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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: I want this filter?
My impression from reading article was they're not quite "ready from prime time" They don't have the lightest weight but still usable configuration Yeah, all filters share t...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 29, 8:46am

Re: re:considering a new tent"
"Jerry. A pyramid? Which company makes it?" They're sort of generic - many manufacturers. From the what's a mid thread, John posted link to: http://bedrockandparadox.com/...

In GEAR » considering a new tent
September 29, 8:41am

Re: Re: Shoe repair question
Shoe Goo and McNett Seam Grip are pretty similar. Maybe Shoe Goo is thicker.

In GEAR » Shoe repair question
September 28, 10:23pm

Re: "The stagnation in terrorism research"
"Despite over a decade of government funding and thousands of newcomers to the field of terrorist research, we are no closer to answering the simple question of ‘‘What leads a person to ...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
September 28, 9:07pm

Re: considering a new tent
pyramid - everything but #2

In GEAR » considering a new tent
September 28, 5:24pm

Re: The Khorasan "imminent threat" that wasn't
ISIS is also an exhagerated threat Yeah, they beheaded several people and had considerable success taking over parts of Iraq But with a little air support, their advances in Iraq are stopped,...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
September 28, 11:37am

Re: The Khorasan "imminent threat" that wasn't
I've thought the term "group" wasn't scary enough. That's like a business or social organization. They should have called it the "Khorasan band" or the "Kho...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
September 28, 9:44am

Re: What is a "mid" shelter?
solomid and duomid are both types of "mids" "mids" are sort of generic - probably a dozen manufacturers

In GEAR » What is a "mid" shelter?
September 27, 11:17pm

Re: Car Keys
"By the way....I like the word "fob". If I had a son I might have named him fob." Daryl, you are sick : ) Good idea, I think I maight name my son Fob too or daughter...

In GEAR » Car Keys
September 27, 7:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Office Politics
That works Daryl My last job was "a death march"

In Chaff » Office Politics
September 27, 8:50am

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