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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
Countryusa

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Sriracha
ahhh... I knew something was fishy there I just got my conspiracies wrong Still, I want some of that hot sauce that's so hot they got sued : )

In GEAR » Sriracha!!!
November 14, 9:58am

Re: OS Ah-ha (second attempt)
That sounds reasonable - yeah, nylon not stiff so wants to assume circular shape But then baffles should be perfect circles - baffle width = loft. That's what you get with symetric sewn thr...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 14, 9:56am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Jerry's baffle
yes, just use H, multiply by 1.3 for overstuff. That's the same as if you used conventional box baffles. I don't think there's any max limit to down bag. Make it as big as you want...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 14, 8:41am

Re: Re: Sriracha
"It's sold empty. Capacity 1.25 fl oz" So, you're paying $7 for an empty bottle that you can attach to your keychain Just a fad thing It would be kind of cool though, to ...

In GEAR » Sriracha!!!
November 14, 8:17am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Jerry's baffle
So to do apples to apples comparison Apex - 3.1 yd2 - 4.1 oz for fabric, 15.5 oz for apex, 19.6 oz total Down - 3.1 yd2, 2 inch loft - 5.3 oz for fabric, 12.3 oz for down, 17.6 oz total Ye...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 14, 8:10am

Re: Tom from Car Talk
Two years ago they said they were retiring, but they just kept going. I assumed they just changed their mind. Now I know the rest of the story. The last two years they've been doing re-run...

In Chaff » Tom from Car Talk died
November 13, 11:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Jerry's baffle
I made a hybrid quilt/bivy that I've used for about a year - 4 inch baffle spacing, 2 inch loft and a 12 inch square test piece - 2 inch baffle, 1 inch loft pictures of test piece which i...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 13, 11:30pm

Re: Jerry Pyramid copycat success!
Nice looking tent, good job

In Make Your Own Gear » Jerry Pyramid copycat success!
November 13, 5:17pm

Re: Jerry's baffle
My favorite post from BPL was when Daryl said "can we get back to talking about me?" Us old people are just glad to have someone that will listen to us : ) And back when I was worki...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 13, 4:59pm

Re: Jerry's baffle
just looking at my 2 inch baffle/1 inch loft test piece, and 4 inch baffle/2 inch loft bag, the top flattens, not the sides: Maybe you have 5% less cross sectional area. I just ignored it -...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 13, 2:37pm

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