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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
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Re: what?
My wife brought two kids into my family. One of them has one kid, the other none. So you're saying it's fine to have the global population increase? Don't worry that more populat...

In Chaff » Obamacare...the real world
April 11, 11:41pm

Re: Re: Fins
Shine a bright light (like the sun) from one side, white screen on the other, in the shadow you can see where the exhaust gas is going. If the exhaust goes mostly outside the fins, the fins will...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 11, 11:28pm

Re: Fins
You need more cross section area for exhaust to flow between fins and can You need a wire around the fins, applying pressure so they have better thermal contact with can. Have the fins go bel...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 11, 11:06pm

Re: practice what you preach
Why would I keep it to 1 kid? Oh, I get it, you're using that political science trick of exhagerating my position and then ridiculing it : ) My parents had 4 kids. Us 4 have had 10 kid...

In Chaff » Obamacare...the real world
April 11, 10:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: "Generally not invading our neighbours"
I agree with you, we should quit beating our chest and uping the ante on sanctions, especially if we're not certain France or whoever will go along with it. It does seem like countries shoul...

In Chaff » "Generally not invading our neighbours"
April 11, 10:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Bear Wires
I've never been there, although I've been close, I was thinking about doing it a month ago Trail was okay according to that portlandhikers.org trip report. One difficult stream crossing

In Post-Trip Reports » Avalanches in the Olympic National Park (Video by Critter)
April 11, 6:08pm

Re: Bear Wires
a month ago, a National Park person said there are bear wires at O'Neil, Pyrites, and Enchanted Valley. That's on my list. Supposed to be more bears there than most places. I was going...

In Post-Trip Reports » Avalanches in the Olympic National Park (Video by Critter)
April 11, 5:25pm

Re: Three quilt questions.
I've wondered the same thing - I like your two diagrams Maybe with synthetic insulation, it doesn't compress so much so you don't need a differential cut so much. I've never d...

In Make Your Own Gear » Three quilt questions.
April 11, 5:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Lawyers...
If one state, Texas for example, weakens their laws, then businesses will go there. Then other states will weaken their laws to keep all the businesses from going to Texas. Employees end up w...

In Chaff » ah, pesky government regulations strangling small business!
April 11, 4:55pm

Re: Re: "Generally not invading our neighbours"
The best thing we could do is do a technology transfer of fracking to European countries. With more emphasis on the press-release/propoganda They're already probably doing technology tran...

In Chaff » "Generally not invading our neighbours"
April 11, 4:24pm

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