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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: Re: Re: Black Bears
What? You shot one of those cute bears David??? I've heard that before, because of hunting, bears are more fearful of humans so they avoid us. That has to be good for the bears because int...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker killed in bear attack in northern New Jersey
September 22, 10:34pm

Record number of nights > 60 F during summer
It looks like 2014 will break record for number of nights during the summer that are 60F or above. This plot doesn't include the last couple days of summer. I think if this is included, then ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
September 22, 10:04pm

Re: Black Bears
Or if a black bear is way under weight in the spring and desperate for food And if you look at Herreros list or wikipedia bear deaths, black bears in Alaska and Canada are more like Grizzlies.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker killed in bear attack in northern New Jersey
September 22, 8:56pm

Re: LLama rescue
You would think the Llama has an owner that would have taken it back home??? Maybe we could introduce Llamas as wild animals?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Llama rescue?
September 22, 5:03pm

Re: Current status on mosquitoes (or other bugs) in Cascades (near Skykomish)?
A few bugs in Oregon Cascades. I swatted a couple but mostly just ignored them. Maybe bring DEET just in case. I almost always were long pants and shirt regardless of bugs. When we get a good f...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Current status on mosquitoes (or other bugs) in Cascades (near Skykomish)?
September 22, 1:26pm

Re: Mini trip-report: Goat Rocks weekend
yeah, that's a problem, pretty busy Not quite as bad from Snowgrass to Goat Lake, or to Cispus Pass, or to Old Snowy East side is nice - Teiton, Conrad Meadows, Surprise Lake, Warm Lake,....

In Post-Trip Reports » Mini trip-report: Goat Rocks weekend
September 22, 12:37pm

Re: Potty trowel
I use a stick, but I have never dug into a previously used spot in 100s of nights. I think it would be immediately obvious. Don't use a spot that's indented or outdented from obv...

In GEAR » Potty trowel
September 22, 9:18am

Re: Hiker killed in bear attack in northern New Jersey
How unfortunate Sounds like this is so rare, you don't need to worry about it. If you're expending mental energy thinking about bears, you might step wrong and break your leg : ) Bea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker killed in bear attack in northern New Jersey
September 22, 8:28am

Re: Alaska survival trip update
Your blog is an interesting read, thanks even though I'm not personally into hunting and fishing I thought blueberries were what you pick at a farm and huckleberries were what you pick in...

In Chaff » Survival Trip in the "Fortress of the Bears"
September 21, 2:15pm

Re: SpO2 levels on whitney
I'm normally 97% or whatever. At 5300 feet elevation I started night at 88% and gradually went up to 92%. Single readings can bounce around 4% over an hour. Best to log readings all night ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » SpO2 levels on whitney
September 21, 1:02pm

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