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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: NW GGG
June - a lot more rain What do they say, summer starts on July 5? (after all the July 4 partiers have been rained out)

In Pre-Trip Planning » Anyone up for a Western Washington UL GGG?
November 27, 9:22am

Re: Re: Re: Why Elizabeth Warren and Rand Paul offer glimmers of hope — but not for 2016
If they don't submit to assimilation then they're assassinated? Not assassination as in ending their life, but like Howard Dean suggested political ads be limited, and then the media end...

In Chaff » Why Elizabeth Warren and Rand Paul offer glimmers of hope — but not for 2016
November 26, 8:58pm

Re: Re: SilPoly
So does the HH test correlate with waterproofnes from an extended rainstorm? Of course, Richard Nisely does the most HH testing. Doesn't he do this as a professional as opposed to us amateu...

In Make Your Own Gear » SilPoly
November 26, 8:51pm

Re: Re: Re: SilPoly on hammock forums
standing on it will apply pressure so closer to what would happen in rain. it'll be interesting to get a HH measurement or someone using it in the rain. good test though and interesting f...

In Make Your Own Gear » SilPoly
November 26, 10:37am

Re: Re: Down Vest from Nike
Why would you have a little down and then holes for ventilation? Better to omit the down and the holes. Looks kind of cool though...

In GEAR » Down Vest from Nike
November 26, 10:34am

Re: SilPoly on hammock forums
To test waterproofness, just filling it with water isn't sufficient, although that's a good test. In the rain, rain drops drop through the air and hit the tent with velocity. Pressure i...

In Make Your Own Gear » SilPoly
November 26, 8:53am

Re: Made in 'Merica
I like to buy from U.S. or a country that has approximately balanced trade with us, like Canada. Not because the U.S. is "exceptional", but because it's bad for both our economies....

In GEAR » Visited the new Arcteryx store in Portland
November 25, 9:22am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Onerous BPLrules
if not for onerous rules, you could change your name and remove the asterisk

In Chaff » Onerous BPLrules
November 24, 9:59pm

Re: Easton Aluminum
cat along ridge I made something similar with a cat along ridge and it worked good. Maybe 1" or 2" deflection at the center. Once, it was windy and rainy and rain blew in the head ...

In Make Your Own Gear » The 3 yard shelter challenge
November 24, 2:34pm

Re: Foot elevation
0.34 Easton aluminum pole from tenpoletechnologies or questoutfitters, 26" is about 1 ounce aluminum arrow shaft or golf club handle?

In Make Your Own Gear » The 3 yard shelter challenge
November 24, 12:33pm

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