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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: How low in Temp can you go SUL?
My baseweight is about 12 pounds, so not SUL down to 32 F - all MYOG long WPB jacket - 12 ounces nylon shirt - 10 ounces nylon pants - 8 ounces synthetic vest for camp - 8 ounces fleece h...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » How low in Temp can you go SUL?
October 18, 10:08am

Re: to sweat is to die
Good articles eric You need a high collar with a zipper that goes all the way from top to bottom so you can unzip for venitlation if you're warm, or zip it all the way up if you're cold ...

In GEAR » Winter layering/suffocation
October 18, 9:50am

Re: thanks
After the fire, other parts of the stove may have been damaged Probably better to replace it But if you can replace O-ring and if it doesn't leak, it's probably okay. There could...

In GEAR » Snow Peak LiteMax stove malfunction? or was it the canister's fault? or maybe just my own stupidity?
October 17, 11:14pm

Re: Re: Re: What do you do in the woods...
maybe it's best to, for example, point out that the reason they don't allow fires above 10,000 feet is that it takes so long for trees to grow that there just isn't enough firewoood, an...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you do in the woods...
October 17, 6:54pm

Re: Re: Go Giants!!!!!
heyyyy... you're trying to trick me the Giants are a baseball team and the Eagles are a football team Now, I want to know what you have to say about backpacks for women with ....

In Chaff » Go Giants!!!!!
October 17, 9:07am

Re: Go Giants!!!!!
That must be a baseball team Maybe we should switch to baseball and abandon football because most of the players get head injuries and die early, or get Parkinson's disease, or kill themselv...

In Chaff » Go Giants!!!!!
October 17, 8:37am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: still no answer
Wasn't he the one that picked up Howard Hughes in the desert,...

In Chaff » The death of blackholes and Big bang theory?
October 16, 6:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Titanium toothbrush!!!
I think maybe if you cut the handle so it's shorter it would save some weight... And drill holes in it Can you cut or drill titanium?

In GEAR » Titanium toothbrush!!!
October 16, 6:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: still no answer
Logical "left side" thinking is step by step logical "right side" thinking is less obvious, but there are memories stored down there somewhere and they pop up. It may seem i...

In Chaff » The death of blackholes and Big bang theory?
October 16, 6:03pm

Re: Re: still no answer
"Are you 100% certain that physical matter is all there is to reality and existence and that consciousness is limited to same?" You miss the whole point of science. You don't beli...

In Chaff » The death of blackholes and Big bang theory?
October 16, 5:03pm

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