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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: Re: Re: hmmm
You don't need to know html. That's what we use here. PBF uses the same set up as Whiteblaze. All you need to do to embed a link is highlight the word you want to place the link in, click t...

In GEAR » Practical Backpacking
August 28, 10:12am

Re: sourcing water for chemical treatment
In shallow areas where the flow is decent I will use my cook pot to scoop up water and fill my bottles that way. It takes some time but works well. On my last hike the water was so shallow that I f...

In GEAR » sourcing water for chemical treatment
August 28, 7:34am

Re: Fleece top as a staple for backpacking?
I used to bring along my fleece jacket every time I went hiking. It kept me warm until the wind started blowing at all but it seemed good enough. Then I made my Kinsman pullover from thru-hiker. It...

In GEAR » Fleece top as a staple for backpacking?
August 28, 7:30am

IIRC, I signed up with my Hotmail account. But that was a little over a year ago, so things have probably changed. As for whether or not its worth its to get another email address to sign up, that...

In GEAR » Practical Backpacking
August 27, 5:37pm

Re: Re: Practical Backpacking
"Matt" after reading your post I thought of this comic: So, yes, you could just directly paste a URL in your reply when an embedded link is considered better form, just beware the ...

In GEAR » Practical Backpacking
August 27, 11:31am

Re: Gossamer Gear NightLite pad...
I go with it bumpy side down and take a couple of Vitamin I before I hit the sack. I've been thinking about buying an 1/8" Thinlight for a little added padding plus insulation so I can use...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear NightLite pad...
August 27, 11:18am

Re: Practical Backpacking
Almost all of the tech forums I participate on have the same rule. Its for the reasons that Mike mentioned, its easy for spammers to set up a Hotmail or Yahoo account and go to town. I'm sure y...

In GEAR » Practical Backpacking
August 27, 7:24am

Re: Thanks for the insight Adam
I hear you on the clothing Andrew. Campmor and Sierra Trading Post are my best friends there. I've made my own windshirt and insulated jacket from the kits at They really aren...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I'm new to this and I need some (a ton of) advice
August 23, 6:15pm

Re: I'm new to this and I need some (a ton of) advice
--I've studied gear lists and everyone will of course recommend that I need to gather my gear and see how big of a bag I need. However, I don't have the money to gather it all right now, an...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I'm new to this and I need some (a ton of) advice
August 23, 5:32pm

MYOG headlamp?
Graham, that's a great headlamp, but 1 lbs and $60! I'm looking for something a little simpler, cheaper, and of course, lighter. Thanks for the link though, I may be able to find something ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG headlamp?
August 22, 8:18pm

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