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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: Hipster & waist packs
Ken, my waist pack is 2L. It just barely fits my camera and lens, plus an extra lens with a hood, and an extra battery. (Side note, I'm digging m4/3 for hiking!). Its small enough that it doesn...

In GEAR » Zpacks multi-pack vs belt pockets
July 01, 8:14am

Re: Zpacks multi-pack vs belt pockets
I use both a waist pack and hip belt pockets. I have an Inov-8 Race Elite 2L that I carry my Panasonic G5 and two lenses in on the front, below my hipbelt. I keep a compass, chapstick, eye drops, a...

In GEAR » Zpacks multi-pack vs belt pockets
June 30, 1:13pm

Re: Strong tent stake....just one for a hexamid
I use Groundhogs too but have had good results with a ti shepard hook with a rock on top in a pinch like someone else said. Adam

In GEAR » Strong tent stake....just one for a hexamid
May 28, 7:20am

Re: Re: Synthetic summer quilt
I think you'll be fine with 2.5oz Apex as well. Mine is good into the 40's with a light baselayer and a hat for me. Maybe a light fleece top if I'm feeling extra chilly. I just used...

In Make Your Own Gear » Noob wants to make a summer quilt!!!
May 16, 7:38am

Re: Summer Quilt
Very cool! I made a similar quilt with 2.5oz Apex and 1.1 ripstop last year. It has some snaps and drawcords at the head and foot plus a velcro footbox and weighs 16.1 ounces. Its hardly worth it b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Summer Quilt
May 13, 7:42am

Re: FS - Bearpaw Luna 2 Silnylon Yellow
Bump and price lowered to $110 shipped. Adam

In Gear Swap » FS - Bearpaw Luna 2 Silnylon Yellow
May 07, 12:30pm

FS - Bearpaw Luna 2 Silnylon Yellow
Selling a Bearpaw Luna 2 in yellow silnylon. Comes with a stuff sack, guylines, and pole jack. I bought it off the Gear Swap a couple years ago but decided to go a different direction, turns out py...

In Gear Swap » FS - Bearpaw Luna 2 Silnylon Yellow
May 04, 2:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Ozark Trail suggestions
I'd probably start at Hwy 21. I guess it depends on how you like your hills. Going Hwy 21 to Hwy A I think the hills are a little longer, coming from Hwy A there are a couple of steeper hills. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ozark Trail suggestions
April 22, 8:16am

Re: dogs in vestibules
I took my Corgi on his first backpacking trip a couple weeks ago. He wanders so an enclosed tent was a requirement for me too. I ended up with an MSR Hubba Hubba NX but only because I get a discoun...

In GEAR » A Solid UL Shelter!
April 18, 3:11pm

Re: Re: Question for those in MO....
Poison ivy, ticks, and stinging nettle are just some of the reasons we do float trips in the summer instead of hiking in Missouri! Adam

In Pre-Trip Planning » Question for those in MO....
April 16, 12:26pm

All Reader Reviews by Adam Rothermich

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Snow Peak Trek 700
I've had this mug for a little over a year. I originally used it with an MSR Pocket Rocket and it worked very well for boiling water for Mountain House type meals. As I began cutting weight I moved to...

In Cookware - Titanium
December 01, 8:39am

Campmor .com
I've ordered from Campmor a number of times, both for myself and for my old Scout troop. Each time has been a good experience. The things I've ordered for myself have always arrived promptly. I also h...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 01, 8:28am

I've order from them 3 or 4 times and each time has been a great experience. They have a good selection of gear and clothes and their outlet site has a bunch of great deals. All of my orders shipped o...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 01, 8:22am