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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: Argon silnylon - Detailed Analysis Report
It may work fine if you don't touch the inside, in which case fluid will wick through Set up your fabric outside. Have an area underneath it with something you can tell if it gets wet. Wai...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 15, 11:13am

Re: Re: Lacing suggestions
Maybe shoes aren't wide enough? If the gap wasn't so wide, the tongue would completely span the gap. I have that problem with some shoes. More aesthetic than anything.

In Philosophy & Technique » Shoe lacing anomaly?
April 15, 11:09am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Wrong fin design
I have one layer of metal which is both fins and windscreen. For alcohol, the flame is further below pot so you'de probably have to do something different. It's a bit of a compromise as...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 15, 8:21am

Re: Solo
#1 I occasionally go with someone else, but solo, I don't have to wait for anyone or be waited for, have to do something I don't want to do just to be cooperative.

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
April 15, 8:06am

Re: Lunar Eclipse Tonight
I'll ask Barry if I can get the evening off : )

In Other Activities » Lunar Eclipse Tonight
April 14, 10:11pm

Re: all you need to know
What's wrong with wanting to increase cost of their competition? Then they'll also be able to make more if their wage is anywhere close to minimum. And you're generalizing if you...

In Chaff » ah, pesky government regulations strangling small business!
April 14, 9:59pm

Re: 3 ounce per garment
I use maybe 3 ounces total for boots and gaiters, once a year, so that's 8 years. If I also did pants, it would be only 4 years. But, not that many ticks here.

In GEAR » Permethrin tick repellent for clothing
April 14, 6:33pm

Re: Re: Permethrin tick repellent for clothing
I got a bottle of Sawyer. Maybe spray my gaiters and boots once a year. Maybe my pants. After a few years most of the bottle is left. I should probably get rid of it because it becomes ineffect...

In GEAR » Permethrin tick repellent for clothing
April 14, 6:00pm

Re: Re: CEPR
Okay, a couple CEPR articles that say minimum wage doesn't have a negative effect on the economy: http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/cepr-blog/the-minimum-wage-and-economic-growth Minim...

In Chaff » ah, pesky government regulations strangling small business!
April 14, 5:36pm

ahhh... it's a progressive think tank... I thought so : ) it does seem to ojectively look at data rather than just have some opinion and find studies to support it

In Chaff » ah, pesky government regulations strangling small business!
April 14, 5:03pm

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