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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: Calculating Overstuff/Overfill in Down Bags/Quilts?
Let's say your quilt is 36" x 72" and there's enough baffle fabric to make 2" loft volume = 5184 in3 if you used 900 fill down you would need 5.76 oz of down if you ...

In GEAR » Calculating Overstuff/Overfill in Down Bags/Quilts?
January 28, 8:41am

Re: Time for me to chime in
I didn't think you said anything unreasonable To measure something bulky lika a quilt, hang it from a hanger and rest the hanger on the scale You can zero (tare) the scale with the hanger...

In GEAR » ounces of down = ?temp rating?
January 28, 8:33am

Re: Bob gross ultimate Internet troll
"A quilt comes in .82oz off and now the designer is dishonest." Tim said actual weight was 19.5oz, should have weighed 19.68oz That's a 0.18 oz deviation What I like is that ...

In GEAR » ounces of down = ?temp rating?
January 27, 7:11pm

Re: Heat exchanger Big One
I saw that at REI - ridiculously heavy Inpired me to make this 0.9 oz see http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=68713

In Make Your Own Gear » Heat exchanger Big One
January 27, 7:00pm

Re: re: Any advice for bear bagging?
I don't get it Loop line around rock several times and tie with taut line hitch, pull tight. Throw over branch - maybe under handed. Maybe it takes several throws. Maybe it comes off ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Any advice for bear bagging?
January 27, 2:23pm

Re: Reinforcing Tie Outs
Maybe use silnylon for the reinforcement and then laminate it? 200D is probably over-kill I've just been sewing tie-outs to seams without reinforcement without problem, although I don'...

In Make Your Own Gear » Reinforcing Tie Outs
January 27, 2:18pm

Re: Well yeah, good points..,
Tim often responds to questions like this - just wait a bit? Are the baffles well filled? If you hold it up to the light, are they completely filled or spots without down? If you shake it side...

In GEAR » ounces of down = ?temp rating?
January 27, 2:13pm

Re: Re: If it bends differently for the two sides, they won't match
Or, you could attach the brown paper template to something stiffer, like a board that's maybe 3/4" x 1.5"

In Make Your Own Gear » Bivy Plans - Checking on materials
January 27, 7:28am

Re: Re: Re: Re: My version of the Nightwing - the Fightwing
That's it - good John One thing about using brown paper for a template, is it tends to bend a little which will make the amount of catenary deflection more or less. If it bends differently ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bivy Plans - Checking on materials
January 26, 10:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: My version of the Nightwing - the Fightwing
I wrote article that includes Excel spreadsheet for calculating catenary curve http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/myog_silnylon_floorless_2-person_tent.html Which is sto...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bivy Plans - Checking on materials
January 26, 10:26pm

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