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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: Patagonia most arrogant comapny?
I came up with a humorous commercial for Vaseline (it involved Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and a locker room, but anyway...) and sent it to them via email. They replied basically saying that they h...

In GEAR » Patagonia most arrogant comapny?
February 01, 4:59pm

Re: New MLD products/New SUL products from other companies?
I would venture to guess that MLD is coming out with a lot more Cuben Fiber products just by looking at the weight of some of the gear on the page right now. I wouldn't want to give away any in...

In GEAR » New MLD products/New SUL products from other companies?
January 30, 1:09pm

Re: Re: Mini-bull beercan alcohol stove?
I'll second the tealight. I was surprised at how well it worked too. 1/2 oz alcohol for boil and basically weightless (doesn't register on my scale at least), couldn't ask for much more...

In GEAR » Problems with Ultralight Outfitters Beercan Stove
January 28, 9:17pm

Re: How big a cup for cooking?
All the freezer bag meals I've made have required 8-12 oz of water, so I use a trimmed down Foster's beer can. When paired with my tealight it performs great. It may take awhile to boil, bu...

In GEAR » How big a cup for cooking?
January 28, 9:15pm

Re: what's wrong with vargo titanium nail stake?
They probably aren't selling well enough to justify keeping them around. For me personally, price is a huge factor in whether or not I buy a product. At $12 for 3 stakes, each stake is $4. I ca...

In GEAR » what's wrong with vargo titanium nail stake?
January 27, 2:04pm

Re: A little help with a poncho tarp
It sounds like you spread the lines out too far, instead of staking the lines to the ground slightly outside the pullouts. You could use some trig to figure how far (horizontally) from the pullo...

In GEAR » A little help with a poncho tarp
January 21, 8:22pm

Re: a backcountry latte maker
You could write your own book! MYOG in a sense. Although it would probably be heavier than an Ipod, since you have to carry paper and pencil. If you're anything like me though, you aren't ...

In GEAR » Backpacker's "Gear Guide" just out
January 21, 3:50pm

Re: Find Number Left For Sale At SAC also shows a count of how many of each item is left and also displays items you may have missed. You can check the number manually as well. Just right click on the page and select &#...

In Gear Deals » Find Number Left For Sale At SAC
January 21, 1:47pm

Re: What about trying this...?
I do that as well, though not just in the winter. In the summer it keeps the water from warming up in the tube. Its always a shock to go for a sip of refreshing water and get a mouthful of hot wate...

In GEAR » Light Insulation With Water Bottle Pockets?
January 21, 1:04pm

Re: Dehydrated Water
When I was in scouts we convinced one of the kids that we had some dehydrated water. We gave him a gallon size ziploc bag, and told him the directions had said 'Add 4 liters of water and shake ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrated Water
January 21, 12:50pm

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