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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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I've been there before - wet definitely sucks

In GEAR » The D prize: for 1st synthetic down cluster
February 05, 8:20pm

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can you pull the valve out along the joint that's leaking if so it would be a lot more effective putting sealer on it and pushing it back in polyurethane glue like McNett Seam Grip or ...

In GEAR » Kooka Bay
February 05, 6:31pm

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Ryan, in his article, states points 1, 2, and 3, and the part after 3 without any supporting references to any data or anything. He did refer to a 1992 Mountaineers article. But that's okay...

In GEAR » The D prize: for 1st synthetic down cluster
February 05, 4:41pm

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I agree that wet is bad, nothing really to argue about I should quit being an engineer and just blank out when I read about the 24x conduction If the volume of your sleeping bag insulation be...

In GEAR » The D prize: for 1st synthetic down cluster
February 05, 1:36pm

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and the other bad thing about being wet is that your body heat will start drying it out takes much more than 24x to evaporate water

In GEAR » The D prize: for 1st synthetic down cluster
February 05, 12:23pm

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The 24x difference in conductivity between water and air is an irrelevant factoid The problem is that it loses loft as the fibers get wet. The volume of the bag will still be mostly air. There...

In GEAR » The D prize: for 1st synthetic down cluster
February 05, 12:16pm

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You really want to seal the ridge when it's set up It will stretch out the seam then put the sealer in and let it dry If you seal it un stretched, then when you set up the tent it will st...

In GEAR » Seam sealing
February 05, 11:43am

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In User Test Forum » POST A LINK
February 05, 9:31am

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Just one person's opinion: Don't need to seal tieouts - they're on the edge, any water will just drip onto the ground I don't think you need to seal the ridge either. It'...

In GEAR » Seam sealing
February 05, 9:24am

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bottom opening pack - very innovative - don't need to worry about water leaking in

In Make Your Own Gear » video of fastpacking gear
February 05, 9:15am

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