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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.
Cityportland
Stateoregon
Countryusa

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Re: Re: Giardia & Sawyer mini
water treatment and infection are probabilistic just because you haven't got sick with chemicals, but did this one time with mini, could just be coincident if you got a doctor diagnosis,...

In GEAR » Have you ever gotten sick after filtering water?
May 09, 4:33pm

Re: Thermal conductivity of water
I don't claim to know everything about everything although it may appear that : ) And I don't know about your dipper analogy, I'm trying to ignore it. Seems like vibrating molecules...

In Chaff » Thermal conductivity of water
May 09, 4:16pm

Re: Re: BPL not the same as it used to be
I miss hiking the Enchantments with no permit, no need to win "a lottery". But I think there were more people then... What, your wife removes all the stuff from under the sink? My wi...

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 09, 1:54pm

Re: Re: USA vs Australia/ Rugby
Isn't Rugby where the quarterback doesn't pay off the ball handlers so they over inflate the football and it becomes a rugby ball?

In Photo Gallery » USA vs Australia/ Rugby
May 09, 1:51pm

Re: Thermal conductivity of water
The molecules vibrate around. The faster they move, the warmer they are. Adjacent molecules are struck which slows down the warmers and speeds up the warmees. That's the heat or energy trans...

In Chaff » Thermal conductivity of water
May 09, 1:47pm

Re: Re: Re: The Mature Market
a lot of younger people backpack. taking time off before working/family. summers off when going to school. not a lot of money to buy expensive gear. today and 50 years ago

In GEAR » Gentrified?
May 09, 11:26am

Re: Re: single vs double wall tent confusion
One function of inner wall is to let you know you're touching it so you stop before touching the outer wall that has condensation on it Another thing is, the outer wall has radiant heat loss...

In GEAR » single vs double wall tent confusion
May 09, 9:58am

Re: Flowers
very nice Peter, I feel much better now : )

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 08, 10:57pm

Re: Thermal conductivity of water
The water is directly against metal. And convects - as it gets hot it rises and other water takes it's place.

In Chaff » Thermal conductivity of water
May 08, 4:30pm

Re: Re: re: See what happens
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/large-hadron-collider/8116226/Large-Hadron-Collider-creates-mini-Big-Bang-with-lead-ions.html "The Large Hadron Collider has succeeded in recreating ...

In Chaff » I want to believe
May 08, 1:04pm

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