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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: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Office Politics. Retarded monkeys (devolution)
Howard Dean spoke up against all the money going into political ads which was a threat to the financial well being of the networks. Then, they took his voice off his mike in a crowd of loud, che...

In Chaff » Office Politics
October 11, 5:25pm

Re: USB Rechargeable
I got a USB charger that plugs into my car cigarette lighter plug. When I plugged in my Sansa Clip, it fried it. I got another Sansa Clip that I used for a year, then I hit the volume control...

In GEAR » New camera
October 11, 2:58pm

Re: convertible
When not using fingers, put them in your pocket. That will warm up better than a fold over mitten.

In GEAR » Everyone ought to buy a pair...
October 11, 2:52pm

Re: Re: I don't understand the product
Very easy to make your own fingerless mittens. If the fleece is stretchier in one direction, make sure it's around your fingers, not lengthwise. You can make a pattern by just tracing l...

In GEAR » Everyone ought to buy a pair...
October 11, 12:22pm

Re: I don't understand the product
I don't see much advantage to gloves over mittens. Fleece over fingers inhibits dexterity. You want fingerless if you want to do stuff. If you're fingerless, the difference between glo...

In GEAR » Everyone ought to buy a pair...
October 11, 12:17pm

Re: When?
I made similar fingerless mittens - basically, just cut off the ends - both the fingers part and the thumb part. Then I can use it for most camp chores.

In GEAR » Everyone ought to buy a pair...
October 11, 10:33am

Re: Re: Bernette sewing machine
With my Janome I sewed through 3D mesh, 3 layers of 200D fabric, and 3/8 inch closed cell foam. It wasn't the dense foam like blue foam, but a lighter weight material. Sometimes, when I sew...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bernette sewing machine
October 10, 5:09pm

Re: Bernette sewing machine
I've used Janome for years - works great One thing good about modern machines is low maintenance. I never do anything. I remember my mom's old machine had a manual with 20 points you...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bernette sewing machine
October 10, 2:16pm

Even Jimmy Carter is now saying Obama is late to respond to ISIS And Panetta - but on PBS newshour http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/leon-panetta-worthy-fight/ Judy Woodruff asked him if we had arm...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
October 10, 8:52am

Re: Re: Re: Single AA battery headlamps
so, from Eric's data, the 14500 rechargeable Lithium ion batteries weigh 50% to 75% as much as NiMh for the same capacity. A flashlight might weigh 1 ounce less. If you had several devices ...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
October 10, 8:18am

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