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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 to tarp
"My take-away.... the more experience you have, the dryer you stay. Luck doesn't hurt either" funny how the tent people got wet I was walking around the Three Sisters I have ...

In GEAR » How do you tarp?
September 06, 9:14am

Re: Washing rain and down gear
or you could use Atsko Sports Wash (just screwing with you - any of them are probably about the same - make sure and rinse good as in mutiple rinses - if the DWR doesn't work so good then re...

In GEAR » Washing rain and down gear
September 06, 9:03am

Re: continuum*
A floorless pyramid tarp/tent is the confusing one, if you want to become consumed in classifying things : ) It has no floor, so Bob and I would call it a tarp. Maybe the definition of tarp s...

In GEAR » How do you tarp?
September 06, 8:56am

Re: Re: rocks
Burned wood is fertilizer. Just let it be and it will get spread around and used by plants. It's better to just let the wood decompose naturally and slowly, but not that bad to burn it. Th...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 05, 11:42pm

Re: A new male in the daytime
I wonder if there are mountain lions wandering around at night when I'm camping? Maybe I should set up a camera? Or maybe I don't want to know : )

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
September 05, 8:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: A good read for you Jerry
Republican field seems so weak Hillary would probably win She and Bill appear to enjoy everyone speculating. She can say she's had a successful career on her own - Senator, relected Senator...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
September 05, 8:10pm

Re: For example
Can you rent a car and park it higher up? Good parts are high up, hiking down to Pasadena takes too long. It's been forever since I've been there, but up on PCT or along the ridge to ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » San Gabriels 3 night overnighter in December
September 05, 4:35pm

Re: A good read for you Jerry
"Ukraine Ceasefire Takes Hold, but an Expanding NATO on Russia’s Borders Raises Threat of Nuclear War" It seems like they're trying to scare us. Since they've agreed to a pe...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
September 05, 3:38pm

Re: Pretty much everything already said.
"But what about presidents not having much power/responsibility? That won't apply, as you already are stating now." Quit using logic on me, what are you, a lawyer??? : ) Preside...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
September 05, 2:57pm

Re: Re: Re: How do you tarp?
When it has a floor it's a tent?

In GEAR » How do you tarp?
September 05, 12:54pm

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