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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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FS - Patagona Puffball Vest - Medium
Selling a Men's Medium Puffball Pullover Vest. The shell is red and the liner is dark gray. It weighs 9.6 oz on my scale. Its in good condition, there are no holes, stains, or odors but the lyc...

In Gear Swap » FS - Patagona Puffball Vest - Medium
May 05, 8:14am

Re: Re: Favorite pants? -- pants are overrated
I used to agree that shorts were preferable but anymore I wear pants more for the added tick protection. We've got tons of them here, I picked four off my pants two weeks ago and it had snowed ...

In GEAR » Favorite pants?
April 25, 9:07pm

Re: Sierra Trading Post - watch out
I've always been suspicious of any time you have to click a link to get a deal. Normally what I do is add the stuff to my cart then while I'm checking out just Google "[store name] cou...

In Gear Deals » Sierra Trading Post - watch out
April 25, 4:46pm

Re: Pants with a higher rise and generous fit
The Mountain Khaki Original Mountain Pants ride higher on the waist, the button was almost at my belly button. My Granite Creeks aren't as high but I wouldn't call them "low-rise."...

In GEAR » Favorite pants?
April 25, 10:25am

Re: Favorite pants?
Check out Sierra Trading Post for good deals. It can be hard to find the right size but if you keep your eyes open I'm sure you'll find something you like. I got a pair of Mountain Khaki Gr...

In GEAR » Favorite pants?
April 25, 9:39am

Re: Re: Compact replacement for D300 needed
If only I could afford the OM-D, I played with one for a few minutes and I think it would be ideal but its just too far out of my budget. I think I've got it narrowed down to a MFT+20mm or ...

In Photography » Compact replacement for D300 needed
April 25, 6:04am

Re: Compact replacement for D300 needed
Hmm... the NEX 5n looks to be in my price range. I think the image quality with that would be what I'm looking for and with one of the Sigma primes it should be much more compact and lighter th...

In Photography » Compact replacement for D300 needed
April 24, 7:34pm

Re: Re: Compact replacement for D300 needed
--Everybody has a different idea of what a serious compact is.-- Good point. To be more specific, I'm looking for something with a 1" or larger sensor. I don't need much zoom range....

In Photography » Compact replacement for D300 needed
April 24, 12:42pm

Compact replacement for D300 needed
I posted a while back asking for recommendations for a compact camera. I got some good responses and at the time thought I was leaning towards an LX5 or S100 but have realized in the interim that I...

In Photography » Compact replacement for D300 needed
April 24, 11:54am

Re: Chop sticks/spork combo
Leslie, I've seen that in person and its got a pretty bulky metal case that may be included in the weight. I've been on a trip with a guy who has one twice. The first time was right after h...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Spoon heresy
April 23, 11:14am

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