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Adam Rothermich (aroth87) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Missouri Ozarks
About Me Graduate of Missouri S&T with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

I got my start hiking in Scouts and earned Eagle in 2004. Continued hiking in college and took an interest in trail maintenance/ construction.

I really like making my own gear and my favorite piece of gear is my homemade down quilt.

Other hobbies include playing with photography, computers, and tinkering with electronics.

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All Forum Posts by Adam Rothermich

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Re: "Two man shelter"??
Cuben is a fairly 'see-through' material. Ron Bell has some good pictures on his site: MLD He has a number of pictures of Cuben tarps that display its 'see-throughiness'(technical ...

In GEAR » New Six Moon Designs "Refuge"
November 08, 6:25pm

Re: Contrail up in 58 sec
Off topic, but Franco's post brought back a 'fond' memory. We were traveling (with Scouts) and drove past a billboard for an 'adult' store. Of course it had a giant XXX on it. ...

In GEAR » Contrail up in 58 seconds
November 08, 6:43am

Re: Re: New Six Moon Designs "Refuge"
Ben had a link in the original post. To get there from the SMD homepage click on the Community link and then go to the forums. The item is posted in the forums under New Products. It is a new pro...

In GEAR » New Six Moon Designs "Refuge"
November 07, 7:16pm

Re: trail bars
I like Clif Bars and Balance Bars. My local Wal-Mart carries them both so they are easy for me to get a hold of. I am, however, quite picky when it comes to the flavors. I don't like any Clif b...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » trail bars
November 06, 7:39am

Re: just FYI Google converter
Yep, I use Google all the time. It will also give you the definition of any big words people use in posts that you aren't sure of. Ex: typing define: backpacking would bring up a list of...

In GEAR » just FYI Google converter
November 04, 3:21pm

Re: The Hike Is Done
Congrats Andy! What an amazing accomplishment. You're really quite an inspiration. Adam

In Editor's Roundtable » The Great Western Loop
November 04, 7:56am

Re: What magazines do you all subscribe to?
I don't get any print magazines anymore. I used to get Sports Illustrated and Missouri Conservationist. I slowly stopped reading them and let the subscriptions lapse. The only thing I subscribe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What magazines do you all subscribe to?
November 02, 2:53pm

Re: Re: Preparedness view of ultralight?
I had no idea we were so hated! ULer's are stupid and mooches is basically what I've gotten from the postings so far, outside of the few people who have stood up and said "UL is a comp...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Preparedness view of ultralight?
November 02, 11:25am

Re: Petzel E+LITE
I like mine quite a bit. Its perfect for around camp, which is about all I use a light for when backpacking. Replaced my 'heavy' PT Aurora which always seemed to be overkill for what I used...

In GEAR » Petzel E+LITE
October 25, 5:30pm

Re: Important Lesson's You've Learned the Hard Way
Always try your food beforehand. I don't know how many times I've hiked all day, only to sit down at the end and find I can't choke my food down. Ive found a number of freezer bag meal...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Important Lesson's You've Learned the Hard Way
October 25, 10:00am

All Reader Reviews by Adam Rothermich

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
Let me just echo everything the previous reviewer said. The fit is great, not tight and not baggy, the sleeves are just the right length, and the pocket is useful. As for the hood, I was a little s...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
February 11, 12:53pm

BPL FireLite Mini Firestarter
I keep this around my neck with some other "just in case" items. I too have a little bit of a hard time getting it to work consistently and use matches as my primary means of fire starting. ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
April 15, 8:57pm

Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
I've been using my GG 1/8" Thinlight both to supplement my GG Nightlight Torso and as a sit pad. Its great with the torso pad to insulate your legs on colder nights. It provides some addi...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
February 21, 10:55am

Petzl e+LITE
Like Craig, I don't use a light that much, mostly just for chores around camp that I can't preform with only moonlight. As such I was tired of lugging around my "heavy" 3 oz PT Auror...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 07, 9:56am

Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper
One more person to note how fragile it seems. I've got a spinnaker tarp and groundsheet, so I was aware how fragile it seemed but I always feel a little wary when I sit this pack down. So far I ha...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 16, 9:16pm

Gossamer Gear
I placed my first order from Gossamer Gear, a Nightlight Torso and Lighten Up! DVD last Wednesday. I received my first order from GG last Saturday. Now that's fast! As for their products, they se...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 06, 8:37am

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
I just received my Nightlight torso and these are merely my initial observations. It is REALLY light, mine weighs 3.6 oz. I bought it to replace an older Thermarest pad that weighed about 26 oz and t...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 06, 8:34am

Lighten Up DVD with Glen Van Peski .
For only $5 this DVD has a lot to offer. I began converting to UL backpacking awhile ago, but reading books and advice on the forums just isn't quite the same as seeing it in action. I'm a v...

In Books and Media
March 05, 1:13pm

Princeton Tech Aurora
I picked up the PT Aurora 4 or so years ago when I was starting to get into backpacking. I looked at a few different headlamps, but at the time this seemed like the best value. Since then it has b...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 30, 1:27pm

Tealight stove Tealight
After not getting great results with other alcohol stoves on my SP 700 I decided to try out the tealight stove. Nothing could be easier to 'make.' Just find an extra tealight laying around th...

In Stoves - Alcohol
January 11, 10:12am