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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: Where to buy Pertex Quantum... or the equivalent of...
You can get Momentum90 from thru-hiker.com. Everything I've read shows that it performs as well or better than Pertex Quantum in breathability and waterproofness. I've been contemplating ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Where to buy Pertex Quantum... or the equivalent of...
August 17, 11:47am

Re: k-9 overcoat
Very cool. Is it down-filled? Your pup seems to enjoy it! Adam

In Make Your Own Gear » k-9 overcoat
August 15, 2:30pm

Re: What is everyone using for Trekking Poles?
Leki Ti Makalu. No anti-shock or PA. They weigh about 16 oz for the pair. I like them quite a bit and got them for 50% off! Adam

In GEAR » What is everyone using for Trekking Poles?
August 15, 12:15pm

Re: Need advice about trekking poles...
I'm 20 and have been using my poles for over a year. I love them and couldn't imagine not using them. They're great for tough hills and really enable me to go farther than I ever could ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Need advice about trekking poles...
August 15, 12:13pm

Re: Re: Bug Report - Large Font Size
I still can't read it without my contacts though... I thought I had accidentally zoomed, but all the other pages I went to were fine. Adam

In Community Support Forum » Bug Report - Large Font Size
August 13, 9:39pm

Re: Bash my gear (constructively please)
I'm just glancing back and forth at the gearlist and posting so my thoughts may not be entirely coherent but here we go anyway. Ditch that big, heavy tent and go with something like a Tarptent...

In Gear Lists » Bash my gear (constructively please)
August 13, 9:36pm

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In Community Support Forum » Private Message PM
August 11, 12:13pm

New watch recommendation?
So I was canoeing today and in an attempt to avoid causing a pile-up I end up swamping the canoe and in the process losing my old Timex watch. It was kind of starting to fall apart and was the chea...

In GEAR » New watch recommendation?
August 07, 8:42pm

Re: Ul & Mainstream
It seems "The Man" has caught wind of our little club here and has taken an interest. I for one am glad. I engage in UL not to live a "lighter lifestyle" or because it makes me ...

In Chaff » Ul & Mainstream
August 06, 8:31am

Cutting ripstop
A sharp pair of scissors has worked well for me. It will keep the edge from fraying as much when you cut it. You will need to sear the edge if you don't want it to unravel though. I used a smal...

In Make Your Own Gear » cutting ripstop
August 06, 8:13am

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