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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: I want to believe
I don't know what we're talking about I googled the guy. He's done a bunch of great things at NASA. His warp drive proposal seems kooky, but then occasionally a kooky idea become...

In Chaff » I want to believe
May 07, 12:24pm

Re: Never buying from REI again
Last year there just wasn't anything at REI I wanted to buy. I used to buy butane canisters, but the ones at Freddies are cheaper, even with the REI 20% off coupon. I'm member 257xxx

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 06, 11:29pm

Re: I want to believe
What caused the "big bang"? I think that if you count the number of planets in the universe, and do some probability calculations, that after about 13.8 billion years, one of the plane...

In Chaff » I want to believe
May 06, 11:27pm

Re: Re: Re: you'll NEVER believe the INCREDIBLE THINGS in this POST!
Yeah, combining synthetic and down is a problem, because synthetic wears out after a few years (or whatever) but down should last more or less forever. So, if you have a garment with down and sy...

In GEAR » I'm ashamed of you, BPL'ers
May 06, 7:51pm

Re: re
Funny thing, when I was there August 2007 it was frozen too: View from farther back: Pretty scenic. Yet, it's pretty nice from the PCT also and I don't necesarily disagree.. T...

In Pre-Trip Planning » PCT in Washington - variations and side trips?
May 06, 7:43pm

Re: re
Yeah, PCT is probably the best of the Goat Rocks. You could do a side trip to Goat Lake. Mt Adams is a little more difficult than just a walk up. Maybe you need ice axe and crampons, maybe you...

In Pre-Trip Planning » PCT in Washington - variations and side trips?
May 06, 4:01pm

Re: Layering for Beginners
If you lose the long johns, rain pants, mid layer, and wind shirt you save about 2 pounds I wear nylon pants, shirt, rain jacket, and insulated vest - down to 25 F or so. Front zippers to regul...

In Editor's Roundtable » Layering for Beginners
May 06, 8:27am

Re: Re: Vinyl
and I suppose you guys like film cameras too? what about horses and buggies?

In Chaff » Space
May 06, 8:04am

Re: Re: Dead Zones
ambiguous from text, but nothing else makes sense - 650' horizontally is tiny in an ocean : )

In Chaff » Dead Zones
May 06, 8:01am

Re: Re: Dead Zones
650 feet vertical is a lot try diving that deep very little sunlight goes that far down if sea creatures have to go down below the sunlight layer, that would effect them

In Chaff » Dead Zones
May 05, 10:55pm

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