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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
Countryusa

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Re: Re: Re: color of pack, sleeping bag,...
If you want a color to stand out, like flourescent orange, sometimes you want it on a tent in case you're stationary, hoping someone will come and rescue you. Sometimes you're walking out....

In GEAR » color of pack, sleeping bag,...
September 20, 8:53am

Re: Re: Run times
There is an advantage to gradual dimming - it lets you know you have to replace batteries but you still have lots of time, so you don't need to carry a spare set. My Lithium batteries last a...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 20, 7:58am

Re: Re: color of pack, sleeping bag,...
If pack is white or aluminized, and it's in the sun, it'll be much cooler because it absorbs less sunlight. Pack is often in the sun as I walk along. Tent, sleeping bag,... normally are...

In GEAR » color of pack, sleeping bag,...
September 20, 7:49am

color of pack, sleeping bag,...
Seems like a pack should be light colored. White would be good. Relective material would be good. Then, my cold water bottle will stay cold inside. And any food I want to keep cold. Sleeping...

In GEAR » color of pack, sleeping bag,...
September 19, 11:37pm

Re: Overuse of the prefix "Due to global climate change..."
I almost always hear people say that they don't know for sure that it's due to global climate change. And lots of conservative interpretations of scientific studies - actual effect of in...

In Chaff » Overuse of the prefix "Due to global climate change..."
September 17, 3:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Single AA battery headlamps
"3 batteries are especially problematic if I want to use rechargeables..." I've used rechargeablea for AAA but it's not worth it. A hassle. Like you said, chargers do even nu...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 17, 1:12pm

Re: Mideast legacy? Militarism, empire
I have no problem with anything you're saying Kat. I don't think there are any clear decisions about all this. I think Obama did make the decision to pull out of Iraq. Yeah, Bush had...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
September 17, 11:23am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Office Politics
he'll do very well then as a Dilbert boss : )

In Chaff » Office Politics
September 17, 11:11am

Re: Re: Mideast legacy? Militarism, empire
"Carter was the last president I have/had any respect for" I didn't like him at the time but he's looking better and better. I think he has good ideas about the middle East no...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
September 17, 8:45am

Re: Trails are the Problem
Ha, ha,... I totally disagree with Nick Yosemite is great. A lot of people enjoy it. Leave it as is. A lot of places are more wild for those of us that don't like the crowds in Yosem...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 16, 5:44pm

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