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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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"Thanks everyone! Also yes, the top strip in cuben is to keep from soaking out the upper with your breath." It sounds like someone has spent cold nights in their quilt, with breath con...

In GEAR » I know we decided gear sucks and all, but check this out: Cuben Infused Cyanocitta.
January 25, 11:38am

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Nice! Why do you use Cuben at the top? I believe that's the top baffle.

In GEAR » I know we decided gear sucks and all, but check this out: Cuben Infused Cyanocitta.
January 25, 8:53am

down clothing and synth sleeping bag or vice versa?
should you have down clothing and synth sleeping bag or vice versa? I do a lot of winter backpacking in Oregon and Washington - good description Dale But when you set up your tent it doesn...

In GEAR » Down in the PNW
January 25, 8:43am

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I was on Yocum Ridge on Mount Hood in Northern Oregon. I was going to get water but I had some left over which I offered to someone who had camped nearby. They gave me half a tangerine back whi...

In Philosophy & Technique » The Kindness of Strangers
January 24, 6:11pm

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I've made booties with CCF bottoms, and walked around on them, but it's easier to walk around in shoes or boots. I'de rather just take my simple "tube" booties off, put on ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Want To Do A MYOG Winter Tent
January 24, 5:25pm

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I sometimes wear damp socks in my synthetic sleeping bag in Western Oregon and Washington and they dry out by morning, even in humid conditions. And jacket, pants, or shirt but they usually dry ...

In GEAR » Down in the PNW
January 24, 3:22pm

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You can use down in the PNW. just have to keep it dry. Either put it in a waterproof bag or have a waterproof pack. If you're exercising make sure you're not sweating. And if i...

In GEAR » Down in the PNW
January 24, 2:39pm

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This is a good project for leftovers. That's what mine are. The fabric was leftover from a tent and the insulation was leftover from a vest or top bag. The previous version blew away in ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Want To Do A MYOG Winter Tent
January 24, 2:27pm

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I think I used 3 ounce Climashield from owfinc.com - they have something like that currently Anything would do - the booties are small enough area that weight isn't that important You cou...

In Make Your Own Gear » Want To Do A MYOG Winter Tent
January 24, 1:50pm

booties
On foot: Obviously not good for walking around on. On floor: 2 pieces of light nylon 23 inches (in the up the leg direction) by 18 inches (in the around the leg direction), one pie...

In Make Your Own Gear » Want To Do A MYOG Winter Tent
January 24, 12:21pm

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