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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: Re: PNW. What are your longer trip plans this summer?
I've crossed at "the ropes" and up above at the foot of Eliot glacier. Both are doable but not my favorite. It doesn't seem to be on the Forest Service radar to fix it. Yeah,...

In Pre-Trip Planning » PNW. What are your longer trip plans this summer?
July 10, 4:39pm

Re: PNW. What are your longer trip plans this summer?
I do 3-5 nights every month year round I'll probably circumnavigate Mt Hood and Three Sisters. Three Sisters I like to go between South and Middle Sisters. Maybe explore around Broken ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » PNW. What are your longer trip plans this summer?
July 10, 4:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Obamacare
A friend bought Obamacare from exchange in Washington He selected an insurance company and sent in the money to the exchange The insurance company has no record of this so is not paying for a...

In Chaff » Obamacare...the real world
July 10, 2:12pm

Re: Sawyer Clogged - Gravity Solution
Did you put a rock on top of bag to help apply pressure? Interesting. You know, for the weight of that Nalgene bottle you could have brought the syringe You're saying that with gravity ...

In GEAR » Sawyer Clogged - Gravity Solution
July 10, 2:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Delmar's Poll
In the Sierras or on some peaks in the West where there is little organic matter but just rocks, and lots of people, then probably burying your TP isn't so good. I don't have that much e...

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 10, 1:59pm

Re: route.
Early September is about the best time - crowds gone, bugs gone, weather still good Occasionally there will be some rain but you're East of the Cascades where there's less rain I bet ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Weather for September in "Oregon Outback"
July 10, 10:56am

Re: IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
I made something with fabric that turned out to not be very downproof - still usable but agravating after putting in the time and money to make it. It would be nice if it weighed more like 0.7 o...

In Make Your Own Gear » IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
July 09, 8:57pm

Re: Dirty TP
wow! Do you really want to go there? : ) It depends on how wet it is how many sheets of TP are required. And how long from contact to releasing it.

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 09, 7:22pm

Re: Re: Re: re:
"The same holds true for global warming or any other issue... one can believe in the "cause" conceptually based on facts or faith and still have questions, chosing not to condemn oth...

In Chaff » Belief versus Facts
July 09, 7:19pm

Re: re:
I agree, good to be skeptical But, take global warming You have to measure CO2 in atmosphere, ice cores, do statistical analysis of temperatures all over the globe over an extended period of ...

In Chaff » Belief versus Facts
July 09, 4:58pm

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