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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: The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
rather than talking about "boil", measure temperature of water before and after. Assume that when you say "boil" you mean raise temperature 90 C (or whatever). As long as th...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 04, 3:47pm

Re: Re: Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
I have a bivy bottom of Seattle Fabrics aluminized sil. Couldn't tell if it made any difference. My theory, which I haven't convinced everyone else of, is that you need an air layer nex...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
April 04, 2:46pm

Re: Re: Painting pot black
Flames and gasses are hot they emit IR Black pot will absorb these better and get a bit hotter Reflective pot will reflect them away The flames and gasses will also emit IR away from po...

In Make Your Own Gear » Painting pot black
April 04, 2:37pm

Re: Re: Hobby Lobby
Another thing in that motherjones article that I just noticed At the time, "plan B" was thought to prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the Uterus Now, research has shown it ...

In Chaff » Obamacare...the real world
April 04, 10:49am

Re: Hobby Lobby
Their 401K plan invests in mutual funds that own companies that make abortion drugs/chemicals - a little less damning But there are mutual funds that purposefully avoid abortion drug/chemical co...

In Chaff » Obamacare...the real world
April 04, 9:51am

Hobby Lobby supreme court case political or religious?
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/03/hobby-lobby-supreme-court-obamacare Hobby Lobby's health insurance before Obamacare covered "abortive agents" like Plan B which prevents...

In Chaff » Obamacare...the real world
April 04, 8:39am

Re: Re: Oware, More silnylon 2nds, 18 yards for $49 shipped
why don't you say it's good for a tent/tarp?

In Gear Deals » Oware, More silnylon 2nds, 20 yards for $50 shipped
April 04, 8:32am

Re: BPA & Tritan, and more reasons not to use plastic
More specific link http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/tritan-certichem-eastman-bpa-free-plastic-safe That's what I was wondering - are BPA replacements just as bad, just not stud...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bisphenol A, Plastic Bottles, Poisoning Ourselves Each Hike?
April 04, 7:55am

Re: Another Military Shooting
I don't think most people think military people are scary baby killers I think people appreciate their service And people think they were forced to serve too many terms so they are more s...

In Chaff » Another Military Shooting.
April 03, 11:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
That was Cuben, not space blanket. Space blanket is just Mylar. I have some space blanket like that - kind of deteriorating. I've carried it around forever...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
April 03, 5:35pm

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