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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: Re: Re: Re: Re: BPL winter footwear article weakness
I've tried garbage bag torso VBL against skin, and didn't mind "clammy" feeling. If you have to have a 2nd pair of inner socks it defeats some of the simplicity

In GEAR » Winter Socks
December 27, 9:34am

Re: Re: Re: BPL winter footwear article weakness
How about just bread bag wool sock boot

In GEAR » Winter Socks
December 27, 8:58am

Re: Sporks
I've been using anodized aluminum Sea to Summit spoon. I never eat anything that requires fork. It weighs 0.2 ounce. Theoretically a Ti spoon could weigh a tiny amount less but not sig...

In GEAR » Sporks SUCK!!!
December 27, 8:47am

Re: +1 Justin
I'm with Justin too. Sometimes I build a fire where it's illegal but there's lots of wood and not very many people. Sometimes I don't where it's legal but there isn't ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Following the Rules in U.S. Forests?
December 26, 7:53pm

Re: Re: Android + Backcountry Navigator vs Garmin GPS devices.
I don't think an etrex has the best reception a 60 or 62 is better - better antenae and better electronics I think DeLorme also has some better units Very rarely I'll lose signal f...

In GEAR » Android + Backcountry Navigator vs Garmin GPS devices.
December 26, 4:43pm

Re: Android + Backcountry Navigator vs Garmin GPS devices.
GPS doesn't work so good in steep canyon areas or under forests (not problem at Joshua) GPS can lead you over the coast range in winter and get you stuck in the snow - not Joshua Tree rel...

In GEAR » Android + Backcountry Navigator vs Garmin GPS devices.
December 26, 3:25pm

Re: Sleeping mat durability
I used a Prolite (the one that weighs 16 ounces) for about a year - about 70 nights. Then it started delaminating - a bubble several inches around appeared and gradually got bigger. So I returned...

In GEAR » Long term durability of inflatable pads?
December 26, 7:42am

Re: Is Gutterman theread necessary?
I've been using the crummy fabric store Gutterman for years I've probably used 6 spools of 1000 meters each I've used it for tents, clothes, packs,... I have noticed the thread...

In Make Your Own Gear » Is Gutterman thread necessary?
December 25, 11:52pm

Re: Guadalupe Mountains There Weren't (aka How We Went to Lost Maples Instead)
That's weird about Squeeze I swing it vigorously at arm's length a few times and all the water comes out The water flows back the way it came initially No water drips through the f...

In Post-Trip Reports » Guadalupe Mountains There Weren't (aka How We Went to Lost Maples Instead)
December 25, 8:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Newtown
Ahhhh... it's good to have Nick back We are in a period with gradually less socialism - Clinton ended "welfare as we know it", Medicade is less and less over time, there is Obama c...

In Chaff » Newtown
December 25, 11:34am

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