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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: Geopolitical Big Bang
and the Senate will only need a 51 vote majority, not the 60 vote majority required for most things but the Iran deal will only require a 34 "majority"? why is it it can be vetoed? I...

In Chaff » Deal Reached with Iran
July 28, 1:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Geopolitical Big Bang
The other economic problem is trade imbalance, but for some reason, no one talks much about solving this. An exception is Bernanke's blog http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ben-bernanke-gre...

In Chaff » Deal Reached with Iran
July 28, 12:13pm

Re: Escort for the win, Serial killer? He lost
I think we can replace the phrase "get some balls" with "get some ovaries" : )

In Chaff » Escort for the win, Serial killer? He lost
July 28, 11:00am

Re: Re: Geopolitical Big Bang
"Our biggest weakness is our own insecurity" yeah, quit worrying about whether other countries are better than us (more exceptional) 20 years ago we worried about Japan, but they...

In Chaff » Deal Reached with Iran
July 28, 8:42am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Water Filtering/Purification - Which to choose?
"And I ask this all the time. How do you know if a chunk of hollow fibers cracked or broke (from freezing or dropping). If it’s a large break, then the water all of a sudden flows faster. If...

In GEAR » Water Filtering/Purification - Which to choose?
July 28, 8:16am

Re: Re: Re: Re: First ever project. Puffy pants!
You don't need to put in zipper. Just make it big enough at waist to get on and off, and then have elastic and/or a nylon drawstring.

In Make Your Own Gear » First ever project. Puffy pants!
July 27, 9:16am

Re: wierd hiking website
that sounds like computer generated text by posting the link to their web page, you have helped them optimize search engine results : )

In Chaff » wierd hiking website
July 27, 7:47am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Very important interview
yeah, you're right, we have a few things to work on ourselves : ) hopefully, 100 years from now, the death penalty will seem as ridiculous as slavery does now. If a French political leader ...

In Chaff » A 22 year old song for the current times
July 27, 7:43am

Re: Re: Very important interview
I thought Obama's comments about gay people in Kenya were pretty good. He stated his position. Kenyan leader stated his, which is that issue isn't important. And they moved on. I bet ...

In Chaff » A 22 year old song for the current times
July 26, 6:43pm

Re: Re: MYOG Websites
what do you want to make?

In On the Web » MYOG Websites
July 26, 5:26pm

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