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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: Repairing Seam Tape on a Rain Jacket
Can you just remove the seam tape? Or, just where it's loose? Seam grip over the exposed seams, and over any tape that's still there. Dry overnight. Then, you have to coat with a ...

In GEAR » Repairing Seam Tape on a Rain Jacket
May 14, 9:49am

oregon and washington
I've run into black bears 6 times in oregon and washington 1 time - bear didn't see me 3 times - bear ran away as soon as it saw me 1 time - I was sleeping, bear tracks nearby, I never...

In GEAR » Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
May 14, 8:25am

Re: Priorities
That would be about $300K per person. But it's over 40 years, so that would be $7000 per year. If you lost ability to hunt or something it would be a bad trade.

In Chaff » Priorities
May 13, 8:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you ever use a hip belt?
sternum strap over clavicle? that makes only a little less sense than hip belt over the clavicle would be like right at my neck, just below adam's apple. That sounds very uncomfortable ...

In GEAR » Do you ever use a hip belt?
May 13, 8:40pm

Re: Re: Do you ever use a hip belt?
hip belt over clavicles? sternum strap over clavicles? aren't shoulder straps always over clavicles?

In GEAR » Do you ever use a hip belt?
May 13, 6:15pm

Re: Yellowstone Area
I did a backpack long ago and camped at my own private geyser field. It was sort of neat. Especially because it's unusual compared to other hikes I've done. And normal Yellowstone geyser...

In Pre-Trip Planning » First trip out west
May 13, 9:30am

Re: Do you ever use a hip belt?
Hip belt good especially when weight gets above 15 or 20 pounds. I always use it. Some packs have more comfortable. Never use sternum strap. I don't want a strap across chest inhibiting b...

In GEAR » Do you ever use a hip belt?
May 13, 9:25am

Re: Re: Re: Experiments in ultralight solar
I have noticed that some devices pull as much current as possible until the voltage goes down to 4.8 volts (or so). Like, I have a USB power supply that charges like this. After it gets charged...

In Make Your Own Gear » Experiments in ultralight solar
May 13, 8:26am

Re: Experiments in ultralight solar
what's the USB module? do you buy it or does it come with solar panels?

In Make Your Own Gear » Experiments in ultralight solar
May 12, 6:52pm

Re: quilt rated 50.
if the lows were 25 F and you wore a down jacket, I think a 40 F quilt would be fine. 50 F quilt would be pushing it. If "sleep warm" means you need less insulation than the average per...

In GEAR » quilt rated 50.
May 12, 5:10pm

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