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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.
Cityportland
Stateoregon
Countryusa

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Jerry's baffle
So to do apples to apples comparison Apex - 3.1 yd2 - 4.1 oz for fabric, 15.5 oz for apex, 19.6 oz total Down - 3.1 yd2, 2 inch loft - 5.3 oz for fabric, 12.3 oz for down, 17.6 oz total Ye...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 14, 8:10am

Re: Tom from Car Talk
Two years ago they said they were retiring, but they just kept going. I assumed they just changed their mind. Now I know the rest of the story. The last two years they've been doing re-run...

In Chaff » Tom from Car Talk died
November 13, 11:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Jerry's baffle
I made a hybrid quilt/bivy that I've used for about a year - 4 inch baffle spacing, 2 inch loft and a 12 inch square test piece - 2 inch baffle, 1 inch loft pictures of test piece which i...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 13, 11:30pm

Re: Jerry Pyramid copycat success!
Nice looking tent, good job

In Make Your Own Gear » Jerry Pyramid copycat success!
November 13, 5:17pm

Re: Jerry's baffle
My favorite post from BPL was when Daryl said "can we get back to talking about me?" Us old people are just glad to have someone that will listen to us : ) And back when I was worki...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 13, 4:59pm

Re: Jerry's baffle
just looking at my 2 inch baffle/1 inch loft test piece, and 4 inch baffle/2 inch loft bag, the top flattens, not the sides: Maybe you have 5% less cross sectional area. I just ignored it -...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 13, 2:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Insulation Mess
So you go directly from hiking to inside sleeping bag, and vice versa? I like to hang out for a while so some insulation is good, which I then wear inside sleeping bag. While I'm hanging out ...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 13, 2:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Figure your maximum use
yeah, if at altitude, like 10,000 feet, then you need to drink more water to avoid horrible headache standard advice is to carry 2 quarts if you're climbing a Cascades volcano

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 13, 1:28pm

Re: Re: Figure your maximum use
But I'm often hours between water sources. And typically I won't stop for water at all during the day. Maybe 4 or 8 hours. That would be 96 or 192 ounces of water = 6 or 12 pounds I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 13, 11:08am

Re: Re: The Insulation Mess
I'm not sure which Daryl I'm talking to, but You have to use your sleeping bag/pad/other stuff you're wearing, on a number of trips. For example: If one night it was 30 F and I...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 13, 10:01am

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