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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: Point Reyes Arch rock collapse!!! :(
there's another thread there was a fissure on the trail a week previous so they closed trail and put up signs. people ignored signs. I was there a while ago but there were way too many p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Point Reyes Arch rock collapse!!! :(
March 23, 11:52am

Re: Update - Jetboil Service Laughable.
amazon has pretty good return policy in first month that would cover you if they sent something that didn't work at all

In GEAR » Jetboil Joule Issue
March 23, 11:24am

Re: Chameece - The 3 Classes of Insulation Generally Have Well Defined Thermal Efficiency Ranges
Patagonia Anorak is down Rab xenon hoody is synthetic (primaloft gold) the rest are various fleeces The Rab xenon sure lost a lot of warmth after just two weeks. I wonder what happened to it ...

In GEAR » Microfleece 100
March 23, 10:15am

Re: Quilt
6 oz apex - too heavy, bulky - based on my experience with 4 oz quilt Do down instead, plus it will last longer. With 6 oz apex, it's so bulky you'll probably compress it too much in pa...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2.5oz Apex Summer Quilt Project (Photos Inside)
March 23, 9:47am

Re: Re: Toe blisters
I have had same problem - blister under toe. More than that, toe-nails discolored. I tried getting a size bigger - problem solved. Then, on a couple trips I used my old boots that gave me bl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Toe blisters
March 23, 9:42am

Re: Re: Epic, tyvek
Quite a few years ago I made rain jacket out of epic. Seemed water-proof but maybe i didn't test this good and it never was very water-proof. Anyway, after using it for a while it rained once...

In GEAR » Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
March 22, 9:53pm

Re: Re: Traditional gear in rainy cold conditions
yes, the warmer it is the more water vapor air can hold no, cold air doesn't have an uppermost relative humidity less than 100%, that is, any temperature air can have humidity 0% to 100% ...

In GEAR » Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
March 22, 9:45pm

Re: mA and mAh
I agree, that is confusing for someone not an electrical engineer : ) for example, I measured 0.13 amps for 4 hours = 0.5 Ah = 500 mAh

In GEAR » measuring USB power bank capacity
March 22, 4:59pm

measuring USB power bank capacity
does anyone measure the capacity of their USB power bank? I measured my 2200 mAh spec'd cheap-o and it only delivers 500 mAh. Using my USB power meter I wonder if this is the norm - ...

In GEAR » measuring USB power bank capacity
March 22, 4:15pm

Re: "The irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous"
I agree, interesting from many angles One thing is, Finland treatment is $2,500. Outpatient. Naltrexone or nalmefene pill which inhibits some of the alcohol effects so the patient loses desire...

In Chaff » "The irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous"
March 22, 10:49am

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