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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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Another plus for cottage gear
This isn't directly related to the MLD discussion but just thought I would share. I placed an order from Gossamer Gear on Monday. They billed me and gave me a tracking number less than an hour...

In GEAR » MLD Delays
July 20, 7:25am

Re: You're little more than a complex impedance...
This has nothing to do with the topic at hand but when I saw the subject "You're little more than a complex impedence" I had horrible flashbacks to Circuits. I was just praying imagin...

In GEAR » Carbon Fiber Poles in Thunderstorms
July 20, 7:10am

Re: Service to ourselves
I've done some volunteer trail maintenance with the Ozark Trail Assoc. We go out and either clean up existing trail or do re-routes or construct brand new trail. Its a lot of fun and really rew...

In Philosophy & Technique » Service to ourselves
July 19, 10:18am

Re: Re: Weighing gear?
The gear calc that Mitchell linked to is the one I use. I tried a handful of the ones from the BPL contest and they are great and full featured but... I prefer the simplicity of the one from Chris....

In GEAR » Weighing gear?
July 18, 4:49pm

Re: Weighing gear?
I just have a "Good Cook" food scale from Wal-Mart. It weighs in 1/8 oz or 2 gram increments and has a capacity of 5 lbs. I usually just weigh all of my individual items and put them in a...

In GEAR » Weighing gear?
July 18, 1:45pm

Re: What's on your (UL) wish list?
Materials for my own poncho tarp. Same thing, except for a bivy. ULA Conduit. I've always like the look of it. Not sure exactly what I would use it for since I don't end up doing many lon...

In GEAR » What's on your (UL) wish list?
July 18, 12:41pm

Re: Can you say Apple @ $130plus ? *
Kevin, yes Microsoft bad :). As for Apple, my brother has a Macbook and its prettier than all get out. I would surmise to say I'm a little jealous of its good looks and how well its works for ...

In Multiple Use Gear » iPhone for Backpacking-Ready or Not?
July 16, 7:19am

Re: Re: iPhone for Backpacking-Ready or Not?
It not really backpacking ready, or ready for sale, but if I were to get something like an iPhone my money would go to the FIC Neo1973 It is about half the price of the iPhone and best of all isn&...

In Multiple Use Gear » iPhone for Backpacking-Ready or Not?
July 14, 7:59pm

Re: Podcast: Married to an Adventurer - Coping Strategies for the Front Country (Carol Crooker)
I mean to take a listen to this when I get home. If its good I'll recommend it to my girlfriend. I always feel a little guilty leaving her. Adam

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Married to an Adventurer - Coping Strategies for the Front Country
July 11, 2:22pm

Re: Belts?
I wear a Patagonia belt similar in style to the Bison belts. It weighs in at 2.18 oz. I tell myself I could use it to rig up a splint should the need arise, to make it a multi-use item. Its also ...

In GEAR » Belts?
July 08, 2:03pm

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