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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: The Carbon Flame War
okay, that ends the subject well, we got to 167 pages...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
August 23, 4:03pm

Re: nice photos
45th district of Georgia flag? Jimmy was state senator from the 45th district? I think Hillary would make a fine president. The deal with the emails is just a political witch hunt. Republic...

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
August 23, 4:02pm

Re: "Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!"
people keep arguing the truth of Trump's comments, but that's not the point when polled, people say they'll vote for him based on what he's said. That's the beginning and en...

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
August 23, 1:39pm

Re: Trump Is NOT a Progressive Republican.
Trump did not go bankrupt, but a business he controlled did. If Trump was president, maybe he could bankrupt away the national debt. Maybe bankrupt away just the debt owned to the Chinese, his ne...

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
August 23, 8:33am

Re: Bivy/tarp user
Same here, I cowboy camp when possible, about 50% of the time. Bivy good for that. Occasionally I have to quickly get up at night and put my tarp up.

In GEAR » Tarp and Bivy Users (Past and Present)
August 22, 8:42pm

Re: Trump
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/heres-donald-trumps-net-worth-105900147.html change in net worth since 1988 for Trump and a bunch of other wealthy people Trump - 300% increase but S&P500...

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
August 22, 8:18pm

Re: Trump
but his poll numbers went up so it's okay

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
August 22, 3:47pm

Re: "Diamox vs Ibprofin for AMS?"
Pharmaceutical companies do great things. We just need to change the rules so they don't make such huge profits, and the profits should be based on improving health. Currently, the busi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diamox vs Ibprofin for AMS?
August 22, 3:46pm

Re: asymmetrical mid
I've made a number of tents from cheap 2nds sill which is worse. Sure, maybe it "mists" a little but it's never bothered me. In a heavy rain, I'll feel a little, but I don&#...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified A-Frame tarp, fully enclosed
August 22, 1:43pm

Re: The Carbon Flame War
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0107491 peer reviewed study windmills kill a small number of birds compared to other human causes windmills kill between 21...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
August 22, 12:25pm

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