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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: Jerry Adams - Strawberry Mountains
that would be me : ) I had a bit of a negative review of that area. That didn't turn you off? It would be quite hot there now. Better start hiking at 5 AM to avoid the heat. Actually...

In Pre-Trip Planning » backpacking Oregon
June 08, 2:14pm

Re: Re: Design Questions
never mind : ) I though back piece was just one flat piece. Vestibule will be good.

In Make Your Own Gear » Tent sewing question
June 08, 7:18am

Re: Backpacking Oregon
To be honest, I haven't done much in "Mosquito Heaven" but it's not real alpine. Too many tress. Not enough views. Relative to some of those other places at least. (Actually, ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » backpacking Oregon
June 08, 7:16am

Re: backpacking Oregon
Trail around Mount Hood is 40 miles. Lots of steep canyons with difficult streams to cross. Except by September the flow gets pretty low. Trail across Eliot is closed, but there are ways across ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » backpacking Oregon
June 08, 7:14am

Re: Lightest & Best 3 Layer Rain Jacket?
I think 3 layer will last longer than 2.5 layer The inner (third) layer absorbs body oil and stuff With a 2.5 layer jacket, which is a good bit lighter weight, it absorbs sweat and body oil a...

In GEAR » Lightest & Best 3 Layer Rain Jacket?
June 07, 5:31pm

Re: Storage Options for a PCT start from Sea-Tac ?
how are you getting from seatac to Snoqualmie and Wenatchee to seatac?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Storage Options for a PCT start from Sea-Tac ?
June 07, 4:49pm

Re: Design Questions
There's a small difference between width wise, and length wise on fabric. Better to have all the panels the same, but this is probably not significant. There's a big difference between ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tent sewing question
June 07, 8:29am

Re: is gear considered clutter???
I have a bunch of old MYOG things. Old prototypes. Scraps of fabrics. I have a big piece of 2.5 oz Apex I was going to make quilt out of but I did down instead. I need to get rid of it. ...

In Chaff » is gear considered clutter???
June 07, 7:20am

Re: can't let thread die
"It is also worth noting that the 20th Century brought a long history of suffering to a head for the Russians, in the sense that they lost somewhere north of 37 million people in two wars, bot...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
June 06, 9:57pm

Re: American Sniper pop up ad
that's because you spend too much time looking at guns on the internets : )

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » American Sniper pop up ad
June 06, 9:32pm

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