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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: Re: Re: There is little danger - but there is danger
"I would like to read useful advice to mitigate an existing high-severity/low-probability risk." Read about hypothermia, not getting lost, carry a communication device, carry some extr...

In Chaff » There is little danger - but there is danger
December 09, 3:18pm

Re: Well...
60% fat calories? for every gram of butter, eat 1.5 grams of granulated sugar or for every pound of butter, eat 1.5 pounds of sugar or for 1000 calories, 2.34 ounces of butter and 3.52 oun...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Volumetrically Dense Food?
December 09, 2:05pm

Re: Modifying a quilt - question
that would be easy to do. Maybe just make a small loop and tie it with a square knot. Maybe three such stitches per baffle. Sure you don't have access to a machine? That would be easy to ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modifying a quilt - question
December 09, 1:51pm

Re: Re: Got some 2-layer Gore-Tex. What to line it with?
I have 1.1 breathable nylon gaiters After 50 or 100 trips they rip and have to be replaced, but mostly I stay on trails so don't abuse them too much. 1.1 is probably too light weight and fr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Got some 2-layer Gore-Tex. What to line it with?
December 09, 1:46pm

Re: Which SteriPen Model?
I've used Opti, I had problems with batteries losing charge and not working when I wanted. And the rechargeable RS232 batteries didn't work hardly at all. It seems like the Ultra is goo...

In GEAR » Which SteriPen Model?
December 08, 5:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Solo
"a lot of incidents dont reach the media out of respect for dead and their families" or "Bear Attack&qu...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking Solo?
December 08, 8:36am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Advantages?
I look at weather reports and go when the weather is better If the weather is worse, I use the "hike high, camp low" prinicipal and camp in sheltered location Still, the weather rep...

In Make Your Own Gear » How hard is it to make a tunnel tent like the one in the photo.
December 07, 4:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Credit or Criticism?
note to self - "don't let either Daryl get anywhere near your pack" : )

In Chaff » Credit or Criticism?
December 07, 2:08pm

Re: Re: Credit or Criticism?
I was leapfrogging two people going around Mount Hood, so talked to them a couple times. One told me he put a large rock in the other's pack. Never heard the end result. They seemed to h...

In Chaff » Credit or Criticism?
December 07, 10:12am

Re: Does this Mid make my vent look big?
Nice tent! Panels look taut! (or is that tot, or taught, or,...) It will be interesting to see if vent helps. My theory is it's too small to make much difference, but yours is pretty big ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Does this Mid make my vent look big?
December 07, 10:09am

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