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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: 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

Re: Any Sports Fans?
I'm just waiting for football season to start again. In between that is hiking season, with a little overlap once football starts again lol! I catch some auto racing every now and then too but...

In Chaff » Any Sports Fans?
April 16, 7:31am

Re: Ryan, a question
Are you questioning the spork!?! Blasphemy! I like mine because its titanium. It also seems to grab Ramen a hair better than a normal spoon. Mostly because its titanium though :). Adam

In Editor's Roundtable » Is National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ready to Go Light?
April 12, 7:06pm

Re: RyanF gearlist
Looks like a great list. Only suggestions I have are for the pack, check out the Zpacks Z1, there are a couple of reviews here on it. Its about the same volume as the Amp, but weighs 5.2 oz. Its mo...

In Gear Lists » RyanF gearlist
April 11, 3:17pm

UL/SUL school
I would love to be able to take a course on UL/SUL backpacking and get college credit for it! Doing something like NOLS, where I go out and do something that I love and get credit for it always app...

In Editor's Roundtable » Is National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ready to Go Light?
April 11, 12:35pm

Re: ULA Amp pack
There are a couple of reviews in the Reader Reviews section here and at backpackgeartest.com. Adam

In GEAR » ULA Amp pack
April 10, 5:28pm

Re: Your Avatar
Mine is from a trip I did on the Ozark Trail a week or two ago. I ended up getting rained out but got a couple of neat pictures beforehand. Its just an OT trail marker, nothing to too fancy. Adam

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your Avatar
April 09, 11:28am

Re: SUL packs & trek pole usefulness?
Well, maybe they don't seem as useful for hiking, but we still need them to set up our shelters! I like trekking poles for keeping balance when crossing creeks, logs, or the like. Even with a l...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL packs & trek pole usefulness?
April 08, 5:33pm

Re: Hop, Skip, Puke
We've played video games and tried doing Calculus on multiple occasions while drunk. Halo 2 and Quake 4 are quite entertaining to play with a drunk guy. The only way I ever win is if most of th...

In Chaff » College is finally getting exciting...
April 08, 11:38am

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