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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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Occasional two person tent - Stratospire 1 or Double Rainbow?
I'm in need of a tent that will fit me and my new hiking companion, a Corgi named Max. I've currently got a Bearpaw Luna 2 but I'm not in love with it and want something that affords bu...

In GEAR » Occasional two person tent - Stratospire 1 or Double Rainbow?
December 05, 3:34pm

Re: Thru Hiker Kinsman Liner Question
I've got an old Kinsman from back when it was only offered in 1.1oz ripstop. Its about the lowest performance fabric you can use and I've never had any problems with it. Personally I only u...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thru Hiker Kinsman Liner Question
November 08, 9:46am

Re: What's Your Favorite Piece of Gear?
Based on how long I've used it, my Snow Peak 700 mug would seem to be my favorite piece of gear. It was one of the first "ultralight" items I got and although I've experimented wi...

In GEAR » What's Your Favorite Piece of Gear?
October 31, 11:04am

Re: Thanks!
Check out the Melanzana Hard Face vest. I've got one and its great. The face fabric is smooth so it layers nicely and blocks wind a little better than regular fleece. Its also got some good str...

In GEAR » Synthetic Vest w/ 60g/m2 Primaloft One or similar: Best Option?
October 30, 4:48pm

Re: Tapered Micro Grid Pullover Sans Hood
The new Capilene 4 comes in zip-neck and crew versions and is a very trim fit (its intended as a baselayer). It seems to have very favorable reviews and I'm probably going to pick up the hoody ...

In GEAR » Tapered Micro Grid Pullover Sans Hood
October 25, 8:06am

Re: Ozark Trail suggestions
Like a couple others have mentioned, the Taum Sauk section from Hwy A to Hwy 21 is the most scenic and rugged. Mark mentioned most of the points of interest. Another favorite section of mine is...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ozark Trail suggestions
October 12, 9:22am

Re: Re: park closures... insanity... time for civil disobediance?
National Forests are open for recreation as far as I'm aware. Adam

In Pre-Trip Planning » park closures... insanity... time for civil disobediance?
October 09, 12:59pm

Re: Is backpacking only for the young!
I'm 26 and its like pulling teeth to get anyone my age to go backpacking with me. Most of them don't backpack in the first place, my "outdoorsy" friends are all into the "exc...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is backpacking only for the young!
October 02, 3:51pm

Re: National Forests?
Our contact with the Forest Service said recreational use was ok but we couldn't do any volunteer trail building or maintenance on Forest Service land while the shutdown was in effect. Adam

In Pre-Trip Planning » Do I need a Wilderness permit to get on the JMT during the Government Shutdown?
October 01, 5:30pm

Re: Do I need a Wilderness permit to get on the JMT during the Government Shutdown?
Here's the official contingency plan Day use visitors are being asked to leave the parks immediately. People already camping are being asked to leave within 48 hours. It doesn't say what...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Do I need a Wilderness permit to get on the JMT during the Government Shutdown?
October 01, 2:42pm

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