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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.
Cityportland
Stateoregon
Countryusa

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Re: Serial podcast
I heard about it on NPR I downloaded the most recent episode. I don't really want to spend $1 per episode for the previous 10 episodes. I suppose I could listen to the previous 10 episod...

In Chaff » Serial podcast
December 10, 7:18pm

Re: So I inflated my Downmat...by mouth
if you inflate with snozzle, it will take a while for any dampness to evaporate from down to the air so let it sit for a while (a few hours?) then deflate and reinflate repeat a number of tim...

In GEAR » So I inflated my Downmat...by mouth
December 10, 4:38pm

Re: Re: Re: re Complaints
no grizzly bears in oz

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking Solo?
December 10, 4:34pm

Re: 2
ha, ha,... My last three projects were totally with materials on hand - pack, rain jacket, down vest And my tent is made with several colors of silnylon.

In Make Your Own Gear » Custom Synthetic 2.5 jacket
December 10, 8:00am

Re: Re: Bear Attacks AZ 2012
Funny how "gun rights" is the most contentious topic possible Even more than religion and politics I see someone with gun occasionally. Hunters. They seem friendly. It's ki...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking Solo?
December 10, 7:57am

Re: Re: Which SteriPen Model?
I use rechargeable batteries a lot, mostly just not to create garbage Rechargeable RS232s don't work in Steripen Opti. They have a little different volatge or something? I got just a coupl...

In GEAR » Which SteriPen Model?
December 10, 7:46am

Re: Re: Go for the Steripen Freedom
You could have other devices that are USB rechargeable like GPS, radio, flashlight,... A bit of a paradigm shift from replaceable batteries

In GEAR » Which SteriPen Model?
December 09, 10:43pm

Re: Re: Re:danger
wasn't the recent school shooter stopped by a woman without a gun?

In Chaff » There is little danger - but there is danger
December 09, 9:53pm

Re: Custom Synthetic 2.5 jacket
Nice looking jacket interesting shapes of brown, green, and black are the 2.5 and 5 oz sections for some reason or are they just what you had available.

In Make Your Own Gear » Custom Synthetic 2.5 jacket
December 09, 9:51pm

Re: Re: Another approach
If it's cold, maybe you want to eat more fat? It'll keep you a little warmer?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Volumetrically Dense Food?
December 09, 7:38pm

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