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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: Backpack advice
The ULA packs might be worth checking out. They are all made of Dyneema and the Conduit and Relay might fit your needs great. Check them out at www.ula-equipment.com. Hope you find this helpful. ...

In GEAR » Backpack advice
January 17, 1:34pm

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In User Test Forum » Link test
January 16, 5:39pm

Re: Thanks
Right now REI has the Roclite 315 on sale for $60. They have a number of sizes available too. Adam

In GEAR » Hiking shoes
January 16, 5:37pm

Re: Hiking shoes
I wear Salomon Tech Amphibs for 3 season trips. I like that they drain water quickly and allow my feet to dry faster. I haven't had any problems with twisting my ankle on any terrain, so I'...

In GEAR » Hiking shoes
January 16, 4:12pm

Re: TiGoat EPIC bivy pictures and details
This bivy is next on my list after I see what MLD comes out with and the new ULA Amp. Great pics, it looks like it will be really nice. Adam

In GEAR » TiGoat EPIC bivy pictures and details
January 16, 3:41pm

Re: Wool and Synthetic
Wow Doug, I'd never thought about doing laundry in a Ziploc before. That's a great idea, I'm surprised I've never heard of it elsewhere. Its such a simple to solution to smelly clot...

In Editor's Roundtable » Comfort and Moisture Transport in Lightweight Wool and Synthetic Base Layers
January 16, 1:15pm

Re: ULA Amp and new SUL pack availability
I can't wait to see the new Amp! It sounds like just what I'm looking for. I'd love to get an MLD pack, but I don't know if a silnylon pack would hold up for me. I try to be gentle ...

In GEAR » New Golite Line NOW for sale
January 15, 7:22pm

Re: Re: UL Guy Line?
If one were so inclined they go do some good ol' physics/statics calculations and figure out the load that each line would be subject to under varying wind conditions. I for one have no desir...

In GEAR » UL Guy Line?
January 12, 11:25am

Re: Re: Re: Pictures
No harm in not having your own scale. I don't have one here with me at school either. I have make a list of things I need to weigh and do it when I go home. You might check the post office. T...

In GEAR » Large Titanium Goat Bivy
January 12, 8:38am

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

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