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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.

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"The authors of the Constitution made it extremely difficult to pass an amendment to the Constitution, so changing how our representatives are elected is almost impossible." There are ...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
February 23, 8:26am

Great article, thanks Nice that it has references to back up claims I only carry one pint of water with me. Only recent time I've had a problem was a day hike in the summer - should have...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
February 23, 8:12am

According to wikipedia, regular activated charcoal has "many areas where flat surfaces of graphite-like material run parallel to each other, separated by only a few nanometers or so" S...

In Make Your Own Gear » Where to get NANO activated carbon?
February 22, 8:40pm

I wonder how long it would last Especially if it was a high wear surface like a pack or floor

In Make Your Own Gear » American Silnylon not Acceptable?
February 22, 8:30pm

I like the video - self evident without any unnecesary talk What would be good is to treat one side of the tent and put something like paper towel inside - treated side not mist, untreated side ...

In Make Your Own Gear » American Silnylon not Acceptable?
February 22, 8:27pm

Wait a second I thought that the government is incompetent at doing anything Ooops wrong thread

In Chaff » Christchurch earthquake
February 22, 4:54pm

Sometimes French seam is easier to do in small object like small stuff sack

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - Stuff Sack Questions
February 22, 1:28pm

This isn't what you meant, but Go to the NOAA snow website: http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/interactive/html/map.html?mode=pan&zoom=&center_x=++-122.317&center_y=++45.317&ql=st...

In Winter Hiking » Estimating snow depth after rain and temperatures above freezing
February 22, 1:01pm

Keep your cool Don't freak out and start doing things without thinking Keep thinking of contingency plans Enjoy the experience, hopefully you'll survive and it will be a good memory

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your Heuristic Hierarchy
February 22, 9:57am

I have had a vent at the peak - 4 openings that are about 4 inches square each It didn't seem like it made much difference I think to be effective, a vent has to be like several feet squa...

In Make Your Own Gear » my new silnylon tent project....
February 22, 9:54am

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