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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: Thankyou
with butane on canister stove I can boil 2 cups of water with maybe 1/4 ounce = 7 grams of fuel and 3 minutes. 5 minutes and it'll take a little less fuel. If you could get close to that wi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Candle Stoves
February 26, 9:37am

Re: Re: Re: Re: How the Sun's variation affects Earth's climates
"Like all of climate science, there are large uncertainties" That I'll agree with : ) Good correlation between yellow and blue lines. Affect of increased CO2 is maybe the last ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
February 26, 9:15am

Re: Andy Goldsworthy
"when I make a work, I like to take it to the edge of collapse" I too like to make stuff, and then destroy it spectacularly : ) Or maybe I'm taking the wrong thing from this...

In Chaff » Andy Goldsworthy
February 25, 7:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: El Ninos vs La Ninas indicate cooling of Pacific ocean
So when logic fails you accuse me of not being able to read and think? And if I point out the error of your ways you "can't be bothered to repeat yourself"? When you didn't sa...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
February 25, 4:08pm

Ronson fuel canisters
Ronson fuel canisters are 2.75 ounces of iso-butane - might be a good size for lightweight backpacking After years, I finally emptied a canister so I tried removing that plastic piece: Bo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ronson fuel canisters
February 25, 2:50pm

Re: could this vapour mesh actually do something ?
That makes sense it would be faster, as you hypothesized The question though, is will it work at a colder temperature, but that's pretty unrelated. If it evaporates faster, it will get more...

In GEAR » has anyone tested the new Primus winter gas?
February 25, 2:33pm

Re: Re: Accurate Temperatures with IR
"How research really works: you get an idea, do an experiment, and write it up. Then you read what you have written, sigh, and go and do all the experimental work again, this time a bit better...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 5: Infra-Red testing
February 25, 2:30pm

Re: Re: Re: El Ninos vs La Ninas indicate cooling of Pacific ocean
More confusing - another plot The green must be the same as the light blue on your first plot "NOAA CPC:ONI" except at a finer scale The red isn't from that plot. Maybe the thi...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
February 25, 1:40pm

Re: El Ninos vs La Ninas indicate cooling of Pacific ocean
"So why does it happen every 4 years or so, and why is every 3rd one a big one? The big ones tend to start at around the lowest point in the solar cycle, when there is less energy being pushed...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
February 25, 10:26am

Re: Is education the answer
Good article Eric So, Krugman says "all the big gains are going to a tiny group of individuals holding strategic positions in corporate suites or astride the crossroads of finance." ...

In Chaff » The "White Noise" of news and being informed
February 25, 8:55am

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