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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: A couple more, again.
I like the first picture. Under side of jaw.

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
August 18, 7:47am

Re: Wonderland - 1st Week Sept
did you try http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewforum.php?f=1&sid=4f52df55e3d646bf4d65ab571355b35e

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland - 1st Week Sept
August 17, 9:19pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Extreme one day precipitation events increase
even if the increased CO2 effect is manageable having wind turbines, improving automobile efficiency, reducing house energy use,... has a number of other advantages fossil fuels are getting m...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
August 17, 10:50am

Re: Re: Re: Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
"tapes lose alot of strength in the cold" I keep going back and forth on making a Cuben tent that Argon silnylon at 0.7 oz/yd2 sounds better except they're out of stock

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 16, 5:04pm

Re: blurring
I hate it when they get a picture of my swimming pool when it's green

In Chaff » Blur your home on Google maps
August 16, 3:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Thermodynamics with down
If the insulation just gets damp, it won't collapse the insulation. If you measure the loft, it's unaffected. Either down or synthetic. That dampness will evaporate, and that takes a l...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thermodynamics with down
August 16, 1:21pm

Re: sleeping naked
If I have marginally enough insulation, my feet will get cold. The body automatically restricts blood flow to feet to keep torso at temperature, but then the feet are cold.

In Philosophy & Technique » Thermodynamics with down
August 16, 8:36am

Re: Re: Sawyer Mini Tips
I just use 2 liter soda bottle. Make mark at 1 cup and 2 cups so I can use it to measure. Cut off top above the 2 cup mark and throw that away. It doesn't collapse in my pack, but there'...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini Tips
August 15, 8:07pm

Re: RE: Clo question
If you were an "M" or "Mlife" person you could read articles by Roger, me, and Matthew Morrissey on how to measure : )

In Make Your Own Gear » Climasheild ratings
August 15, 2:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Interesting
Marketers like to come up with some cool different idea like maybe spiral baffles. Differentiates their product from others. If they're clever marketers, it can "go viral". Gener...

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta Karo Step?
August 15, 9:35am

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