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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: 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

Re: Re: Backpacking w/ dog?
>>Uhmmm.... The lightest one?<< I'd say the opposite, get a large one and have him carry a portion of your gear :). Since you aren't carrying it (hopefully) weight doesn'...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking w/ dog?
March 22, 11:11am

Re: ounces to loft
800 cubic inches is a measure of the volume the 1 ounce of down occupies. Therefore, if you had a baffle compartment had an area of 20 inches by 20 inches (400 inches sqaure), an ounce of 800 fp do...

In Make Your Own Gear » Down loft, heat, warmth, other info
March 21, 10:12pm

Re: Gabe's Gear list
I'll start with cheap easy stuff since you're a full time student (I know what its like, I'm in the same position). Unless you're going to be out for a long trip you don't need...

In Gear Lists » Gabe's Gear list
March 21, 2:05pm

Re: Has anyone completed the down jacket kit from Thru-Hiker?
I've made the Liberty Ridge windshirt, Kinsman pullover, and a quilt kit since Christmas. The LR and Kinsman both came with patterns for a variety of sizes and were relatively easy, even thou...

In Make Your Own Gear » Has anyone completed the down jacket kit from Thru-Hiker?
March 21, 1:14pm

Re: What do you sleep on?
GG Nightlight Torso (pack under my legs) and GG spinnaker ground cloth. And forget the compressed down, I just finished a homemade quilt (17.5 oz) that I used successfully down to 30* the other nig...

In GEAR » What do you sleep on?
March 20, 3:28pm

Re: Re: Ray Jardine bans people from his website
Ray knows all. Refer to the post right before yours :). Adam

In GEAR » Why are the Ray Jardine books so expensive?
March 20, 8:28am

Re: Backpacking w/ dog?
My girlfriend is getting a sheltie (Shetland Sheepdog) in a few months and I was thinking about maybe trying to bring him on the trail with me sometimes. They're really smart dogs but can be a ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking w/ dog?
March 15, 11:27am

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