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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: Re: Compact camera recommendation
If only I could afford the RX100! The X10 is looks nice too but is still out of my price range. I'll look into the S100 a little more but there's little things about the LX5 that are really...

In Photography » Compact camera recommendation
March 01, 3:42pm

Re: Snow Peak Mini Solo vs. Trek 700
I've got a SP 700 but could definitely get by with something smaller. I only boil water for single serve meals and don't drink hot drinks so a 500mL mug would probably be fine for my needs....

In GEAR » Snow Peak Mini Solo vs. Trek 700
March 01, 12:23pm

Compact camera recommendation
I'm looking to get something to take in place of my D300 when photography isn't the goal of a trip. I'm looking to keep it pretty cheap ($250 or less, used is ok) and am leaning towards...

In Photography » Compact camera recommendation
March 01, 11:48am

Re: good hiking gps under $150
I got all the maps for my eTrex 20 from GPSFileDepot. The topos and trails for Missouri and Kansas have been accurate for me and are very small. Adam

In GEAR » good hiking gps under $150
March 01, 10:10am

Re: good hiking gps under $150
I've got an eTrex 20 that I like. I use it mostly for marking downed trees and other things for trail maintenance. I personally don't like touchscreens so I steered away from the Dakota ser...

In GEAR » good hiking gps under $150
February 28, 2:01pm

Another Borah Gear Stealth first impression
I just got my pack today. I got mine in Dyneema X but opted for the Large torso. I had John make a few modifications to it that have apparently become a new model! I had a few inches added to th...

In GEAR » Another Borah Gear Stealth first impression
February 27, 7:26pm

Re: External Frame Packs?
I've used an external frame rigged to carry a chainsaw, it works great for that. It carries the weight about as well as you could hope for (still feels heavy though...) but the biggest drawback...

In GEAR » External Frame Packs?
February 25, 1:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Borah Gear Stealth?
I'm hoping the pack shows up today or tomorrow. We got quite a bit of snow dumped on us last week which delayed post office deliveries. Supposed to get a bunch more starting tonight so hopefull...

In GEAR » Borah Gear Stealth?
February 25, 10:27am

Re: Favorite Tarp Pitch?
My 8x10 is a cat tarp so A-frame is about the only thing it does well. My 5x8 tarp is flat though and I like to pitch it as a half pyramid. It takes less poles and stakes than an A-frame pitch so i...

In GEAR » Favorite Tarp Pitch?
February 25, 7:08am

Re: How to make my cookset better?
Check out Opinel knives. They fit your price point and have a bunch of different sizes so there's probably one that will fit your needs. Plus the carbon blade should be able to make sparks with...

In GEAR » How to make my cookset better?
February 24, 9:45am

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