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FS Mens 9 Saucony Kinvara TR2 & Brooks PureConnect 2
Bought these about 3 months ago, ran less than 10 miles in each, and realized they were both a half-size small for me. Oops. Kinvaras (red/orange/yellow) are the "trail" version, wit...

In Gear Swap » FS Mens 9 Saucony Kinvara TR2 & Brooks PureConnect 2
July 15, 11:06am

Hadn't heard of this before, but in looking at it...what a beauty. I've always preferred kneeling and canoe-style upright paddling (comfort, visibility, etc), and this looks like it could ...

In GEAR » Gear spew from the Packraft Roundup
July 14, 8:37pm

2 boats
Sorry, it was my post that wasn't clear, not your list. I got that you were planning on each taking a boat, and in my post was dismissing the possibility of getting away with less. I definite...

In Gear Lists » 45 pounds of UL (Grand Canyon list)
February 22, 8:51am

what a trip!
Looks very smart, hard to see any superfluous gear. Will keep an eye out for your report! I'm not familiar with the area, but will you be required to carry out human waste while in the river ...

In Gear Lists » 45 pounds of UL (Grand Canyon list)
February 21, 10:32am

mostly water
Wine being mostly water by composition, both buckets contain mostly water no matter what you do with them! Also, in regards to "eyeballing it"...the one area I've found not to do t...

In GEAR » Measuring water
January 14, 5:29pm

pineapple technique
Dried pineapple is my favorite breakfast accompaniment for hot or cold cereal. Good job! When I worked in a grocery store a Filipino woman showed me how to quickly "chunk" a pineapple...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Pineapple vs Authentic CCK Cleaver and Excalibur Dehydrator (Video by Critter)
January 06, 8:09pm

Does anyone here use software to make custom maps for trips, or use software to download sets for trips? Which product(s) is/are recommended for Washington state?

In GEAR » Which map subscription for a gift? (PNW)
December 23, 1:07pm

Which map subscription for a gift? (PNW)
I have never subscribed to a map service (myTopo, etc.) because I don't have as much of a need where I live in Minnesota. My brother, however, lives in Bellingham, Washington. I would like to...

In GEAR » Which map subscription for a gift? (PNW)
December 22, 12:16pm

I assume that's a bear and not your lovely dog at 3:07 (left of river, movement left to right). Almost didn't notice.

In Post-Trip Reports » Superior - 2 nights on the SHT in Minnesota
December 05, 9:34pm

Urban utility
How cold does it get during the times you would be using this as an "around-town" piece? (I'm asking as a Minnesotan who sees you listed as being in Central Texas.) I'm wonderin...

In GEAR » Balancing vanity, utility, and economy
November 16, 9:19am

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Slack

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Marmot Essence
Pro: Low weight (around 7 or 8 oz), high visibility, non-absorbent cuffs, athletic fit, nice hood, waterproof and just breathable enough. Full zip a plus. Con: No handwarmer pockets, single layer ...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 28, 9:20am

A16 Bug Bivy
Purchased this on a whim to replace a stolen envelope-style bug net by Dancing Light Gear that I had previously used and liked fairly well. Opening up the bug bivy I was thrilled to "boing" ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
July 14, 12:43am

Cooke Custom Sewing Tundra Tarp 8x10
This tarp is available in several sizes and, at my time of purchase, was available in 1.1, 1.5, and 1.9 oz (before coating) silnylon. I used the 1.5 oz version, at 1 lb 5 oz, in the BWCA and Quetico ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
July 14, 12:22am