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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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Stateoregon
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Re: Failing Zip
"Planning on scrubbing it with a toothbrush and maybe adding some Teflon lube tomorrow" since it's just 6", get a tub of soapy water. Let it soak. Scrub with brush...

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
October 01, 8:54am

Re: Thread Selection for Silnylon
I use Gutterman sew all from local fabric store on silnylon tarp. 100s of nights. Very windy on occasion. The only problem is the seam that joins panels going up to a corner, the fabric stretc...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thread Selection for Silnylon
September 30, 9:48pm

Re: Re: Failing #3 Zippers?
I have used #3 coil on pyramid tent. There's a lot of force sideways on the zipper. After maybe 100 nights, when I zip it up, it started seperating. The zipper pull works fine. I am fairl...

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
September 30, 9:38pm

Re: Re: Key Blanks
Your car locks itself a minute after you leave vehicle???? Amazing!!!

In GEAR » Car Keys
September 30, 5:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Car Keys
Once I put my pack in car, closed door, pack pushed against door lock button and locked car, I had to break window to get in...

In GEAR » Car Keys
September 30, 4:33pm

Re: Replacing my gears
1 - I use bivy. Sleeping pad and quilt go inside, which keeps them dry from any dampness on ground. If it's not going to rain, I don't bother with tent. Much prefer just sleeping out. ...

In GEAR » Replacing my gears
September 30, 1:03pm

Re: Re: Which is more likely
Ziploc freezer bag. Cut it to size. Use "seal-a-meal" to seal edges. Use that for wallet. Fairly waterproof. At some point it occurred to me there was no reason to move stuff from ...

In GEAR » Car Keys
September 30, 12:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Palestine, Israel, and lessons from pet bunny rabbits
Without "Islamofacists" you'de have no John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Mike Rogers,...

In Chaff » The real reasons why Israel is bombing Palestine
September 30, 11:30am

Re: Re: Re: Palestine, Israel, and lessons from pet bunny rabbits
Without Lex Luther there'de be no Superman Without The Joker there'de be no Batman You can't have a super hero without a super villian

In Chaff » The real reasons why Israel is bombing Palestine
September 30, 11:00am

Re: Palestine, Israel, and lessons from pet bunny rabbits
Maybe we should try to annex Israel including Palestinian areas. Then they'll unite against us : ) Okay, that's ridiculous, but maybe a clever diplomat could somehow use that idea. Try...

In Chaff » The real reasons why Israel is bombing Palestine
September 30, 9:09am

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