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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: Pre-Made Meals 101 - Newbie
I like Mary Jane's Farm. I'm thinking about trying something from Pack It Gourmet the next time I need meals though. I don't like Mountain House, I've seen the "cheese"...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Pre-Made Meals 101 - Newbie
March 13, 2:57pm

Re: Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!!
Right now most my backpacking and camping stuff takes up one half of the closet in our apartment's second bedroom. My wife's crafting stuff and decorations are in the other half. Sleeping p...

In GEAR » Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!!
March 12, 1:37pm

Re: Re: Dyneema
Thanks Nick. I might have to find a buckle and give this a try, I've got about 15' of Gossamer Gear guyline that I could use for it. I think I've got an old sternum strap somewhere that...

In Make Your Own Gear » Survival bacelet? How about a campers bracelet?
March 07, 11:00am

Re: Survival bacelet? How about a campers bracelet?
I'm curious how long it normally takes to make one of these. I was pretty good at knots and lashing in scouts but have never done any braiding/weaving. A paracord bracelet isn't very appeal...

In Make Your Own Gear » Survival bacelet? How about a campers bracelet?
March 07, 9:47am

Re: Re: stabilizing insulation
I wasn't aware of the newspaper trick when I made my wife a sleeping bag with Apex. What I ended up doing was the duvet method and then stabilized the insulation Ray-way style with loops of hea...

In Make Your Own Gear » Question about MYOG synthetic quilt construction
March 06, 6:17am

Re: Re: Christmas Tree
I just got mine, all black. I'm finding all kinds of things that need clips now. I planned on using one for my bear bag but now I'm going to use another for hanging the bag for my Sawyer in...

In Gear Deals » Mini Biners 10Pack $10.00
March 04, 8:25pm

Re: What are your guidelines for buying gear?
I have a weakness for jackets and tops. I try never to have more than one of the same thing but its amazing how specific some of my categories are; for example there's a difference between a pu...

In Philosophy & Technique » What are your guidelines for buying gear?
March 04, 4:57pm

Re: Re: Womanhood
I would have to hike solo if I wore a kilt! Its hard enough for me to find other people to hike with much less if I wore something like that. They already think I'm a little off my rocker with ...

In GEAR » Zpack Cloud Kilt Issues?
March 04, 3:25pm

Re: Re: Re: wat?
Actually, I just bought the MSR folding spoon to replace my SP spork and its 4 grams lighter plus its a couple inches longer when unfolded. I shortened a couple of toothbrushes in my early days ...

In Philosophy & Technique » How do I shorten my spoon and toothbrush?
March 04, 8:48am

Re: Re: Re: Macgyver Moment
I've got another hammock strap improv story. A guy I was hiking with forgot his straps and didn't find out until we were making camp. The only spare rope anyone had was my little tarp guyli...

In GEAR » Macgyver Moment
March 02, 2:58pm

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