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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: Reliability
I've bought some cheap electronics from China Had reliability problems and it takes a long time for shipping If it's cheap enough, like $10, I don't care, just throw it out If ...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
October 05, 7:52am

Re: Re: Re: emergency socks
yeah, frozen boots are a problem. Make sure and open them as wide as possible the night before so you can get your foot into them when they're frozen the next morning.

In Make Your Own Gear » emergency socks
October 05, 7:46am

Re: Side (Pack) Pockets
I don't see why you would ruin a perfectly good pack by putting side pockets on it : ) Water is best put inside where it will stay cool better. Other things that I would want while hiking...

In GEAR » Side (Pack) Pockets
October 05, 7:43am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: re
yeah, too bad you removed your post Craig reality is maybe some muddling and some of whatever Craig said : ) $13.75 and hour - pretty close to Seattle's $15 an hour minimum wage

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
October 04, 11:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Luci
One thing a Luci (or similar) is good for is set it where the solar panel gets light, even room light, if the power goes out you've got light.

In GEAR » Inflatable/collapsible solar carged light
October 03, 5:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: re
that is very insightful! not that there aren't sometimes conspiracies or whatever...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
October 03, 2:48pm

Re: Happy Bung
I think plenty of toilet paper is good for hygene. Don't want to skimp. What if an extra "use" is required for one day? Paper towels instead of TP - maybe... I always bring tw...

In Gear Lists » 4-season gear list for the Southeastern US
October 03, 2:45pm

Re: Tentpole Technologies
BTW polesforyou.com changed their name to tentpoletechnologies.com If you're in Vancouver (WA) cool to stop by and check out their place. There are a huge number of poles in every conceivab...

In GEAR » Replacement Aluminum Tent Poles
October 03, 11:30am

Re: Re: seriously?
Get's below freezing a lot in PNW even though there's no snow on ground Above freezing during day I usually just put filter and water on ground. Maybe in a clump of grass or bush. P...

In Gear Lists » 4-season gear list for the Southeastern US
October 03, 11:25am

Re: Replacing my gears
Each person is different so you can't select quilt based on the lowest temperature you'll encounter, but that should get you close. You have to do several trips at fairly cold temperatur...

In GEAR » Replacing my gears
October 03, 9:29am

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