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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: sil recoating
It will be a good experiment I coated my silnylon pack a couple years ago and used it many nights and it's still waterproof. But that's different because the fabric was silicone coate...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sillistics
September 05, 10:24am

Re: Re: Re: Right winged
Doug, Doug, Doug,... "Because we all know there are no rich left wingers who buy our government to get laws that favor them" Look at the percent of total wealth - it is flowing to w...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
September 05, 10:16am

Re: Right winged
The "right wingers" that have bought our government are people like the Koch brothers who own oil companies, Sheldon Addleson who owns Casinos around the world, the Walton family that own...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
September 05, 9:32am

Re: Spending?
Stimulous handouts - one time expense, relatively small compared to other budget breakers. Don't make me break out that chart with the numbers on it that Michael Lang doesn't like : ) ...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
September 05, 9:18am

Re: Sillistics
That's a great idea I wonder what would happen with 0.65 oz nylon? I've recoated silnylon of bivy bottom - both inside and outside. The recoated silnylon on the bottom outside starte...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sillistics
September 05, 8:58am

Re: Re: Romney/Ryan 2012
But you're blaming the wrong person The debt was mostly run up by Republicans The debt Obama has run up is almost entirely from programs started by Republicans that Obama has tried to sto...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
September 04, 11:58pm

Re: Re: Long Term
Nice to be back to chaff after a few days of hiking : ) "In reality, the 'residence time' of co2 in the atmosphere is less than 10 years." Maybe it takes 10 years for a pl...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
September 04, 4:39pm

Re: Socialism
Doug Do you really think that most liberals in the U.S. want a soviet-style communism where money is divided evenly regardless of effort or contribution? That's crazy! That's like sayi...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
September 04, 3:04pm

Re: Internal Frame for Pyramid
I've done 2 pole A-frame If there are sleeves, and the wind wants to blow the tent around, there's less flapping when the pole is in a sleeve. You could use Easton Poles - like from p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Internal Frame for Pyramid
September 04, 2:38pm

Re: My first tarp
Nice job - you are now hooked an MYOG I think that general "half pyramid" design makes the best solo tent - after years of research. You have no peak reinforcement? Maybe with a tr...

In Make Your Own Gear » My first tarp
September 04, 2:23pm

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