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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.
Cityportland
Stateoregon
Countryusa

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Re: Taxes
"To make it more interesting. If you are paying for the procedure yourself (i.e. cash up front) you can negotiate a real good price. Better than the insurance rates in some cases." Wha...

In Chaff » America's Wealth Gap -- No. 39 in the World
October 31, 10:40am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Roam Mountain MYOG Gear Test
When it's near freezing which is the worst condition, I cover my shoulders with insulated layer. Am experimenting with different fabric and colors outside this. Make sure that above my should...

In Make Your Own Gear » Roam Mountain MYOG Gear Test
October 31, 10:30am

Re: Re: Roam Mountain MYOG Gear Test
"Would a piece of fabric added at neck level to form a curtain separating the air in the head and body areas help? " Would that curtain fabric get wet, then wick water to your insulation?

In Make Your Own Gear » Roam Mountain MYOG Gear Test
October 31, 7:53am

Re: water loss
"you lose significantly more water through respiration during a night than you do by way of transpiration" Recent threads say the same thing I'm too lazy to find links

In Make Your Own Gear » Roam Mountain MYOG Gear Test
October 30, 10:05pm

Re: Roam Mountain MYOG Gear Test
That's what I thought you meant. I have same experience - any fabric that's above the top of my shoulders has to be flat to the ground, or water vapor from breath will hit it, condense o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Roam Mountain MYOG Gear Test
October 30, 8:13pm

Re: Re: UL Liquor bottle
I use PET juice bottle for 95% Everclear, haven't noticed any problem, although I have developed an odd twitch, do you suppose that has anything to do with it? Just kidding, no twitch.

In GEAR » UL Liquor bottle
October 30, 7:24pm

Re: The high cost of Health Care
"The problem is the total cost of health care." I agree totally. This is screwing everything up - medicare, private health insurance,... I think the solution is doing the care that...

In Chaff » America's Wealth Gap -- No. 39 in the World
October 30, 7:19pm

Re: Re: Roam Mountain MYOG Gear Test
Very nice set of gear Jamie What do you mean, head in hood first night = bad condensation, head out of hood second night = little condensation? I don't understand what you mean head in an...

In Make Your Own Gear » Roam Mountain MYOG Gear Test
October 30, 7:01pm

Re: Re: Its really two triangles
I agree with Jonathan and Lance Side of tent has a base of 9' and a height of 7.5' Little traingle on top has a height of 2.5 feet, so base of little triangle / 2.5' = 9' /...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pyramid - math help
October 30, 6:44pm

Re: Taxes
I believe that at some point, "Obama Care" will put some limits on for profit insurance company overhead. That is, unless the for profit insurance companies "contribute" enou...

In Chaff » America's Wealth Gap -- No. 39 in the World
October 28, 9:33pm

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