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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: Is backpacking only for the young!
I'm 26 and its like pulling teeth to get anyone my age to go backpacking with me. Most of them don't backpack in the first place, my "outdoorsy" friends are all into the "exc...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is backpacking only for the young!
October 02, 3:51pm

Re: National Forests?
Our contact with the Forest Service said recreational use was ok but we couldn't do any volunteer trail building or maintenance on Forest Service land while the shutdown was in effect. Adam

In Pre-Trip Planning » Do I need a Wilderness permit to get on the JMT during the Government Shutdown?
October 01, 5:30pm

Re: Do I need a Wilderness permit to get on the JMT during the Government Shutdown?
Here's the official contingency plan Day use visitors are being asked to leave the parks immediately. People already camping are being asked to leave within 48 hours. It doesn't say what...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Do I need a Wilderness permit to get on the JMT during the Government Shutdown?
October 01, 2:42pm

Re: cliamshield quilts - your experience
I used my 2.5oz Apex MYOG quilt last weekend. It only got down to 55* but I was very comfortable in just shorts and a synthetic t-shirt. I was using it on a Thermarest Prolite Plus and inside a dou...

In GEAR » cliamshield quilts - your experience
October 01, 8:17am

Re: Favorite pack for less than $200?
I really like my Borah Gear Stealth and its very reasonably priced (although not currently available). Its about 52L and 16.5oz with two hipbelt pockets and carries 20 lbs comfortably with a Prolit...

In GEAR » Favorite pack for less than $200?
September 27, 8:23am

Re: Will this quilt work?
I just made a 2.5oz quilt with leftovers from another project. I also had some 5oz and considered making a Vireo-style quilt with 5oz from the waist down and 2.5oz from the waist up. That way the b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Will this quilt work?
September 26, 7:46am

Re: Sub-$300 light sleeping bag - WM Highlite?
I've got a friend with a Highlite, he seems to like it and it looks to be well made (like all WM stuff). However, I think the reason a lot of people pass it up is the sewn-through construction....

In GEAR » Sub-$300 light sleeping bag - WM Highlite?
September 25, 10:51am

Re: Your little known ideas for a custom pack?
I like having some daisy chain loops in the shoulder straps so I can hang a camera bag/chest pouch. Its getting harder to find packs that have this feature, especially from the mainstream pack make...

In GEAR » Your little known ideas for a custom pack?
September 25, 9:14am

Re: Re: Eastern box
The eastern box is on its way to Mark Ries. Adam

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
September 25, 7:32am

Re: Eastern box
I just got the Eastern box. I took a Noah's tarp and some guylines. I sure wasn't expecting that! It actually worked out pretty well because my wife saw one at the last big trail maintenanc...

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
September 23, 8:20pm

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