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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: Peanuts
huge +1 that irregardless isn't a word? (I hate people that correct others for using that non-word - it's a word now) the way water rights are assigned is weird - highest rights per...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 25, 8:29pm

Re: scientifically proven?
there were some links in that other thread, for example or

In Philosophy & Technique » Cold acclimation/adaptation - good or bad?
March 25, 8:21pm

Re: Re: Saving Water in a Drought
I was driving I-5 north of Sacramento, noticed a lot of drip irrigation in farms

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 25, 8:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Wind shirts in use
"You would have to make a robe out of M50 to = 5oz" Maybe a little less than that - it was a jacket - hood, zipper, pockets, lining on hood and shoulders,...

In Multiple Use Gear » My "wind shirt" rant...
March 25, 6:28pm

Re: Wind shirts in use
I made an M50 rain jacket - essentially the same as a windshirt - maybe 5 ounces because it's longer and bigger around Walking around Mt Hood last year it was pretty good. Weather report sa...

In Multiple Use Gear » My "wind shirt" rant...
March 25, 6:14pm

Re: Habit
"If it is yellow, let it be mellow. If it is brown, flush it down." or - if it's yellow, let it mellow, if it's brown, flush it down kind of rolls off the tongue a bit bette...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 25, 5:28pm

Re: sansa vs iPod
Colors??? I know something has gone to the "marketing" dogs when they offer various colors : ) I had 4 gig version but it wasn't quite big enough, 8 gig better 8 gig has enough...

In GEAR » mp3 podcasts
March 25, 9:08am

Re: re:
I got a clip, fried it by charging with car charger that put out 12V I got another, hit it on the side and the volume up button broke so all I could do is turn the volume down I got a sport a...

In GEAR » mp3 podcasts
March 24, 11:39am

Re: Less comfortable, but works
I've also just had raw edge inside. Sew a couple rows of stitches to prevent unraveling from impacting the seam.

In Make Your Own Gear » alternative to the French seam with momentum 90
March 24, 10:29am

Re: bread sacks with vapor barrier noes and wool sock
I put bread socks directly on feet, and they "turned into prunes". Seemed like high risk of getting blisters,... Maybe I should have had thin socks under bread bags?

In GEAR » Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
March 24, 10:27am

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