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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: Re: Re: Thanks, everyone.
3D foam, e.g. from so, you'de have your CCF, then nylon fabric, then 3D foam doesn't help with grip or anything, but it is a comfortable material. A lot of commercial p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Material to make a backpack hip belt more comfortable?
December 13, 8:25am

Re: Re: Wild
"One thing they made abundantly clear was that nearly every man she encountered was more or less looking for sex." and, what's your point? have you seen nature shows where male ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
December 13, 8:00am

Re: Public Service
cats clawing people

In Chaff » Public Service
December 12, 10:05pm

Re: Crom!
"See, the REAL trick is to know how to create a blade from found materials. Then you can build a shelter..." ...then you can refine sand into semiconductor and make a computer...

In Chaff » hatchet vs large survival knife?
December 12, 7:03pm

Re: Question on the Triangles
from MLD website, trailstar has each of the 5 sides is 7' 2" = 86 inches wide it says to use trekking pole for center pole. That would be 145 cm = 57 inches. If you look at one si...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Pentagon tarp (poor man's trailstar)
December 12, 3:53pm

Re: Re: Re: US bumper sticker
I was just looking at globe next to me I'de say it's more like the Indian Ocean halfway bewteen Australia and Africa I said Australia because there are Australia people on this websit...

In Chaff » US Bumper Sticker
December 12, 1:27pm

Re: US bumper sticker
No, Australia is holding us up

In Chaff » US Bumper Sticker
December 12, 11:10am

Re: In or Out?
All of our outdoor cats have been eaten by Coyote or hit by cars It is weird how a cat can be friendly one moment and then bite or scratch you the next. Then I'm fearful it will do it aga...

In Chaff » Public Service
December 12, 11:09am

Re: Re: what do you even use a knife for?
"David- you've gleaned by now that most BPL members are allergic to weight." I use Leatherman Micra. 1.7 ounces. Includes scissors, screwdrivers,... I use it occasionally. Th...

In Chaff » hatchet vs large survival knife?
December 12, 11:05am

Re: Re: Recommendations for external battery capacity for two on the PCT?
yeah, it's not the capacity of the batteries that's of interest it's how many watt hours per day that the devices consume you could use your device at home in the same manner you&...

In GEAR » Recommendations for external battery capacity for two on the PCT?
December 12, 10:58am

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