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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: Android + Backcountry Navigator vs Garmin GPS devices.
I don't think an etrex has the best reception a 60 or 62 is better - better antenae and better electronics I think DeLorme also has some better units Very rarely I'll lose signal f...

In GEAR » Android + Backcountry Navigator vs Garmin GPS devices.
December 26, 4:43pm

Re: Android + Backcountry Navigator vs Garmin GPS devices.
GPS doesn't work so good in steep canyon areas or under forests (not problem at Joshua) GPS can lead you over the coast range in winter and get you stuck in the snow - not Joshua Tree rel...

In GEAR » Android + Backcountry Navigator vs Garmin GPS devices.
December 26, 3:25pm

Re: Sleeping mat durability
I used a Prolite (the one that weighs 16 ounces) for about a year - about 70 nights. Then it started delaminating - a bubble several inches around appeared and gradually got bigger. So I returned...

In GEAR » Long term durability of inflatable pads?
December 26, 7:42am

Re: Is Gutterman theread necessary?
I've been using the crummy fabric store Gutterman for years I've probably used 6 spools of 1000 meters each I've used it for tents, clothes, packs,... I have noticed the thread...

In Make Your Own Gear » Is Gutterman thread necessary?
December 25, 11:52pm

Re: Guadalupe Mountains There Weren't (aka How We Went to Lost Maples Instead)
That's weird about Squeeze I swing it vigorously at arm's length a few times and all the water comes out The water flows back the way it came initially No water drips through the f...

In Post-Trip Reports » Guadalupe Mountains There Weren't (aka How We Went to Lost Maples Instead)
December 25, 8:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Newtown
Ahhhh... it's good to have Nick back We are in a period with gradually less socialism - Clinton ended "welfare as we know it", Medicade is less and less over time, there is Obama c...

In Chaff » Newtown
December 25, 11:34am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Newtown
"But collectivism/socialism is the virus that ails us. We have lost our way and misplaced our moral compasses. The loss of individual rights and the lack of personal responsibility is the corr...

In Chaff » Newtown
December 25, 10:04am

Re: shell material
I use 4 ounce Apex bag and 4 ounce Apex vest down to maybe 20 F. I you had 5 ounce bag and 5 ounce jacket/pants you might be okay down to zero If you have a bag with more than 5 ounce, then it ...

In Make Your Own Gear » cost of a MYOG sleeping bag
December 24, 1:26pm

Re: Bivy for solo backpacking in winter?
If your sleeping system is just barely warm enough for the temperature then sleeping in a tent is better especially if there are clear nights. If you have lots of warmth, no tent and watch stars.

In GEAR » Bivy for solo backpacking in winter?
December 19, 12:01pm

Re: Newtown
I keep saying to myself to quit posting and go on a hike or whatever, but On PBS someone pointed out that the mother that was killed had 6 guns The solution to the problem is not for people t...

In Chaff » Newtown
December 18, 8:43pm

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