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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: The REAL Seargeant Rock?
I highly doubt this is the REAL Sgt. Rock. This particular troll's posts are almost identical in format as those of good 'ol VP. Sgt. Rock already has his own site and is highly active in...

In GEAR » To Use Footbeds or Not to Use Footbeds
January 11, 6:39pm

Re: WTB: TorsoLite ground pad
There was one posted in the For Sale section a few days ago. I'm not sure if it sold or not yet. Adam

In Gear Swap » WRB: TorsoLite ground pad
January 11, 5:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: To Use Footbeds or Not to Use Footbeds
Yep, this guy is very VP-like. Adam

In GEAR » To Use Footbeds or Not to Use Footbeds
January 11, 5:08pm

Re: Pictures
Could you post the weight? It looks great, did you get to choose the color? That seems like a strange combination of colors, but I guess its not necessarily a fashion show in the BC! Adam

In GEAR » Large Titanium Goat Bivy
January 10, 9:53pm

Re: Glasses or Contacts?
I wore glasses for about 4 years and I've been wearing contacts for 6 years now. I like contacts because I don't have something I have to worry about breaking. Contacts have the disadvantag...

In GEAR » Glasses or Contacts?
January 10, 9:33pm

What exactly is clo?
So I've been reading a lot of threads that reference 'clo' when talking about synthetic insulation. I have never heard of this before and was wondering if someone could educate as to wh...

In Make Your Own Gear » What exactly is clo?
January 09, 3:38pm

Re: Alcohol fuel storage question
I'm not saying this is the best means of doing it, but for weekend outings I use a 4 fl oz contact solution bottle. Its very light and holds just enough fuel. My bottle weights just 16 grams. I...

In Gear Lists » Alcohol fuel storage question
January 08, 12:59pm

Re: re: SUB 3 LB LIST; ouch.
Brett, I used to have the same problem. I started packing in Scouts, where you had to bring two or more of almost everything. I got into the mindset that at some point I might need everything in me...

In Gear Lists » Sub 3 lb List
January 05, 11:36am

Re: extra insurance
Probably more food. I always like to eat food and its weight will go away so I wouldn't feel so bad about throwing it in at the last minute. Otherwise, I might bring some extra clothing dependi...

In GEAR » extra insurance
January 02, 12:28pm

Re: Base pack weight
Base pack weight normally refers to the weight of all items in your pack, including the pack, with the exception of food, water, and fuel, known as the consumables. This weight doesn't include ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Base pack weight
December 30, 6:46pm

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