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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: down and synthetic
"I'm looking at the application of down v. synthetic fill v. fleece as insulating materials, trying to figure out how much substance lies beneath the conventional wisdom." I'm ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Insulation Measurement
June 15, 8:34am

Re: Insulation Measurement
Exactly Roger : ) That's why you have to overfill a little

In Editor's Roundtable » Insulation Measurement
June 14, 7:38am

Re: Insulation Measurement
"But where did this 'overstuffing' concept come from anyhow? I have no idea. If I manufacture a quilt then I decide how much down to put in and how big the baffles will be; the next gu...

In Editor's Roundtable » Insulation Measurement
June 13, 9:32pm

Re: Insulation Measurement
A couple comments I don't disagree with the editorial disclaimers, but since I'm just doing some relative measurements I believe my conclusions, although there is some uncertainty. On...

In Editor's Roundtable » Insulation Measurement
June 13, 6:55pm

Re: Anyone know a source for eVent?
quest has some 2.5 layer WPB that's similar for some reason, eVent isn't generally available

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone know a source for eVent?
June 13, 4:57pm

Re: Spinnaker cloth...
How much? Is it waterproof or DWR?

In Make Your Own Gear » Spinnaker cloth...
June 10, 7:56am

Re:
Except - canned food in the U.S. - the lining contains BPA - any attempt to label it or prohibit is has been thwarted so far. In other countries, the governments aren't bought off as much as t...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze Filter pouches: BPA free or not?
June 09, 4:54pm

Re: A starting backpacker looking for advice
No reason to get heavy stuff first, then lightweight - people do that because they're unknowledgeable and the light stuff is less well known and fairly recently developed Superlight stuff li...

In GEAR » A starting backpacker looking for advice
June 09, 8:14am

Re: Recovering from a broken ankle
I broke my ankle skiing - spiral fracture - several screws. Real problem was I broke a bunch of little bones in my ankle/foot. Before - I could hike 20 miles, 5000 feet elevation gain, 40 pound...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recovering from a broken ankle
June 09, 7:58am

Re: 1 down jacket or rain jacket and vest?
Seperate rain jacket because if hiking and it's raining you don't want added insulation or else you'll sweat I prefer vest because the torso skin temperature is highest so the insula...

In GEAR » 1 down jacket or rain jacket and vest?
June 09, 7:46am

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