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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: Chaff Taxonomy
"I adore our healthcare system here in Ontario and I often wonder why other countries (US) are so afraid of universal health care. " Okay, since you spoke up Sarah, I respectfully have...

In Chaff » Chaff Taxonomy
December 27, 9:50am

Re: New tarp...need stakes.
Lawson's Ti hook stakes are pretty good http://lawsonequipment.com/All-Products-c125/ Lightweight, not that expensive I have some similar ones - only problem is they don't hold very g...

In GEAR » New tarp...need stakes.
December 27, 8:06am

Re: 7D
Ohhh I wonder how strong it is compared to Cuben, must not be as strong because Cuben has Spectra, but maybe that's not important for some things.

In Gear Deals » New Products
December 26, 5:36pm

Re: New Products
7D - http://www.titaniumgoat.com/index.html 7D is very light, water/wind resistant, breathable silnylon is heavier and therefore stronger, totally water/wind proof (actually, most silnylon is...

In Gear Deals » New Products
December 26, 3:35pm

Re: Tarp Tie Out Logic Check
Since you're glueing the reinforcement patch, maybe it would be better if it had fingers, rather than a smooth edge. On the other hand, the bulk fabric is going to fail at some point, and ma...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tarp Tie Out Logic Check
December 26, 2:29pm

Re: Tarp Tie Out Logic Check
I think you're right - bigger reinforcement Maybe a circular reinforcement would work a little better

In Make Your Own Gear » Tarp Tie Out Logic Check
December 26, 1:37pm

Re: Chaff Taxonomy
religion race weight height sex

In Chaff » Chaff Taxonomy
December 26, 7:23am

Re: what thread
"Since this is a nylon shell, what type of thread should I use?" Gutterman 100% Polyester thread works, readily available at local fabric store

In Make Your Own Gear » What to make with old sleepingbag??
December 25, 9:28pm

Re: MYOG Bivy; what top material?
questoutfitters.com has some 2.5 oz/yd2 WPB that they said on the phone is pretty waterproof if you have a tarp that keeps the water off you, you could use 0.9 oz/yd2 from owfinc.com or thru-hik...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Bivy; what top material?
December 25, 12:49pm

Re: Bivy Floors
In order for breathable fabric to work, you need a temperature differential. Where your body is against the floor, you're on a sleeping pad, so there's no water vapor being transported b...

In GEAR » Condensation issue in Bivys with non breathable floors
December 25, 10:12am

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