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Adam Rothermich (aroth87) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Missouri Ozarks
About Me Graduate of Missouri S&T with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

I got my start hiking in Scouts and earned Eagle in 2004. Continued hiking in college and took an interest in trail maintenance/ construction.

I really like making my own gear and my favorite piece of gear is my homemade down quilt.

Other hobbies include playing with photography, computers, and tinkering with electronics.

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All Forum Posts by Adam Rothermich

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Re: AT in June
Looks like a pretty good list to me. Ironically you have a lot of gear that I have/would like to have. The only real concern I have is only having pictures of the maps on your camera. That's al...

In Gear Lists » AT in June
April 26, 3:16pm

Re: Re: Dark humor
I'm sure I would get the name of the person (they should have some kind of ID on them right?). From there it wouldn't be too hard to contact the family and say "Uhh... I kind of stole ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Great Finds
April 25, 3:39pm

Re: Re: Overnight Gear List
Good suggestion about buying a scale. I have a 'Good Chef' brand scale that I got at Wal-Mart. It was pretty cheap and measures in 2 gram increments. If you want to experiment a little tr...

In Gear Lists » Overnight Gear List
April 25, 3:16pm

Dark humor
Don't worry Kevin, unfortunately I'm not able to convey sarcasm over the internet very well. Of course I wouldn't steal stuff from a dead person's pack. Unless it was really dang co...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Great Finds
April 25, 1:58pm

Re: Great Finds
I found one of those little rubber band thingies Leki sold to keep your trekking pole together. I gave it to my brother because my poles came with something like that and his didn't. I've s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Great Finds
April 25, 12:59pm

Re: Overnight Gear List
First off you've got it all wrong, don't measure in fractions of a pound, measure in fractions of an ounce! :) On a serious note, I would never bring an axe with me. It goes against LNT...

In Gear Lists » Overnight Gear List
April 25, 11:35am

Re: Sleeping shirt?
It depends for me. On shorter (weekend trips) I'll usually just sleep in my hiking shirt. If its warm enough and there aren't many bugs I take it off and let it dry and bit while I'm in...

In GEAR » Sleeping shirt?
April 24, 8:01pm

Re: Ultralight Rain Mitt - Any suggestions?
ULA has their Mist Overmitts: http://ula-equipment.com/mist.htm They might be a little more durable than the MLD's but I wouldn't expect them to last forever either, though I've nev...

In GEAR » Ultralight Rain Mitt - Any suggestions?
April 23, 2:33pm

Re: Better yet, Goggle Maps
Its only 3462 miles... Actually, I just got around to reading the blog and figuring out how to enable the trail layer. Its pretty neat, it has cool pictures and directions to the trailheads. I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Google Earth Adds Hiking Trails
April 18, 6:00pm

Re: Compass with adjustable declination
My compass weighs 1.20 oz w/ its lanyard. It has a mirror and declination markings. I've never really needed to do much navigation with it, but the declination where I hike is only about a half...

In GEAR » Compass with adjustable declination
April 17, 10:35pm

All Reader Reviews by Adam Rothermich

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Melanzana micro grid hoody
Let me just echo everything the previous reviewer said. The fit is great, not tight and not baggy, the sleeves are just the right length, and the pocket is useful. As for the hood, I was a little s...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
February 11, 12:53pm

BPL FireLite Mini Firestarter
I keep this around my neck with some other "just in case" items. I too have a little bit of a hard time getting it to work consistently and use matches as my primary means of fire starting. ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
April 15, 8:57pm

Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
I've been using my GG 1/8" Thinlight both to supplement my GG Nightlight Torso and as a sit pad. Its great with the torso pad to insulate your legs on colder nights. It provides some addi...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
February 21, 10:55am

Petzl e+LITE
Like Craig, I don't use a light that much, mostly just for chores around camp that I can't preform with only moonlight. As such I was tired of lugging around my "heavy" 3 oz PT Auror...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 07, 9:56am

Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper
One more person to note how fragile it seems. I've got a spinnaker tarp and groundsheet, so I was aware how fragile it seemed but I always feel a little wary when I sit this pack down. So far I ha...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 16, 9:16pm

Gossamer Gear
I placed my first order from Gossamer Gear, a Nightlight Torso and Lighten Up! DVD last Wednesday. I received my first order from GG last Saturday. Now that's fast! As for their products, they se...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 06, 8:37am

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
I just received my Nightlight torso and these are merely my initial observations. It is REALLY light, mine weighs 3.6 oz. I bought it to replace an older Thermarest pad that weighed about 26 oz and t...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 06, 8:34am

Lighten Up DVD with Glen Van Peski .
For only $5 this DVD has a lot to offer. I began converting to UL backpacking awhile ago, but reading books and advice on the forums just isn't quite the same as seeing it in action. I'm a v...

In Books and Media
March 05, 1:13pm

Princeton Tech Aurora
I picked up the PT Aurora 4 or so years ago when I was starting to get into backpacking. I looked at a few different headlamps, but at the time this seemed like the best value. Since then it has b...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 30, 1:27pm

Tealight stove Tealight
After not getting great results with other alcohol stoves on my SP 700 I decided to try out the tealight stove. Nothing could be easier to 'make.' Just find an extra tealight laying around th...

In Stoves - Alcohol
January 11, 10:12am