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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: Re: Titanium toothbrush!!!
I think maybe if you cut the handle so it's shorter it would save some weight... And drill holes in it Can you cut or drill titanium?

In GEAR » Titanium toothbrush!!!
October 16, 6:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: still no answer
Logical "left side" thinking is step by step logical "right side" thinking is less obvious, but there are memories stored down there somewhere and they pop up. It may seem i...

In Chaff » The death of blackholes and Big bang theory?
October 16, 6:03pm

Re: Re: still no answer
"Are you 100% certain that physical matter is all there is to reality and existence and that consciousness is limited to same?" You miss the whole point of science. You don't beli...

In Chaff » The death of blackholes and Big bang theory?
October 16, 5:03pm

Re: Headlamps and Rechargeable Batteries
I wish headlamps had a lower light/longer lifetime setting For most of my use, even the dimmest setting is way too bright headlamp manufacturers focus on having a brighter setting

In GEAR » Headlamps and Batteries
October 16, 3:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Headlamps and Rechargeable Batteries
I suppose something bad could happen at night and I'de want to walk out immediately.

In GEAR » Headlamps and Batteries
October 16, 2:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Headlamps and Batteries
I don't use light very much. Maybe 1/2 Wh per trip. Photon light with coin lithium battery is sufficient. 1 ounce. Except the light is pretty feeble so I just use 3AAA LED which lasts m...

In GEAR » Headlamps and Batteries
October 16, 2:29pm

Re: things go to hell
so, if you're doing an Alaska-Yukon expedition take fleece or if you're doing a trip in extended rain even if not in Alaska-Yukon I look at weather reports and do a trip when there wo...

In GEAR » r2 as insulation and rain gear
October 16, 11:15am

Re: Re: fleece
"Fleece excels in 32F-55F conditions with rain and high humidity." But you have to carry a waterproof jacket. And you have to have a base layer. Wearing those, I'm good down to...

In GEAR » r2 as insulation and rain gear
October 16, 10:39am

Re: best practice material for a pack?
Or 200D Oxford. 4 oz/yd2. owfinc.com sells it for $4.83 / yd. 1.9 oz ripstop might be a little weak but I used 1.1 oz ripstop with silicone coating so it's 1.5 oz/yd2. That lasted for ...

In Make Your Own Gear » best practice material for a pack?
October 16, 10:22am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: r2 as insulation and rain gear
You fleece conspiracy theororists have it wrong fleece is good if you're exercising and only need a little warmth. Puffy would be too warm and cause excessive sweating. since the fiber...

In GEAR » r2 as insulation and rain gear
October 16, 8:40am

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