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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: measuring USB power bank capacity
Since the USB voltage is a constant 5 volts (+- 0.25) it doesn't matter whether you talk about amp-hour or watt-hour, although the +- 0.25 makes a small difference. I wonder if devices being c...

In GEAR » measuring USB power bank capacity
March 25, 9:20pm

Re: Re: Peanuts
If I complained about people correcting others for usage of the non-word "irregardless", that would be just as bad as those people correcting for usage of the non-word "irregardless&...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 25, 9:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Peanuts
oh, wait a second, this isn't chaff, I was being overly provacative : ) The water rights law were created when there wasn't a shortage like we're having currently A property owner...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 25, 8:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Peanuts
according to the google, agriculture uses 4 times as much water as urban

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 25, 8:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Peanuts
huge +1 that irregardless isn't a word? (I hate people that correct others for using that non-word - it's a word now) the way water rights are assigned is weird - highest rights per...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 25, 8:29pm

Re: scientifically proven?
there were some links in that other thread, for example http://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/science/cold_acclimation_human.php or http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/cas...

In Philosophy & Technique » Cold acclimation/adaptation - good or bad?
March 25, 8:21pm

Re: Re: Saving Water in a Drought
I was driving I-5 north of Sacramento, noticed a lot of drip irrigation in farms

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 25, 8:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Wind shirts in use
"You would have to make a robe out of M50 to = 5oz" Maybe a little less than that - it was a jacket - hood, zipper, pockets, lining on hood and shoulders,...

In Multiple Use Gear » My "wind shirt" rant...
March 25, 6:28pm

Re: Wind shirts in use
I made an M50 rain jacket - essentially the same as a windshirt - maybe 5 ounces because it's longer and bigger around Walking around Mt Hood last year it was pretty good. Weather report sa...

In Multiple Use Gear » My "wind shirt" rant...
March 25, 6:14pm

Re: Habit
"If it is yellow, let it be mellow. If it is brown, flush it down." or - if it's yellow, let it mellow, if it's brown, flush it down kind of rolls off the tongue a bit bette...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 25, 5:28pm

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