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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: Like a glove
The reason gloves are warmer than mittens is less surface area In mittens, the heat doesn't leak sideways out the fingers like a glove does

In Philosophy & Technique » Thermodynamics with down
August 14, 8:31am

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funny that Putin is retaliating for sanctions by refusing food imports. pretty minor effect on the countries exporting the food. Major effect on hungry Russians. It's too bad the U.S. di...

In Chaff » The case for foreign policy restraint. ( not to be confused with isolationism)
August 13, 8:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: head in the sand
I hope not Things sure seem a mess right now

In Chaff » The case for foreign policy restraint. ( not to be confused with isolationism)
August 13, 4:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: head in the sand
I'm not dismissing these as skermishes. It's horrible. We should never have done it... Plot from wikipedia "United States military casualties of war": You can see the do...

In Chaff » The case for foreign policy restraint. ( not to be confused with isolationism)
August 13, 3:53pm

Re: isis
I think Kat's link had it righter than most - ISIS was created because we occupied Iraq, killed Iraquis, now they're pissed off and getting even. There's a lot more history that goes b...

In Chaff » The case for foreign policy restraint. ( not to be confused with isolationism)
August 13, 2:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: U.S. "Humanitarian " Bombing of Iraq: a redundant presidential ritual.
"Very, very poorly, unfortunately" What could he have done differently Political expediency is not a bad thing. If you do "the right thing" but no one goes along with it,...

In Chaff » The case for foreign policy restraint. ( not to be confused with isolationism)
August 13, 1:50pm

Re: Re: head in the sand
"Then again, you'd have to go back quite far before you'd find an administration who's foreign policies weren't an unmitigated disaster - before either of us were born..."...

In Chaff » The case for foreign policy restraint. ( not to be confused with isolationism)
August 13, 1:39pm

Re: Re: Re: U.S. "Humanitarian " Bombing of Iraq: a redundant presidential ritual.
W had "a plan" but hadn't started executing it Obama actually did it

In Chaff » The case for foreign policy restraint. ( not to be confused with isolationism)
August 13, 1:26pm

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Withdrew troops from Iraq, U.S. deaths have been eliminated, Iraquis killed by Americans cut to zero so future hatred of U.S. is way reduced - a future ISIS won't be created - that all seems po...

In Chaff » The case for foreign policy restraint. ( not to be confused with isolationism)
August 13, 1:07pm

Re: head in the sand
I think there have been decades of stupidity and now we're getting the results When you take military actions, in the short term things are better When you ease up on military actions, in...

In Chaff » The case for foreign policy restraint. ( not to be confused with isolationism)
August 13, 11:37am

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