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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: Long Term
Nice to be back to chaff after a few days of hiking : ) "In reality, the 'residence time' of co2 in the atmosphere is less than 10 years." Maybe it takes 10 years for a pl...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
September 04, 4:39pm

Re: Socialism
Doug Do you really think that most liberals in the U.S. want a soviet-style communism where money is divided evenly regardless of effort or contribution? That's crazy! That's like sayi...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
September 04, 3:04pm

Re: Internal Frame for Pyramid
I've done 2 pole A-frame If there are sleeves, and the wind wants to blow the tent around, there's less flapping when the pole is in a sleeve. You could use Easton Poles - like from p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Internal Frame for Pyramid
September 04, 2:38pm

Re: My first tarp
Nice job - you are now hooked an MYOG I think that general "half pyramid" design makes the best solo tent - after years of research. You have no peak reinforcement? Maybe with a tr...

In Make Your Own Gear » My first tarp
September 04, 2:23pm

Re: Radiant heat
I think Colin and James are correct The aluminum layer has to be on the outside I've been fooling around measuring this The heat loss is the 4th power of the temperature of your body a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Down + Space blanket = ???
September 04, 2:14pm

Re: MYOG 1/2 pyramid tarp/bug hut
That looks great! Nice job! Nice how the beak is short so you don't need a zipper - but if it's windy and rainy a little rain can blow in - but it makes it lighter and zippers can fail ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 1/2 pyramid tarp/bug hut
September 04, 1:44pm

Re: Socialism
The word Socialism has many meanings #1 - Programs like Social Security, Public Education, the military, etc. that Americans are mostly in favor of #2 - Soviet communism where all material go...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
September 04, 1:27pm

Re: What medication do you take in your first aid kit while on the trail?
aspirin in case someone has a heart attack or stroke. Or for pain relief. Anti-histamine in case of bee sting.

In GEAR » What medication do you take in your first aid kit while on the trail?
August 29, 10:32am

Re: Bullied
Fred There are people in the U.S. that want to create a "boogie man" to justify corporate welfare and distract us while they pick our pocket.

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
August 29, 10:03am

Re: Possible source for down?
If you're going to the trouble of making something, maybe you're better off getting 850 or 900 FP. With 750, you lose some of the advantage of using down compared to synthetic.

In Make Your Own Gear » Possible source for down?
August 29, 10:01am

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