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Adam Rothermich (aroth87) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Missouri Ozarks
About Me Graduate of Missouri S&T with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

I got my start hiking in Scouts and earned Eagle in 2004. Continued hiking in college and took an interest in trail maintenance/ construction.

I really like making my own gear and my favorite piece of gear is my homemade down quilt.

Other hobbies include playing with photography, computers, and tinkering with electronics.
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All Forum Posts by Adam Rothermich

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Re: Interactive Gear Hike
I do something like this whenever I do work outings with the Ozark Trail Assoc. I bring all of my gear and at the end of the day set it up and let people play around with it and ask questions. Its ...

In GEAR » Interactive Gear Hike
October 20, 11:00pm

Re: Quilt users - headgear?
I've used my quilt to about the freezing point and used a fleece hat when I did. All my other trips have just been cool weather and I've worn a wool beanie then. Adam

In GEAR » Quilt users - headgear?
October 15, 1:55pm

Re: Re: misleading advertising
Thanks for the heads up! That makes my decision much easier. Now to find extra time, money, and that pesky sewing machine... Adam

In GEAR » CheapO bivy
October 12, 1:59pm

Re: misleading advertising
Lucky you, getting such good deals on fabric! I've added up the cost of making a bivy so many times and with so many different options its scary. The $60 is what I've come up with for a biv...

In GEAR » CheapO bivy
October 12, 12:37pm

Re: DIY
How did you make a Momentum topped bivy for $30? Even if you used the bare minimum of 2 yds of Momentum @ ~$12/yd and 2 yds of silnylon @ ~$6/yd, you are already at $36 and you haven't factored...

In GEAR » CheapO bivy
October 11, 3:14pm

Re: Balacalva pattern
Jan, If you wouldn't mind sending me a copy of the pattern as well I would appreciate it. I have some leftovers from my Kinsman pullover that I think would be put to good use as a balaclava. ...

In GEAR » Advice Starting Quilt Sleep System
October 10, 5:39pm

Re: B.S. in Adventure...
Sounds a lot better than Electrical Engineering, which is what I'm working on. Don't get me wrong, I like most of my classes but its the math that I loathe. I've never been a whiz at ma...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » B.S. in Adventure...
October 04, 4:07pm

Re: Nightlight Pad Temperature Rating
I would say that if you are unsure that it would be better to play it safe and bring along the ThinLight. Its cheap enough and light enough that it won't be a huge inconvenience plus you could ...

In GEAR » Nightlight Pad Temperature Rating
October 03, 9:40pm

Re: Bringing up the Rear: An Ultralighter Hikes across the Weminuche with a "Mixed" Group
I really liked it too. Stayed up a little late to read it and it was definitely worth it. As much as my nerdy side loves reading the technical articles, I really like reading a nice trip report too...

In Editor's Roundtable » Bringing up the Rear: An Ultralighter Hikes across the Weminuche with a "Mixed" Group
September 26, 1:57pm

Re: Promo Code
I actually just checked (I paid with a debit card) and I was only charged $18.49! I wonder if it just slipped through the cracks? Even if they come back and say they made a mistake, its only a $1.5...

In Gear Deals » Petzl e+lite $13.50
September 25, 7:44pm

All Reader Reviews by Adam Rothermich

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
Let me just echo everything the previous reviewer said. The fit is great, not tight and not baggy, the sleeves are just the right length, and the pocket is useful. As for the hood, I was a little s...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
February 11, 12:53pm

BPL FireLite Mini Firestarter
I keep this around my neck with some other "just in case" items. I too have a little bit of a hard time getting it to work consistently and use matches as my primary means of fire starting. ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
April 15, 8:57pm

Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
I've been using my GG 1/8" Thinlight both to supplement my GG Nightlight Torso and as a sit pad. Its great with the torso pad to insulate your legs on colder nights. It provides some addi...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
February 21, 10:55am

Petzl e+LITE
Like Craig, I don't use a light that much, mostly just for chores around camp that I can't preform with only moonlight. As such I was tired of lugging around my "heavy" 3 oz PT Auror...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 07, 9:56am

Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper
One more person to note how fragile it seems. I've got a spinnaker tarp and groundsheet, so I was aware how fragile it seemed but I always feel a little wary when I sit this pack down. So far I ha...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 16, 9:16pm

Gossamer Gear
I placed my first order from Gossamer Gear, a Nightlight Torso and Lighten Up! DVD last Wednesday. I received my first order from GG last Saturday. Now that's fast! As for their products, they se...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 06, 8:37am

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
I just received my Nightlight torso and these are merely my initial observations. It is REALLY light, mine weighs 3.6 oz. I bought it to replace an older Thermarest pad that weighed about 26 oz and t...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 06, 8:34am

Lighten Up DVD with Glen Van Peski .
For only $5 this DVD has a lot to offer. I began converting to UL backpacking awhile ago, but reading books and advice on the forums just isn't quite the same as seeing it in action. I'm a v...

In Books and Media
March 05, 1:13pm

Princeton Tech Aurora
I picked up the PT Aurora 4 or so years ago when I was starting to get into backpacking. I looked at a few different headlamps, but at the time this seemed like the best value. Since then it has b...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 30, 1:27pm

Tealight stove Tealight
After not getting great results with other alcohol stoves on my SP 700 I decided to try out the tealight stove. Nothing could be easier to 'make.' Just find an extra tealight laying around th...

In Stoves - Alcohol
January 11, 10:12am