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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: Re: Filtering glacial lakes water
Sometimes you can find a sidestream that is clear even though the main stream has a lot of glacier silt Sometimes you can let the water sit for a couple hours and let the silt settle. Just make...

In GEAR » Filtering glacial lakes water
August 04, 2:31pm

Re: Carried clothes
In PNW including winter, I wear nylon long shirt and pants, long GoreTex jacket if it's raining. Carry synthetic vest, down sleeping bag, pyramid tent, self inflating mattress. I stay warm en...

In Gear Lists » Almost SUL . . .
August 04, 11:38am

Re: Re: volume measurement
will the balls pack a little? Like, if you shook them, they'de settle a little, getting closer to the maximum number of balls you could fit into a volume? Maybe you could put them on a vibrat...

In GEAR » volume measurement
August 04, 8:40am

Re: Modified A-Frame tarp, fully enclosed
I've done similiar tarps - too small inside Pyramid works better - tall enough to sit up on sleeping bag with plenty of head room, steep walls, open door when not windy/raining for good vent...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified A-Frame tarp, fully enclosed
August 04, 8:35am

Re: part of the problem
"voted against campaign finance reform" Bernie supports amending the constitution to regulate campaign spending I don't understand your comment One thing that concerns me is ...

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
August 04, 8:25am

Further concession to Isreal - release Jonathan Pollard Israel condemed Huckabee statement about the oven doors - I call that "a Trump", maybe it'll get him into the debates

In Chaff » Deal Reached with Iran
July 29, 8:22am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Peak Vents on Pyramids
great minds think alike : ) the other defense against condensation, is the walls are steep so condensation flows along wall and drips on edge

In Make Your Own Gear » Peak Vents on Pyramids
July 29, 8:07am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Peak Vents on Pyramids
I've put in vents and it doesn't make that much difference, not enough area to let through much air. If it's not raining and you don't need privacy, leave the door open. That ha...

In Make Your Own Gear » Peak Vents on Pyramids
July 29, 7:53am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Asshole / Assholes -- When Something Smells the Same...
"Ever since Tom publicly denounced a well known blue ribbon award winning beer, his opinion has lost a lot of weight with me." Yeah, I find myself disagreeing with Tom a lot too : ) ...

In Chaff » Asshole of the Year Award Also Heating Up
July 28, 5:50pm

Re: Re: Geopolitical Big Bang
and the Senate will only need a 51 vote majority, not the 60 vote majority required for most things but the Iran deal will only require a 34 "majority"? why is it it can be vetoed? I...

In Chaff » Deal Reached with Iran
July 28, 1:21pm

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