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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: bicycle spokes
bicycle spoke stakes? Hmmm... interesting... 2 mm diameter - pretty thin - I wonder how they hold up when you pound them in? the top is bent over so maybe loop won't come off

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » favorite stakes
June 27, 4:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Baselayer question: How tight is too tight?
My wife has swollen ankles. She wears compression socks sometimes to keep fluid from pooling. But the compression is very tight. Hard to get on. I don't think your base layers are enough to...

In GEAR » Baselayer question: How tight is too tight?
June 27, 4:39pm

Re: Re: Like REI for independent gear - Boilerwerks, Suluk46, Enlightened Equipment
one other thing as long as I'm complaining about LED headlamps one thing I hate is the "low" setting isn't low enough. For inside my tent, I need little light. A "low&qu...

In On the Web » Like REI for independent gear - Boilerwerks, Suluk46, Enlightened Equipment
June 27, 12:06pm

Re: re: jerry
I agree that data isn't perfect New plants entering service in 2016 probably isn't bad, because we're talking about energy lifestyle choices (which will affect what plants to build) ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
June 27, 11:59am

Re: my little contribution
"My personal soapbox: the sooner we run out of oil (in the world) the better. Gas will get more expensive, cars will get smaller, public transportation will get better." One problem wi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
June 27, 11:13am

Re: Like REI for independent gear - Boilerwerks, Suluk46, Enlightened Equipment
ahhh... I found something to click on to get specs - I thought that was the "order" link maybe it should say "specs" to be more obvious?

In On the Web » Like REI for independent gear - Boilerwerks, Suluk46, Enlightened Equipment
June 27, 10:51am

Re: Re: non-toxic bug juice ???
if the DEET melted your lens cap, maybe the solution is to put the DEET bottle in a plastic bag. I melted something, then started putting my DEET bottle in a zip top freezer bag and haven't ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » bug juice
June 27, 10:47am

Re: Re: Re: Like REI for independent gear - Boilerwerks, Suluk46, Enlightened Equipment
How many hours does the light last at what Lumen level? (of course, these are criticisms of your website that it doesn't have these basic specs - people will look at site, not see specs, and...

In On the Web » Like REI for independent gear - Boilerwerks, Suluk46, Enlightened Equipment
June 27, 10:36am

Re: Re: Re: Like REI for independent gear - Boilerwerks, Suluk46, Enlightened Equipment
That's good. Probably lower weight than any other LED headlamp that has decent light. flashlights with replaceable batteries have this problem, that after you use them, the batteries are pa...

In On the Web » Like REI for independent gear - Boilerwerks, Suluk46, Enlightened Equipment
June 27, 10:34am

Re: Re: Hillary says she wants quite a Weiner.
You know Weiner's wife works for Hillary It's funny how Weiner says things that he thinks are innocuous, but are ridiculous to most other people, like when asked if that was a pictur...

In Chaff » Hillary says she wants a quite Weiner.
June 27, 10:02am

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