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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.
Cityportland
Stateoregon
Countryusa

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ahhh... you said minimum temp is 0 to 12 - so assume 0? 0 degree bag may be good to 0 wearing a base layer. A base layer is going to provide very little warmth regardless of what type, so it...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Layering questions for winter hiking at altitudes above 9,500ft
October 05, 11:09pm

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Yeah, not totally accurate. I usually allow it'll be 10 degrees colder. Sometimes you get inversions where it actually gets warmer with altitude, so the 3.5 or 5 degree per 1000 foot is jus...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Layering questions for winter hiking at altitudes above 9,500ft
October 05, 10:39pm

Re: Layering questions for winter hiking at altitudes above 9,500ft
Use NOAA point forecast http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Portland&state=OR&site=PQR&textField1=45.447&textField2=-122.767 You can scroll aroundon the map at righ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Layering questions for winter hiking at altitudes above 9,500ft
October 05, 9:32pm

Re: Re: Re: supplex
same as Roger - make my own supplex shirt - fairly durable but I don't do crazy bushwacking I wouldn't consider it a windshirt, just a shirt, or maybe that's all a windshirt is : ) ...

In GEAR » durable bushwacking windshirt
October 05, 7:58am

Re: Re: Reliability
I've bought some cheap electronics from China Had reliability problems and it takes a long time for shipping If it's cheap enough, like $10, I don't care, just throw it out If ...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
October 05, 7:52am

Re: Re: Re: emergency socks
yeah, frozen boots are a problem. Make sure and open them as wide as possible the night before so you can get your foot into them when they're frozen the next morning.

In Make Your Own Gear » emergency socks
October 05, 7:46am

Re: Side (Pack) Pockets
I don't see why you would ruin a perfectly good pack by putting side pockets on it : ) Water is best put inside where it will stay cool better. Other things that I would want while hiking...

In GEAR » Side (Pack) Pockets
October 05, 7:43am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: re
yeah, too bad you removed your post Craig reality is maybe some muddling and some of whatever Craig said : ) $13.75 and hour - pretty close to Seattle's $15 an hour minimum wage

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
October 04, 11:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Luci
One thing a Luci (or similar) is good for is set it where the solar panel gets light, even room light, if the power goes out you've got light.

In GEAR » Inflatable/collapsible solar carged light
October 03, 5:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: re
that is very insightful! not that there aren't sometimes conspiracies or whatever...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
October 03, 2:48pm

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