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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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All Forum Posts by Adam Rothermich

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More than minimalist, less than traditional trail runner needed.
My old blue Flyroc 310s are finally shot and I need a new shoe. I've been running in Trail Gloves for the past couple years and have tried hiking in them but my feet get sore in them over 8 mil...

In GEAR » More than minimalist, less than traditional trail runner needed.
February 24, 11:15am

Re: Looking To Get a Quality Down Quilt at a Good Value
I'll concur with everyone else, EE quilts are great. I got a RevelationX last year and its fantastic and much better looking/more functional than my MYOG quilts. I got the wide version and can ...

In GEAR » Looking To Get a Quality Down Quilt at a Good Value
January 23, 12:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Arcteryx warranty success! But looking for some help
Interesting Matt. I really like the Beta LT that's out now but if they're adding pit zips I'll totally be sold. Did he tell you what fabrics the new Beta LT Hybrid uses? The current Bet...

In GEAR » Arcteryx warranty success! But looking for some help
January 22, 12:28pm

Re: Arcteryx warranty success! But looking for some help
Hmm, I think some of your information is off. The Beta LT doesn't have pit zips and weighs 355 grams. There is no Beta LT Hybrid. The Alpha SL is the only hybrid listed on their website and its...

In GEAR » Arcteryx warranty success! But looking for some help
January 21, 10:22am

Re: Sil Duomid color
I've got a yellow pyramid too and have also noticed the bug thing. So much so that I'm probably going to sell it and get something grey. I had a dark green tarp for a long time that was nic...

In GEAR » Sil Duomid color
January 17, 8:24am

Re: Re: Re: Technical Description of Capilene ?
Cap 2, 3, and 4 are all listed as being different weights of Polartec Power Dry on Patagonia's website. So it won't be any different than other garments made of the same fabric. Even the od...

In GEAR » Technical Description of Capilene ?
January 10, 9:34am

I've got the old Cap 2 (don't think it was Power Dry then) and the REI top you mentioned. I like the REI top, especially for the price. The only thing the new Cap 2 has over the REI top is ...

In GEAR » Lightweight Power Dry baselayers?
January 10, 9:21am

Re: First Ascent "Climbing Jeans"...
No experience with the jeans but I like the rest of my EB/First Ascent stuff. I've got a FA Hangfire Hoody that I wear all the time, around town and on the trail. I've also got a pair of FA...

In GEAR » First Ascent "Climbing Jeans"...
January 02, 2:55pm

Re: Sawyer Squeeze mini @ Amazon - $14.99 (next 2 hours only)
Had to pay tax on mine but it was still just $16 and change. Great deal, thanks for the heads-up. I got mine with 13 minutes remaining! I also already have a regular Squeeze. I may pass it on to...

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Squeeze mini @ Amazon - $14.99 (next 2 hours only)
December 20, 10:31am

Re: Occasional two person tent - Stratospire 1 or Double Rainbow?
Cool, thanks for the validation everyone! I knew I could count on you guys to spend my money wisely :D When I think about the times I might use this as a two man tent I'm envisioning taking fr...

In GEAR » Occasional two person tent - Stratospire 1 or Double Rainbow?
December 06, 7:51am

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