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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: Conversion from Military Heavweight Backpacker to an Ultralight Enthusiat
Like a lot of other people said, 11 lbs is really good. After the monster load you carried before its going to feel like nothing. My usual baseweight is usually between 8-10 lbs but I mostly do wee...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Conversion from Military Heavweight Backpacker to an Ultralight Enthusiat
August 30, 8:38am

Re: trail wind
--theres pinholes in mine-- Sounds like you're solving the breathability problem. :D Adam

In GEAR » Lighter alternative to Arcteryx Squamish hoody windshirt
August 23, 12:01pm

MYOG Apex quilt finished!
After a failed attempt at making a sleeping bag for my wife I salvaged the insulation and decided to make myself a summer quilt to pair with my recently purchased EE RevX 20*. Salvaging the insulat...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Apex quilt finished!
August 23, 8:20am

Re: New REI warranty, few questions about it......
Just a note, I'm not having the best experience dealing with Cabela's "lifetime" warranty on their clothing. I've got their Goretex Paclite jacket and it uses five of the same...

In GEAR » New REI warranty, few questions about it......
August 22, 3:13pm

Re: What piece of gear do you lose most often?
I don't lose much on the trail. In fact, the only thing I recall losing in the last 8-10 years is a bag of tent stakes. I was car camping and remembered before I got far from the campground tha...

In GEAR » What piece of gear do you lose most often?
August 22, 1:50pm

Re: ultralight hoody that's casual?
My Large Melanzana Microgrid hoody weighs 10.2 ounces. It's got a roomier fit that I think looks pretty casual. I wear it to work quite a bit. Adam

In GEAR » ultralight hoody that's casual?
August 22, 12:17pm

Re: MYOG down quilt
Great looking quilt, Daniel. You forgot the most important thing though, how much does it weigh! You know that's all we really care about here :D I just got the material to make a 2.5oz Apex...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG down quilt
August 16, 8:58am

Re: Trail Runners in Rocky Envoriments (New England)
Its pretty rocky here in the Ozarks, although probably not as bad as you have it. I've been using trail runners for 8 years or so, most of them with a pair of Inov-8 Flyrocs. I think after awhi...

In GEAR » Trail Runners in Rocky Envoriments (New England)
August 14, 2:44pm

Re: 50L or so Packs under 18 oz
The Borah Gear Stealth is 54L and mine weighs 16.2 ounces w/ two hipbelt pockets. The hipbelt is lightly padded and it comes with a sternum strap. Mine is the Dyneema X version, the 140D would be a...

In GEAR » 50L or so Packs under 18 oz
August 14, 10:25am

Re: Why do we have to wait for gear?
FWIW, Tim does have some "stock" items. Mostly RevX 20* and 30* in standard black/black. They have the shells made up and stuff them when the order comes is, presumably so you can still c...

In GEAR » Why do we have to wait for gear?
August 09, 12:45pm

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