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jerry adams (retiredjerry) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Oregon and Washington
About Me I started hiking about 45 years ago. My first backpack was 40 years ago. I currently try to do one backpack trip of 5 nights every month (which can be tricky in the winter) 20 to 50 miles. Mostly I stay around Mount Hood, Columbia Gorge, Mount Adams, Goat Rocks, and the Olympic Peninsula. In recent years I have shifted to lightweight - my pack weight without food and water is about 15 lb (7 kg). I make a lot of my own gear - silnylon tarp-tent, bivy, synthetic bag, simple bag style pack. My sleeping pad is a Therm-a-Rest air mattress.

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Re: tape?
I don't know about seam tape but I try to make my packs waterproof. I use silnylon. Coat the entire inside surface after it's all done with silicone : mineral spirits. Stuff inside st...

In Make Your Own Gear » seam sealing xpac/silnylon
October 04, 12:44pm

Re: Re: Best non-slip ground cloth?
I've done that - coat bottom and top of bivy floor - maybe 10:1 ratio though It got worn off the bottom after a few trips. Next time I won't bother coating the bottom but probably the t...

In GEAR » Best non-slip ground cloth?
October 04, 9:19am

Re: Please help me layer
base layer, fleece, jacket probably won't be warm enough hanging around in the morning or in the evening base layer, Zonal, jacket would probably be warmer if in the morning you immediate...

In GEAR » Please help me layer
October 04, 9:05am

Re: re: seam sealing xpac/silnylon
Don't use seamgrip on silnylon, won't stick Diluted silcone 10:1 with mineral spirits soaks into the threads and thus makes the seam much more waterproof even if it's PU fabric

In Make Your Own Gear » seam sealing xpac/silnylon
October 04, 8:36am

Re: were to buy 3m double sided cuben tape supposed to be good tape for cuben 1/2 inch wide but maybe they make 3 mm also

In Make Your Own Gear » were to buy 3m double sided cuben tape
October 04, 8:32am

Re: Seam sealing - some basic questions
I never seal my silnylon tent seams and haven't noticed any leakage I've used GE silicone diluted with 10 parts mineral spirits Permatex Flowable Sealant from the auto store is suppos...

In GEAR » Seam sealing - some basic questions
October 03, 5:35pm

Re: Anyone made their own baselayers?
I've made my own base layers Started with a shirt that was the right size, made a pattern out of it I always make everything a little baggier. More room for air to circulate to reduce sw...

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone made their own baselayers?
October 03, 4:45pm

Re: Nice
Ooops - my scale that I got on Dan's recommendation has 0.1 g resolution Michael - same here - I get old clothes and disect them to make pattern and figure out how to make it. Now, I have a...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Down Vest
October 03, 4:14pm

Re: Re: Re: Good places to backpack around San Fran Bay Area
Rogue River in Southern Oregon is nice. I usually do it every winter. Kind of far from San Francisco but... Lost Coast is supposed to be nice - I gotta do it sometime - kind of far away from m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Good places to backpack around San Francisco bay area in the winter.
September 25, 9:07am

Proper site selection
The bad thing is that sometimes, the terrain that makes a puddle, can be a nice flat place when it's dry. Then, in the middle of the night after it's been raining, it becomes a puddle agai...

In GEAR » Bathtub groundsheet vs. traditional groundsheet
September 25, 7:27am

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