too high. It generates income for the government. Warren wants to reduce...

In Chaff » Rick Perry Indicted
August 22, 5:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Extreme one day precipitation events increase
On the weather report they said 2014 was the warmest summer on record. 2009, 2005, 1985 were also in the top 5. They said it was more about warmer nights. We will get more effects like that - ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
August 18, 8:15am

Re: A couple more, again.
I like the first picture. Under side of jaw.

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
August 18, 7:47am

Re: Wonderland - 1st Week Sept
did you try http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewforum.php?f=1&sid=4f52df55e3d646bf4d65ab571355b35e

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland - 1st Week Sept
August 17, 9:19pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Extreme one day precipitation events increase
even if the increased CO2 effect is manageable having wind turbines, improving automobile efficiency, reducing house energy use,... has a number of other advantages fossil fuels are getting m...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
August 17, 10:50am

Re: Re: Re: Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
"tapes lose alot of strength in the cold" I keep going back and forth on making a Cuben tent that Argon silnylon at 0.7 oz/yd2 sounds better except they're out of stock

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 16, 5:04pm

Re: blurring
I hate it when they get a picture of my swimming pool when it's green

In Chaff » Blur your home on Google maps
August 16, 3:01pm

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