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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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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

Re: Do any of you forgo cooking food altogether?
I don't like hot drinks and don't eat hot breakfasts even at home so the only thing I bring a stove for is dinner. I do like to have a warm meal in the evening, even on hot days but I just ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do any of you forgo cooking food altogether?
April 23, 8:40am

Re: MSR
I've got the same MSR folding spoon, Travis. I love that it fits in my SP700 with the rest of my kitchen gear. No more letting my spork disappear in the bottom of my food bag or get stuck in wi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Spoon heresy
April 23, 8:27am

Re: MYOG Advice
I ordered the down quilt kit from Thru-hiker when it was available only with the 1.1oz ripstop. It has worked fine, I've had next to no down leakage. It feels a little plastic on the skin when ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Advice
April 22, 4:06pm

Re: Tarp system- Is it Dialed In?
It's not too heavy if you don't mind carrying it! Is it just for you or do you sometimes share it? For 33 oz you could have most of the single person Tarptents and it would be a lot less...

In GEAR » Tarp system- Is it Dialed In?
April 22, 7:56am

Re: Down Sleeping Bag Question
I'm with most of the others and just stuff it loose in the bottom of the pack. I usually pack everything a day or two before a trip, I don't have any problem leaving it compressed for a ...

In GEAR » Down Sleeping Bag Question
April 22, 7:37am

Re: RE: Sleeping bags for Scouts
When I worked at Cabelas we sold a lot of Slumberjack bags to Scouts. They've got a "backpacking" line and while they're not the lightest they are pretty inexpensive. Their rating...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Sleeping bags for scouts.
April 22, 7:19am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Contact lenses: a friendly warning (that has nothing to do with hygiene).
I've got the normal kind you're supposed to take out every night but I can get away with wearing them for a night or two with copious amounts of drops in the morning. I try to do this as li...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Contact lenses: a friendly warning (that has nothing to do with hygiene).
April 21, 9:14pm

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