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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: Large carnivore protection
Do you use hiking poles? Just start swinging. I thought I might have to do that to a deer one time. We don't have much in the way of large, scary animals here. Some bears and mountain lions ar...

In Philosophy & Technique » Large carnivore/omnivore protection
July 06, 10:11am

Free camera, but...
Neat-o. Free stuff is always the best. So... the big question on everyones mind is where DID you win it from? Anyone care to venture a guess? Adam

In Photography » I have a new Digicam for my SUK kit
July 03, 3:26pm

Re: Re: 'Survival' kits
My survival kit is pretty small. I do all of my hiking on well established trail and don't feel the need to have anything too extensive. On a lanyard around my neck I carry a whistle and pinc...

In Gear Lists » Survival gear list
July 03, 8:35am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: SUL and UL: Seeking Converts
I would lean to agree with Mark. In my progression towards lightness I've managed to keep the costs to a minimum. Being in college and only working a minimum wage job for very few hours a week ...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL and UL: Seeking Converts
June 30, 11:28am

Re: Love on the trail?
I didn't necessarily find love on the trail but I have found a girl that doesn't mind me hiking. She tells me that she wants me to go hiking whenever I seek permission. Its probably because...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Love on the trail?
June 30, 5:23am

Re: Losing the pounds
Sounds great! Its good to hear you all were stressing lightweight and it looks like it worked pretty well. Still pretty heavy by most of our standards but a huge improvement over what I hear the pa...

In Editor's Roundtable » Is National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ready to Go Light?
June 29, 11:36am

Re: Need to make poles for Zeus 2EXO
I actually have a Zeus 2 at home and am going there for the weekend. If you haven't got your answer by then I'll go ahead and pull them out and measure them for you. I could probably do the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Need to make poles for Zeus 2EXO
June 29, 11:30am

Re: Re: SUL and UL: Seeking Converts
We should maybe all start spending the weekends we aren't hiking hanging out in/near gear outfitter stores. When we see someone checking out packs or sleeping bags that are way (weigh :)) too h...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL and UL: Seeking Converts
June 29, 9:59am

Re: Seeking converts....Create the rituals first :-P
I'd be down for trying some Scotch. For the initiation ceremony would could toss the new members onto the trail with a 5 lbs base load to prove they will survive and be comfortable with that l...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL and UL: Seeking Converts
June 28, 6:30pm

Re: SUL and UL: Seeking Converts
I think that the seminars that BPL and Andrew Skurka do are great at getting the word about UL out. I know a lot of people I talk to about UL backpacking think I'm crazy or being unsafe to go o...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL and UL: Seeking Converts
June 28, 9:40am

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