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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: canister
On my three canister stoves I've used, when you screw it in, a bit of gas escapes. You can smell the sulfur smell that they put in so you'll know it's leaking. I assume the pin open...

In GEAR » Snow Peak LiteMax stove malfunction? or was it the canister's fault? or maybe just my own stupidity?
October 19, 4:35pm

Re: Re: Acclimitization to cold
yeah - my hands get cold and don't work so good. It takes longer to pack up. Fingerless gloves help a little. Holding a hot drink helps. Drinking hot liquids heats core, and then there'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Acclimitization to cold
October 19, 12:07pm

Re: Re: Some post-hike thoughts on my Sawyer mini filter with questions
by the way, all of this has been hashed, rehashed, and re-rehashed before search "sawyer mini site:backpackinglight.com" I had problems with my Steripen. First, I used rechargeable...

In GEAR » Some post-hike thoughts on my Sawyer mini filter with questions
October 19, 11:56am

Re: Some post-hike thoughts on my Sawyer mini filter with questions
I think your filter needed to be backflushed, was almost totally clogged. This is a problem with all Sawyer filters (hollow tube) (especially the mini?) sometimes they get clogged and it's d...

In GEAR » Some post-hike thoughts on my Sawyer mini filter with questions
October 19, 11:10am

Re: canister
I've had several brands of stoves. When I screw it on or off, there's a short burst of leaked gas, especially when the canister is more full. One time, the Lindal valve wouldn't clo...

In GEAR » Snow Peak LiteMax stove malfunction? or was it the canister's fault? or maybe just my own stupidity?
October 19, 10:58am

Acclimitization to cold
Anyone have any experience acclimitization to cold to reduce the amount of insulation required to stay warm? for example: http://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/science/cold_accl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Acclimitization to cold
October 19, 10:51am

Re: Best way to clean / disinfect your Platypus
My Platypi get discolored after a few years. And maybe micro cracks or delamination of outer layer at the edges. I think the plastic just gets old at some point.

In GEAR » Best way to clean / disinfect your Platypus
October 19, 9:12am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Supplex Mountain Shirt
4 ply supplex at owfinc.com is 4.4 oz/yd2 2 ply is 3.4 oz/yd2 maybe you made yours with heavier supplex? maybe Roger's is shorter or smaller around I tend to make mine baggy, but th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Supplex Mountain Shirt
October 19, 9:04am

Re: Re: Re: Fabric for a MYOG innertent
With nylon that light weight it tends to be sort of transparent. Maybe the brown is light enough? Maybe ask them? Everyone has 1.1 oz nylon, for example questoutfitters.com or ripstopbytheroll...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric for a MYOG innertent
October 19, 8:55am

Re: Out of stock
especially because lightweight backpacking equipment is such a niche market no way they could ever pay for brick and mortar stores even an established store like REI has a hard time stocking ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GoLite news
October 18, 9:02pm

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