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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: Got a tarp - Need a bivy
In Oregon usually only bugs for a couple months. I can usually choose a destination not in it's bug prime. I have 4 foot diameter circle of bug netting. Put my feet in sleeping bag. Netti...

In GEAR » Got a tarp - Need a bivy
July 16, 9:04pm

Yeah Roger's stove is probably better for really cold temps. If you don't want to fiddle with putting canister in a bath of water or ... It weighs less and you'll never make up for...

In Editor's Roundtable » Jetboil Joule Review - Part 1, Overview
July 16, 5:23pm

Re: Re: Kings Canyon National Park
I walked along - disturbed Grouse right next to trail - it ran away slowly but it looked like it was injured - after a while it suddenly got better and flew away. Must have been trying to lure m...

In Post-Trip Reports » Kings Canyon National Park
July 16, 4:58pm

Re: d
I've used a lot of boots that were Gore-Tex or eVent that were waterproof Going through wet brush or wet snow Sometimes they'll be waterproof for a number of trips, then they'll s...

July 16, 4:52pm

Re: Life Can Be Pretty Cool With Kids

In Chaff » Life Can Be Pretty Cool With Kids
July 16, 4:00pm

From Roger's article http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/canister_stove_efficiency_p3.html average upright canister stove was 11.6 g/L, four Jetboil models were between ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Jetboil Joule Review - Part 1, Overview
July 16, 3:50pm

Re: Re: Your subjective comfort score for sleeping pads, 1-10
same here foam pad not comfortable. Poor sleep. Too bad because it weighs little and never deflates. torso length not real comfortable because my legs hang off edge, plus they get cold, reg...

In GEAR » Your subjective comfort score for sleeping pads, 1-10
July 16, 7:28am

Re: Re: Dead fish and threads
Hiking in Trinity Alps - Deer Lake Some guy there by lake. I said hi. He said that the frogs are just fine and they shouldn't be poisoning fish. Seemed like sort of an odd greet...

In Fishing » Parks Service in SEKI May Poison Trout
July 16, 7:23am

Re: Re: Re: Snow
wrap #18 guage galvanized wire around your boots. Provides a little grip in icy conditions.

In Gear Lists » Sept JMT Gear List
July 15, 7:50pm

Re: What does everyone think of the new US Topo map type from USGS?
I've noticed the same thing New version has pretty colors and things but actually less information, like they don't show trails. Maybe I just haven't "turned that on" or s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What does everyone think of the new US Topo map type from USGS?
July 15, 6:06pm

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