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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: FYI, Ben, I would be too afraid of accidentally…
LOL, Dale I know urine is sterile and wouldn't really harm you in anyway but just the thought of drinking it (or out of a container that has housed it) makes me a little queasy. Much less putti...

In Make Your Own Gear » pee bag
April 05, 9:57am

Re: Re: pee bag
--My pee bottle is a 32L wide-mouth Nalgene cantene.-- Ben, I would be too afraid of accidentally using it as a water bottle someday. No matter how well I cleaned it... bleh... You're a brav...

In Make Your Own Gear » pee bag
April 04, 5:46pm

Re: Bacon Bars
I've never heard of bacon bars but I do love bacon. Any one have any additional information? I'm intrigued... Adam

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 3000 Calorie Reserve Ideas?
April 03, 4:09pm

Re: You know you've hit bottom when..
I think I'm somewhat lucky that I don't have a lot of extra money to throw around for gear and when I do I have a really hard time letting go of it. I think the worst thing I've done ...

In GEAR » You know you've hit bottom when..
April 03, 10:57am

Re: Super Ultra Light "Off Set" Certificates
Do you have to carry the certificate with you, and if so do you have to add them into your base weight? I actually did my lightest trip yet the other day. About 7.5 lbs base weight for an overnig...

In Chaff » Super Ultra Light "Off Set" Certificates
April 01, 11:06am

Re: What is the best wicking t-shirt?
I have a pair of Columbia wicking shirts and agree that they start to smell very bad, very fast. They do wick and dry quickly and were cheap so I'm happy with them. I can't exactly afford a...

In GEAR » What is the best wicking t-shirt?
April 01, 9:34am

Re: New ULA Options for 2007
He also has a new product called the Mist Overmitts. There's not much info other than price but he says he will put some up along with pictures soon. They're probably something along the l...

In GEAR » New ULA Options for 2007
March 25, 9:34am

Re: Gabe's Gear list
I actually use a tealight and Foster's can setup. Here's some information on it. http://www.freewebs.com/jasonklass/subthreeouncesystem.htm Its great for solo trips and works very well....

In Gear Lists » Gabe's Gear list
March 24, 8:26am

Re: Down Quilt Kit From Thru -hiker.com
My roommate sleeps naked... He usually goes to bed after I do and stays under the covers pretty well so its not too bad. Anyway, I finished the down quilt kit recently and I love it. I would rec...

In GEAR » Montbell Super Stretch bag
March 22, 2:01pm

Re: Homemade down bag
600 fp *20 oz= 12000 ci. A lot of 15* bags have about 3" of single layer loft. What are the dimensions of the bag you propose to make? As long as the bag has around about 4000 ci of area you...

In GEAR » Homemade down bag
March 22, 11:19am

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