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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: "Bear Attacks" by Stephen Herrero
Good wikipedia article Herrero (obviously) talked about the same incidents Also went a great deal into bear behavior and how to avoid problems

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Bear Attacks" by Stephen Herrero
February 29, 11:55am

Re: caution
I have had boil over on GE stove at home cooking pasta. No big deal because no canister underneath. I have never had a boil over on canister stove because I just boil water, which doesn't b...

In GEAR » Titanium JetBoil Sol -- CAUTION
February 29, 11:50am

Re: "Bear Attacks" by Stephen Herrero
A story about bear attacking human makes a good read so will help sell newspapers...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Bear Attacks" by Stephen Herrero
February 29, 11:44am

Re: Re: Re: Engage Jetboil - looks like a QC issue
But maybe the failure started with boil-over, hot water on canister, sudden large increase of flow of butane, large flame, damage to fins/pot So it's not that the fins are deficient So ha...

In GEAR » Titanium JetBoil Sol -- CAUTION
February 29, 10:58am

Re: Thread / Needle / Fabric combination consensus?
I think 9 = 70 Sometimes I use 11 (= 80) I don't think it really matters - your Gutterman 100Nm is probably just fine Has to be 100% polyester But, I am on one end of the spectrum o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thread / Needle / Fabric combination consensus?
February 29, 10:55am

Re: Just Got Robbed Today -- by My Own Government!!
Don't confuse us with the facts, Evan : ) Many people prefer to think that the government is incompetent and just wants to screw us

In Chaff » Just Got Robbed Today -- by My Own Government!!
February 29, 10:45am

"Bear Attacks" by Stephen Herrero
I was at Powells reading this book "Bear Attacks" by Stephen Herrero He analyzed bear attacks data in U.S. and Canada. This is from memory, might have a couple facts a little wrong: ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Bear Attacks" by Stephen Herrero
February 29, 10:42am

Re: Thread / Needle / Fabric combination consensus?
I always use size 9 needles I occasionally replace it but I don't know why??? I always use the Gutterman thread from local fabric store I have only had a few failures: Ridge seams a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thread / Needle / Fabric combination consensus?
February 29, 9:10am

Re: Engage Jetboil - looks like a QC issue
Alien abduction responsible? Interesting... I wonder if anyone has ever boiled over a pot with the boiling water going onto any canister stove?

In GEAR » Titanium JetBoil Sol -- CAUTION
February 29, 8:26am

Re: surrender?
"It's hard to reconcile all the views" At the risk of stating the obvious, that's what you get with advice like this, try out different ideas and find what works for you May...

In Make Your Own Gear » thick thread problems re backpack 0- tips?
February 29, 8:18am

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