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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: Bundy......A True American Hero?
That is weird, and arbitrary that so much land in the West is federally owned. Of course, most of it is arid and not real valuable. If some of it was sold, I hope it would be done at a fair p...

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 19, 2:02pm

Re: Snug Up Windscreen to 1/4" Tests
Water that is colder will lose less heat due to evaporation. And other effects. If you start with colder water, you will get higher efficiency. But, probably negligible.

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 19, 1:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Dirtier water boil longer
I think clear and fast flowing is correlated with few parasites. If you did a survey of many water sources, those that were clear and fast flowing would be more likely to be on some mountain, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 19, 1:53pm

"Your argument is invalid, old and worn out. Get a new one..." https://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0619.html#article All the 22 Southern Senators voted against th...

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 19, 8:18am

Re: RE:
Many of those cheap Chinese scales at amazon.com under $10 search for digital scale e.g. http://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-Scales-AWS-600-BLK-Nutrition/dp/B000O37TDO/ref=sr_1_29?ie=UTF8&am...

In GEAR » I've crossed over the river to a new level of gearhead status
April 18, 9:16pm

Re: Re: Re: What party are the real racists?
It's not that the GOP and Dems have traded places It's that the southern senators that were Democratic switched to Republican after the Civil Rights Bills were passed LBJ said that th...

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 18, 5:45pm

Re: Re: Yes, you can break a Lexan spoon
Sea to Summit anodized aluminum spoon - 0.3 oz after you cut the handle off a little I cut the handle so it fits into 900 ml Ti pot, not really to save weight With small object, like spoon, d...

In GEAR » Yes, you can break a Lexan spoon
April 18, 5:19pm

Re: Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
I measured again on a clear night. I had a layer of fleece with on top of it - foil, aluminized sil, aluminized Cuben, or eVent. I assume the foil has an emissivity of zero and the eVent is 0.9...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
April 18, 11:18am

Re: Re: Re: Random thoughts on Mortality and iPhones
I have a "flip phone". It also does analog which isn't useful anymore. I've recently noticed jokes about people with "flip phones" - dinosaur relics My phone was ...

In Chaff » Random thoughts on Mortality and iPhones
April 18, 10:39am

Re: A couple of thoughts...
Sawyer Squeeze is 3 ounces If you're 7 days or less you don't need to backwash - make sure and backwash a few days before your trip and run some clear water through it to make sure it...

In Gear Lists » Suggestions on how I can lighten my pack further
April 18, 10:35am

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