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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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Re: Could "have".... Not " of"
My mom complains when I say I'm eating a "healthy" apple She says "it's healthful, not healthy" Since she repeats the same things over and over, I now say "if...

In Chaff » Could "have".... Not " of"
July 26, 9:48am

Re: Pertex is OK.
I made a down vest out of Pertex Quantum and a jacket out of eVent Quantum - rain resistant - a few drops will be shed but steady rain will get through eVent - much beter rain resistance - ev...

In GEAR » Feathered Friends bag using Pertex instead eVent-Which one to get?
July 26, 9:44am

Re: enjoy a storm in style
"After a hike I really enjoy, sitting down, and eating, watching nature, kicking back, etc.... I find this especially spectacular when able to watch a storm, with wind, lighting, rain, etc...&...

In GEAR » SpinnTwinn, tarps in general
July 26, 9:26am

Re: MYOG Pyramid Tent
Hey! that looks just like my tent : ) your seams look very well done - symetric and even - good job I just got back from using mine a few days at the beach I think that design works prett...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Pyramid Tent
July 25, 4:59pm

Re: Non baggy, finely sized pants recommendation
If they're baggy they'll be cooler - more air flow

In GEAR » Non baggy, finely sized pants recommendation
July 20, 9:54am

Re: planning to make a tarp (back to SilNylon)
Uh oh - don't get addicted to doing MYOG stuff There are a few articles on BPL under MYOG that might offer a few hints how to do it

In Make Your Own Gear » planning to make a tarp (back to SilNylon)
July 19, 11:54pm

Re: pillow
What about Mike's tip of using several gallon zip top bags partially inflated? I've had the same problem, head rolls around, I just use a foam pillow but it's kind of heavy - about 5...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pillow
July 19, 3:28pm

Re: Dimensions
Nice! How tall is it? What's the diameter of the pole? How many sections? I believe you said it's carbon fiber. Let's see, you could put two people end to end in 15.5 feet. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Giant tipi
July 19, 10:51am

Re: Re: Re: Don't Have to Leave The US to be Ripped Off...
"based on what economic metric?" Canada unemployment rate is 7.4% compared to 9.2% in U.S. No speculative bubble in real estate prices that caused a financial collapse because they ...

In GEAR » American manufacturers ripped off by Aussie greed
July 18, 2:30pm

Re: Re: Don't Have to Leave The US to be Ripped Off...
"I live less than a kilometer away from the plant that make the most gas that Canada and what we export to the US, and its 1.11 a liter (4.55 a gallon). you guys in the states have it good whe...

In GEAR » American manufacturers ripped off by Aussie greed
July 18, 2:16pm

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