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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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StateKS

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All Forum Posts by Adam Rothermich

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Re: What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
Someone mentioned their Mora knife. I'd have to agree and even though I don't bring it on every trip, any time I have a chance to use it I feel a little bit manlier. The two pieces of ge...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
March 17, 11:45am

Re: Minimalist/barefoot shoes and gaiters
I have a pair of Dirty Girl gaiters which do as your friend suggests and uses a piece of velcro on the heel instead of a string/strap under the foot. I haven't tried using them with my Trail Gl...

In GEAR » Minimalist/barefoot shoes and gaiters
March 17, 4:51am

Re: yardage and more sources
I made my Apex quilt with 2 yards of fabric. I sleep on my side so even though I'm 6' tall I've got plenty of coverage to cinch it closed over my shoulders. If I were any taller or slep...

In Make Your Own Gear » let's make a hot weather quilt.. cotton, fleece?
March 13, 6:54am

Re: Delmar's X
Cool, I like it! I tried the inverting method last night and even though it worked it was still a pain in the butt. I'll give the "Delmar X" a go, it sounds much easier. Did you tr...

In GEAR » First impression: MSR Hubba Hubba NX
March 13, 6:49am

Re: Did
No I didn't trying doing it upside down. I watched the video you found, that guy makes it look so easy! Like you say though, you'll get the inside of the fly wet doing it that way. Adam

In GEAR » First impression: MSR Hubba Hubba NX
March 12, 1:49pm

Re: question
It might be possible to put up the fly first then attach the inner. I'll give it a shot when I get some free time but I imagine it will be a little difficult and not particularly practical. ...

In GEAR » First impression: MSR Hubba Hubba NX
March 12, 12:29pm

Re: Re: Re: let's make a hot weather quilt.. cotton, fleece?
What temperature range are you wanting to use it for? That might help clear up some confusion. Adam

In Make Your Own Gear » let's make a hot weather quilt.. cotton, fleece?
March 12, 9:50am

Re: let's make a hot weather quilt.. cotton, fleece?
Yep, the 2.5oz Apex quilt I made is good (for me) into the 40's, weighs 16.5oz, and packs much, much smaller than a fleece blanket. I just used 1.1oz ripstop nylon so you could save a little we...

In Make Your Own Gear » let's make a hot weather quilt.. cotton, fleece?
March 12, 9:38am

First impression: MSR Hubba Hubba NX
I recently picked up the new Hubba Hubba NX from MSR. Its a "two person" backpacking tent that I plan to use when I take my corgi backpacking or to loan out to friends who are less amenab...

In GEAR » First impression: MSR Hubba Hubba NX
March 12, 8:59am

Re: Re: Re: More than minimalist, less than traditional trail runner needed.
In case anyone was waiting on a resolution, I ended up going with the new Merrell All Out Rush. 6mm drop, 16mm cushion, and 5mm lugs. I haven't weighed them yet but they are on the heavier side...

In GEAR » More than minimalist, less than traditional trail runner needed.
March 12, 8:05am

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