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Adam Rothermich (aroth87) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Missouri Ozarks
About Me Graduate of Missouri S&T with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

I got my start hiking in Scouts and earned Eagle in 2004. Continued hiking in college and took an interest in trail maintenance/ construction.

I really like making my own gear and my favorite piece of gear is my homemade down quilt.

Other hobbies include playing with photography, computers, and tinkering with electronics.

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All Forum Posts by Adam Rothermich

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Re: Merino socks
Ian, I'm guessing if you've been wearing boots they're probably been waterproof which won't do you any favors if your socks get wet. I think you'll be surprised at how much more...

In Philosophy & Technique » The "I don't get it" thread
March 18, 6:44am

Re: Who bushwhacks? Why?
I've started bushwhacking more but mostly do it in the fall/winter here because the undergrowth is easier to get through then. We've got lots of thorny plants and exposed rock here and my U...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Who bushwhacks? Why?
March 18, 6:01am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Mchale Stays
--5lb base weight? Now, that's an impressive feat.-- Not particularly, especially around BPL. I'll bet a lot of us have been that low. My three season kit is around 9 lbs and that's ...

In GEAR » Pack Weight
March 16, 3:19pm

Re: Milestones for Obsession
Its a proud (or maybe sobering) moment the first time you realize you can outfit two people to be entirely self-sufficient. At the moment I can't quite get four people, I need another pack and ...

In GEAR » Milestones for Obsession
March 16, 2:11pm

Re: Re: Consumables Question
--Does it matter?-- +1 When you put that pack on its all the same whether its "consumable" or "base weight." Maybe instead of posting spreadsheets we should post pictures ...

In Gear Lists » Consumables Question
March 16, 1:28pm

Re: Re: MYOG Apex 5.0 quilt
Looks great, congratulations! My mom helped me sew up my quilt as well. Adam

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Apex 5.0 quilt
March 15, 7:35am

Re: Gear Hacking Goodness : Duct Tape, Tyvek, Subway bags, and other magical materials
I keep a couple of dog-poo bags in my pack. They can be used as waterproof socks or mitts. I find they're much more durable than Subway bags. I know you probably don't want to hear this...

In Make Your Own Gear » Gear Hacking Goodness : Duct Tape, Tyvek, Subway bags, and other magical materials
March 14, 11:04am

Re: tension and length?
Thread tension is something you have to work out on your own. Just grab a couple scraps of fabric and look up one of the myriad tutorials online. If you have the manual for your machine its probabl...

In Make Your Own Gear » Question about MYOG synthetic quilt construction
March 14, 10:51am

Re: Stuff sacks for sleeping bags
Sorry, double post. Adam

In GEAR » Stuff sacks for sleeping bags
March 14, 2:45am

Re: Stuff sacks for sleeping bags
I just use a pack liner and stuff my quilt loose in the bottom of my pack. Like Ben, I've found that I'm able to pack more efficiently without stuff sacks. In a sense my pack liner acts lik...

In GEAR » Stuff sacks for sleeping bags
March 14, 2:45am

All Reader Reviews by Adam Rothermich

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
Let me just echo everything the previous reviewer said. The fit is great, not tight and not baggy, the sleeves are just the right length, and the pocket is useful. As for the hood, I was a little s...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
February 11, 12:53pm

BPL FireLite Mini Firestarter
I keep this around my neck with some other "just in case" items. I too have a little bit of a hard time getting it to work consistently and use matches as my primary means of fire starting. ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
April 15, 8:57pm

Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
I've been using my GG 1/8" Thinlight both to supplement my GG Nightlight Torso and as a sit pad. Its great with the torso pad to insulate your legs on colder nights. It provides some addi...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
February 21, 10:55am

Petzl e+LITE
Like Craig, I don't use a light that much, mostly just for chores around camp that I can't preform with only moonlight. As such I was tired of lugging around my "heavy" 3 oz PT Auror...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 07, 9:56am

Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper
One more person to note how fragile it seems. I've got a spinnaker tarp and groundsheet, so I was aware how fragile it seemed but I always feel a little wary when I sit this pack down. So far I ha...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 16, 9:16pm

Gossamer Gear
I placed my first order from Gossamer Gear, a Nightlight Torso and Lighten Up! DVD last Wednesday. I received my first order from GG last Saturday. Now that's fast! As for their products, they se...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 06, 8:37am

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
I just received my Nightlight torso and these are merely my initial observations. It is REALLY light, mine weighs 3.6 oz. I bought it to replace an older Thermarest pad that weighed about 26 oz and t...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 06, 8:34am

Lighten Up DVD with Glen Van Peski .
For only $5 this DVD has a lot to offer. I began converting to UL backpacking awhile ago, but reading books and advice on the forums just isn't quite the same as seeing it in action. I'm a v...

In Books and Media
March 05, 1:13pm

Princeton Tech Aurora
I picked up the PT Aurora 4 or so years ago when I was starting to get into backpacking. I looked at a few different headlamps, but at the time this seemed like the best value. Since then it has b...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 30, 1:27pm

Tealight stove Tealight
After not getting great results with other alcohol stoves on my SP 700 I decided to try out the tealight stove. Nothing could be easier to 'make.' Just find an extra tealight laying around th...

In Stoves - Alcohol
January 11, 10:12am