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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: Campsite Rage Cure?
I could turn on my RV generator

In Philosophy & Technique » Campsite Rage Cure?
June 28, 11:39am

Re: Nothing
"I've read reports, spent hours going over data and took years to form my opinion" Do you agree CO2 in atmosphere is going up, more than in previous 100,000s of years and it's ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
June 28, 10:12am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Timberline Trail
You could walk down Tilly Jane Trail to the ski area, 10 mile road walk to Laurence Lake and up Elk Cove Trail. Eliot crossing isn't really that bad though.

In Editor's Roundtable » The Timberline Trail
June 28, 8:51am

Re: Re: Re: my little contribution
"we abandoned research into interesting technologies like LFTR..." Conventional reactors have to have continuous cooling water, even if you turn them off, for at least 10 more years, o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
June 28, 8:27am

Re: Crampons and Trekking poles...plus an ice ax
"the lost 15 miles to the border was brutal with many washouts and some really loose footings)" I can imagine being that close to the end might be tempted to take more chances at ri...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pacific Crest Trail: Trout Lake to Manning Park!
June 27, 9:44pm

Re: Oregon Butte - Blue Mountains in Washington
bear tracks - I've read other reports of bears up there (actually, they're everywhere : )

In Post-Trip Reports » Oregon Butte - Blue Mountains in Washington
June 27, 8:45pm

Re: Campsite Rage Cure?
I was camping once. Loud music. Wife asked them to turn it down. They turned it up. Once there were loud people in the middle of the night. Lots of Fxxx Yous. In the morning the police came...

In Philosophy & Technique » Campsite Rage Cure?
June 27, 5:03pm

Re: bicycle spokes
bicycle spoke stakes? Hmmm... interesting... 2 mm diameter - pretty thin - I wonder how they hold up when you pound them in? the top is bent over so maybe loop won't come off

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » favorite stakes
June 27, 4:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Baselayer question: How tight is too tight?
My wife has swollen ankles. She wears compression socks sometimes to keep fluid from pooling. But the compression is very tight. Hard to get on. I don't think your base layers are enough to...

In GEAR » Baselayer question: How tight is too tight?
June 27, 4:39pm

Re: Re: Like REI for independent gear - Boilerwerks, Suluk46, Enlightened Equipment
one other thing as long as I'm complaining about LED headlamps one thing I hate is the "low" setting isn't low enough. For inside my tent, I need little light. A "low&qu...

In On the Web » Like REI for independent gear - Boilerwerks, Suluk46, Enlightened Equipment
June 27, 12:06pm

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