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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: Lightweight shelter for 6' side sleeper?
I'm looking to replace my BearPaw Luna 2 in the fall. It weighs about 26 ounces with all the bits and pieces and for the same weight I could be using a Tarptent Notch or SMD Lunar Solo, both of...

In GEAR » Lightweight shelter for 6' side sleeper?
July 09, 10:23am

Re: Another Sawyer Squeeze Question
What Jerry described is basically what I do. I have two bottles and the Squeeze on the outside of my pack. One bottle is for clean water, the other is for dirty. When I get to a water source I fill...

In GEAR » Another Sawyer Squeeze Question
July 05, 12:05pm

Re: summer sleep pad for hotter regions
Cots/hammocks are great for the summer. Obviously a cot is going to be unwieldy to pack but for the same 1.5 lbs your Prolite 4 weighs you could bring a simple gathered end hammock. You can even ge...

In GEAR » summer sleep pad for hotter regions
July 02, 12:13pm

Re: Dpreview
My best piece of advice is to not worry so much about the gear. The various forums can be a good place to learn but its easy to get sucked in to thinking you need the newest camera, lens, or gadget...

In Photography » Where do I start?
July 02, 8:54am

Re: Dirty Girl Disappointment
My Dirty Girls have been pretty durable. They've outlasted a pair of shoes at least. But the thing I don't like about them is the velcro. I've had a hard time keeping anything stuck to ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Gaiters: State of the Market Report 2013
June 28, 11:42am

Re: Lightweight, Windproof, Waterproof Shell Mitten under $50?
CAMP Windmit'n - 15 grams for the pair, windproof but not necessarily waterproof, but only $30. Those are the cheapest ones I've seen. I actually keep a couple of dog-poo bags in my hipb...

In GEAR » Lightweight, Windproof, Waterproof Shell Mitten under $50?
June 28, 8:22am

Re: Light/UL/SUL & Warm synthetic vest recommendations for summer
I've got an Arcteryx Atom LT vest. It weighs 238 grams in size Medium. The Patagonia Nano Puff vest is another one I looked at but I found the Atom used on Gear Swap for a great price. They'...

In GEAR » Light/UL/SUL & Warm synthetic vest recommendations for summer
June 25, 10:40am

Re: Backpacking with heavyweighters
I lead hiking trips now and again. For me, getting the mileage right was the hardest part. Like you, I'm used to going hard all day and still feeling fine when I get to camp. But I quickly real...

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking with heavyweighters
June 25, 9:19am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Update...
Wow, some how I missed this entire thread after following your original one with great interest. Is it too late to get a pair? Thanks, Adam

In Make Your Own Gear » EXODUS sandals....who's in?
June 20, 8:35am

Re: Talk to me about trail runners
I've been hiking in trail runners for years. I just bought my first pair of zero drop shoes, Merrell Trail Gloves, last fall and have been using them for running and working out and love them. ...

In GEAR » Talk to me about trail runners
June 19, 8:21am

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