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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: 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 REPURPOSED 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

Re: How do you photo guys do it?
No experience with mountaineering but I've brought my DLSR with me all kinds of places and not had any problems. I've got a Lowepro case that has a rain cover that I carry my D300 in when I...

In GEAR » How do you photo guys do it?
July 27, 7:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: RE: Unusual (and expensive) item that you consider worth it
Nope, it ends up just as smashed and unappetizing as you're probably imagining. I did it the first time as a joke. While discussing food choices for the trail someone joked about getting food d...

In GEAR » Unusual (and expensive) item that you consider worth it
July 27, 3:06pm

Re: What are the most useful inexpensive items you carry?
Smart water bottles. Lightweight and I love the cap. Even better that they work great with my Sawyer Squeeze. Mini Bic. Light enough that I carry two. One in my cookpot and a back-up in an Aloks...

In GEAR » What are the most useful inexpensive items you carry?
July 27, 2:58pm

Re: Gear lost while backpacking.
I left a stuff sack of titanium stakes at a campsite while car camping. I realized it shortly after I left but couldn't find them when I went back to look. The worst was when I canoed in th...

In GEAR » Gear lost while backpacking.
July 26, 7:00pm

Re: Re: RE: Unusual (and expensive) item that you consider worth it
I guess mine would be my DSLR and lenses. By far the most expensive thing in my pack. None of my actual hiking gear is all that expensive, I've either purchased used or made a lot of it. I thin...

In GEAR » Unusual (and expensive) item that you consider worth it
July 26, 10:09am

Re: New arcteryx stuff
I really like the looks of the Nuclei. Its a bit lighter and a bit cheaper than the Nanopuff which people here seem to love but didn't fit me very well when I tried it on. It doesn't state ...

In GEAR » New arcteryx stuff
July 25, 2:00pm

Re: Wearing a windshirt as a single layer in hot weather?
I'd much, much rather have something that breathes. There are all manner of shirts designed for sun protection that are much more suitable for hot weather. I really like fishing shirts. Most of...

In GEAR » Wearing a windshirt as a single layer in hot weather?
July 23, 6:12am

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