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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: He still died
but you got to admire him a little. He went in with a bag of rice. It was almost bad luck that he just happened to eat some bean that caused him to not metabolize. Otherwise he would probably ha...

In On the Web » How Chris McCandless Died: An Update
February 12, 10:12pm

Re: Re: time to grow up
When I was young I picked green beans and strawberries. If kids today weren't so spoiled, they'de be doing that too... Is that the softball I'm supposed to be hitting out of ball ...

In Chaff » Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
February 12, 6:56pm

Re: Re: How Chris McCandless Died: An Update
Yeah, upon further research the specific chemical was different, but Krakauer's basic story was the same, a poison that prevented metabolisis of food, not starvation. I thought Krakauer'...

In On the Web » How Chris McCandless Died: An Update
February 12, 6:48pm

Re: Look everybody, I'm a PRO!
too bad you were a week early to Pt Reyes : )

In Chaff » Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
February 11, 8:28pm

Saudis financed Al Queda and ISIS
Saudis financed Al Queda and ISIS One of many stories: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/iraq-crisis-how-saudi-arabia-helped-isis-take-over-the-north-of-the-country-9602312.html# ...

In Chaff » Saudis financed Al Queda and ISIS
February 11, 12:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: (Warning: Politics)
yeah, let's hope Merkel is successful. Unlikely but possible. if she can say those crazy Americans are threatening to arm Ukrainians, maybe that will help thank goodness oil prices have ...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 10, 6:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Where to learn self-arrest
google youtube videos that show how to do it read books, like Freedom of the Hills Go to a snowy place, find a steep slope with good run-out in case you don't stop. Start sliding and the...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Where to learn self-arrest
February 10, 6:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: (Warning: Politics)
Maybe some negotiated settlement where Putin can say he won Russia ended the Afganistan war because they suffered prolonged caualties, like our Vietnam. Maybe us talking about arming the Ukrain...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 09, 8:33am

Re: Re: Re: Re: (Warning: Politics)
I don't agree #1 unanimous EU and NATO ultamatum would cause Putin to back down. I don't think he'll back down. If the war ends and the sanctions are ended, then Putin won't b...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 08, 11:49pm

Re: Re: (Warning: Politics)
That's good because you got two opinions rather than just saying one or the other is true You can't say with certainty we should or should not arm the Ukrainians. Either approach has ri...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 08, 9:32pm

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