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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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I just reported what I heard on NPR - Democrats recused themselves - I'm squarely on base, maybe first base : ) Obviously not grand jury, but prosecutor and judge. I think a Democratic ju...

In Chaff » Rick Perry Indicted
August 23, 3:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
birds are dinosaurs. They are doing quite well. There will be a day when homonids go extinct and birds take over as the dominant species...

In GEAR » Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
August 23, 11:40am

Re: Part of a system
I have 3 liter collapsible I'll fill it and carry it a short distance to camp I don't fill it, put it in pack, and carry long distance This works if campsite is 0.1 to a couple mil...

In GEAR » Collapsible water bottles - why?
August 23, 10:01am

Re: Tent vestibules
pyramid tent - the 1/4 of floor area where the door opens gets rain on it. Just put your boots or whatever there. 1/2 the floor area is where my sleeping bag is. The remaining 1/4 of the...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
August 23, 9:51am

Re: Re: Re: Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
Isobutane boils at 10 F or so, so upright is only good down to 20 F or so. Somebody suggested turning canister upside down, filling bottom with water, putting on plastic lid, turning upright and...

In GEAR » Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
August 23, 9:45am

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I haven't heard much. I think they need to release more info at some hearing before we can make a reasonable decision about this. I'll still think Perry is a blowhard, self important id...

In Chaff » Rick Perry Indicted
August 22, 9:59pm

Re: Re: Warranty
Great! An opportunity to complain about Garmin The cover broke on my 60CSx. Probably past warranty period. They wanted to sell me a new one for $30 or something. I thought it was a poor desi...

In GEAR » People's experiences with warranties?
August 22, 9:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2016
I'm waiting to hear "the scoop" on Perry indictment. NPR did report that it was Republicans that indicted him. The Democrats recused themselves. There are more and more "b...

In Chaff » Rick Perry Indicted
August 22, 5:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2016
I like Elizabeth Warren's bill to reduce interest rates on student loans. Basically, the current interest rate is too high. It generates income for the government. Warren wants to reduce...

In Chaff » Rick Perry Indicted
August 22, 5:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Extreme one day precipitation events increase
On the weather report they said 2014 was the warmest summer on record. 2009, 2005, 1985 were also in the top 5. They said it was more about warmer nights. We will get more effects like that - ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
August 18, 8:15am

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