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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.
Cityportland
Stateoregon
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Insulation Mess
So you go directly from hiking to inside sleeping bag, and vice versa? I like to hang out for a while so some insulation is good, which I then wear inside sleeping bag. While I'm hanging out ...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 13, 2:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Figure your maximum use
yeah, if at altitude, like 10,000 feet, then you need to drink more water to avoid horrible headache standard advice is to carry 2 quarts if you're climbing a Cascades volcano

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 13, 1:28pm

Re: Re: Figure your maximum use
But I'm often hours between water sources. And typically I won't stop for water at all during the day. Maybe 4 or 8 hours. That would be 96 or 192 ounces of water = 6 or 12 pounds I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 13, 11:08am

Re: Re: The Insulation Mess
I'm not sure which Daryl I'm talking to, but You have to use your sleeping bag/pad/other stuff you're wearing, on a number of trips. For example: If one night it was 30 F and I...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 13, 10:01am

Re: Re: Figure your maximum use
yes, if you're carrying 24 ounces per water, that is a crazy amount of water (weight) to be carrying. better to carry as much water as your body is eliminating through sweat and urinating, m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 13, 9:49am

Re: Re: Re: The Insulation Mess
It's a slope difference degree F per CLO is more for a cold sleeper maybe you're making it too complicated: for MYOG, 2.5 oz Apex is 55 F, 5 oz is 30 F, etc. for average person ...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 13, 9:44am

Re: Re: Water Strategy
yeah, I look at urine color if it's fairly yellow, I'll start drinking a little more, if it's clear I'll quit drinking and if it's warm and I'm exercising, I'll pr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 13, 8:57am

Re: Re: valve vs jet
I've tried to get valve of Pocket Rocket apart but gave up eventually. But I use upright because I never go below 25 F or 20 F. I could try to take Soto apart but that might be unwise - m...

In GEAR » Recommend me a disposal cylinder stove
November 13, 8:20am

Re: Minimum temperature
according to wikipedia, propane boiling point is -43 F, so it should work down to that temperature the problem with propane, is that at normal temperatures, it has a lot of pressure, so you need...

In GEAR » Minimum temperature for inverted canister stove
November 13, 8:12am

Re: Re: Water Strategy
stream locations on maps are unreliable - I can think of many that are actually dry some streams go dry later in season, maybe not every year a good guidebook can be helpful or maybe you j...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 12, 8:38pm

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