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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: Re: Re: The most "non lightweight" thing you've seen on the trail
Granted, this was for a trail construction outing but its still the most non-lightweight thing I've carried. I was leading a backcountry trail building event, we were hiking in just two miles, ...

In GEAR » The most "non lightweight" thing you've seen on the trail
September 13, 12:20pm

Re: The best warranties?
Leki's warranty on aluminum poles is great. Adam

In GEAR » The best warranties?
September 11, 10:35am

Re: Turkey Bag Cooking vs. Philmont Cooking Method
Yeah, I'd say switching them when no one is looking is probably a bad example to set. I'm not exactly sure what turkey bag cooking is. Is it just freezer bag cooking in a turkey bag? If so,...

In Philmont » Turkey Bag Cooking vs. Philmont
September 11, 10:29am

Re: synthetic post...3 items questioned
I've got the Atom LT vest and like it. If you catch it on sale I'd sale its definitely worth it. Its probably not as warm as some other vests since it has the stretchy side panels but if yo...

In GEAR » synthetic post...3 items questioned
September 11, 7:51am

Re: sansa clip 4gb
--does it have a real eq?-- I'm not sure about the original firmware but I installed Rockbox on my Clip Zip out of the box and it gives you a lot of options for customization, an equalizer b...

In GEAR » Suggestions for mp3 player?Not Apple
September 09, 11:09am

Re: where to buy stuff for less shipping?
If you order lots of stuff from Amazon, like my wife and I do, Amazon Prime is a pretty neat program. Free 3-day shipping for $75 a year with no minimum purchase. I think if you don't have prim...

In GEAR » where to buy stuff for less shipping?
September 06, 12:34pm

Re: whats the best trail mp3 player?
I've got a Sansa Clip Zip I use for working out/commuting/at work. Its itty-bitty, has a built-in clip, an FM tuner, accepts micro SD cards, and uses a standard micro USB cable for charging. Mi...

In GEAR » whats the best trail mp3 player?
September 04, 1:21pm

Re: Packing Light for Northern Tier
I went in 2001 (it sure doesn't seem that long ago...) so things may have changed. When I went we were issued Eureka Timberline tents. Obviously there are much lighter shelters though I'm s...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Packing Light for Northern Tier
September 03, 11:31am

Re: Re: Re: synthetic lightweight quilt
Yeah, the pack size is a definite disadvantage as is the life expectancy of the insulation. My 2.5osy Apex quilt packs into a 5.5L stuff sack, which is about the same size as my 30 degree down quil...

In GEAR » synthetic lightweight quilt
August 30, 1:48pm

Re: synthetic lightweight quilt
I was going to suggest making your own as well, but since that option is out the only people I've seen making synthetic quilts are EE and MLD. I just got an EE RevX (down) quilt and it puts my ...

In GEAR » synthetic lightweight quilt
August 30, 1:04pm

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