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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: Re: Help with chooosing a 3 season quilt
That's a great point about the width. I made my quilt based on JRB dimensions and as a side sleeper found 48" to be too narrow. I roll over a few times during the night and always ended up...

In GEAR » Help with chooosing a 3 season quilt
August 06, 12:29pm

Re: Re: Or why...
--Tis a shame we can't simply appreciate the effort, even if we don't completely understand it or wouldn't be interested in doing it ourselves.-- Well said. Anyone know the SKT (S...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New JMT Speed Record
August 06, 9:26am

Re: Help with chooosing a 3 season quilt
Like Dan, I've currently got a 30 degree quilt. I've pushed it below the rating with all my extra clothes but I wouldn't want to do it regularly. In fact, it kept me from going out much...

In GEAR » Help with chooosing a 3 season quilt
August 05, 9:27pm

Re: Re: Need opinions on MYOG jacket vs ??
--If you don't enjoy figuring it all out and making it, then probably it's better to just buy stuff that's already made?-- That's the conclusion I came to on making clothing. I m...

In Make Your Own Gear » Need opinions on MYOG jacket vs ??
August 05, 6:11am

Re: camera batteries
I had a Wasabi battery for my Panasonic G3. I didn't see in appreciable difference in performance between it and the Panasonic battery. I only owned the camera for a few months so I can't c...

In Photography » camera batteries
August 04, 2:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Favorite REPUROPSED Containers...
I couldn't help myself. I apologize. Adam

In GEAR » Favorite REPUROPSED Containers...
August 03, 5:50pm

Re: Which GPS
I also have the eTrex 20 mentioned earlier. It works great for me under pretty heavy tree cover. I use mine mostly for logging the trip to look at and share later but will admit that having the map...

In GEAR » Which GPS?
August 02, 3:12pm

Re: Favorite REPUROPSED Containers...
20 oz Smart Water bottle. I love those flip-tops they have. For more water storage 1L Dasani bottles are lighter than Aquafina bottles. But the wide-mount Aquafinas are easier to pour a drink mix i...

In GEAR » Favorite REPUROPSED Containers...
August 01, 9:45am

Re: Insulation - loft versus ounces
Depends on the type of insulation you're talking about :D For down the loft (given in inches) tells you how thick the layer of down. The more loft, the more insulation you'll have. Fill...

In GEAR » Insulation - loft versus ounces
July 31, 2:38pm

Re: Carrying a GPS unit on/in backpack
I have mine on a short leash (~6") and clip the free end to a loop on my shoulder strap. Then I toss the unit (eTrex 20) behind my neck on top of my pack. It does have a tendency to slide off ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Carrying a GPS unit on/in backpack
July 30, 11:12am

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