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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: tyvek 1.25oz sq/yd
Josh, 3.65 oz is for a 6'x8' sheet. I bought a big sheet from MLD and cut it down to 30"x8' and it weighs about 1.3 oz. Adam

In GEAR » Does anone still use tyvek as a ground cloth?
April 19, 3:11pm

Re: Best UL container/carrier/flask for whisky or scotch?
My Sawyer Squeeze came with a .5L bladder. I've been thinking about switching to that. Adam

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Best UL container/carrier/flask for whisky or scotch?
April 19, 1:28pm

Re: Does anone still use tyvek as a ground cloth?
I just switched from a GG Spinnsheet to polycryo. The biggest advantages for me are less noise (ugh, crinkly spinnaker) and being able to see what's under the groundsheet. The second point make...

In GEAR » Does anone still use tyvek as a ground cloth?
April 19, 1:25pm

Re: Re: Source for good quality mini biners
Maybe I'm just unlucky but I used a small Nite-ize biner for a few months as a keychain and I lost count of how many times I pulled it out of my pocket and a key ring or Photon light had someho...

In GEAR » Source for good quality mini biners
April 18, 3:00pm

Re: Source for good quality mini biners
Arrowhead Equipment and Jacks R Better also have them for about $4/pair. Adam

In GEAR » Source for good quality mini biners
April 18, 1:09pm

Re: Finally - Ricoh GR
If only I were comfortable with the 28mm focal length. After lugging my D300 + Tamron 17-50/2.8 these APS-C fixed lens cameras look really appealing. After checking the used price on the X100 I'...

In Photography » Finally - Ricoh GR
April 18, 12:45pm

Re: Current Driducks Sizing
I normally where Large clothing because I've got long arms and legs. I went with the Large Driducks as well and am glad I did. The fit is still extremely baggy but the arms are almost long enou...

In GEAR » Current Driducks Sizing
April 17, 9:14pm

Re: Cost effective lightweight shelter?
The Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout is a fully enclosed 1 person tent that costs $125. It's 34 oz so its not the lightest but it does tick all your other boxes. Adam

In GEAR » Cost effective lightweight shelter?
April 16, 10:31am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Most important gear item
I should have mentioned that I have absolutely no experience with the Hi-tec tent. The general shape sort of reminded me of my first backpacking tent and I just rambled on from there :D Its hard to...

In GEAR » Most important gear item
April 10, 2:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Most important gear item
Sounds like you found some great deals! As far as the cookset goes, I also started with the SP700 and Ti spork and still use them. I really like that it has graduations on the inside to measure ...

In GEAR » Most important gear item
April 10, 1:35pm

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