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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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Acclimitization to cold
Anyone have any experience acclimitization to cold to reduce the amount of insulation required to stay warm? for example: http://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/science/cold_accl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Acclimitization to cold
October 19, 10:51am

Re: Best way to clean / disinfect your Platypus
My Platypi get discolored after a few years. And maybe micro cracks or delamination of outer layer at the edges. I think the plastic just gets old at some point.

In GEAR » Best way to clean / disinfect your Platypus
October 19, 9:12am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Supplex Mountain Shirt
4 ply supplex at owfinc.com is 4.4 oz/yd2 2 ply is 3.4 oz/yd2 maybe you made yours with heavier supplex? maybe Roger's is shorter or smaller around I tend to make mine baggy, but th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Supplex Mountain Shirt
October 19, 9:04am

Re: Re: Re: Fabric for a MYOG innertent
With nylon that light weight it tends to be sort of transparent. Maybe the brown is light enough? Maybe ask them? Everyone has 1.1 oz nylon, for example questoutfitters.com or ripstopbytheroll...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric for a MYOG innertent
October 19, 8:55am

Re: Out of stock
especially because lightweight backpacking equipment is such a niche market no way they could ever pay for brick and mortar stores even an established store like REI has a hard time stocking ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GoLite news
October 18, 9:02pm

Re: photo of the LiteMax
To insert an image, click "Insert Image at Cursor", click "browse", select the file, insert a description, click "upload image" red line points to o ring jus...

In GEAR » Snow Peak LiteMax stove malfunction? or was it the canister's fault? or maybe just my own stupidity?
October 18, 8:54pm

Re: Open flame
at least don't have open flame in enclosed space

In GEAR » Snow Peak LiteMax stove malfunction? or was it the canister's fault? or maybe just my own stupidity?
October 18, 2:57pm

Re: Fabric for a MYOG innertent
Dutchgear Argon 67 is fairly cheap, as light weight as anything else http://dutchwaregear.com/argon-67.html

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric for a MYOG innertent
October 18, 2:56pm

Re: Re: Re: to sweat is to die
I agree, the article is good over all And those plots weren't all bad, like the two layer one was fine, and the general trend of it getting colder as get further from the skin But still, ...

In GEAR » Winter layering/suffocation
October 18, 1:46pm

Re: Hey, this is about us
The first comment, from the author Wes, says he's got his baseweight down to 15 pounds and does the same trips he used to with 50 pounds baseweight, except now he enjoys it more That sounds ...

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 18, 10:39am

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