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Re: Shelter
Why not a bivy...65-70F nights with 85% relative humidity = bad combination. Ryan

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Anish Gear List, AT FKT 2015
November 18, 8:25pm

Re: Tent for AT
Lots of thru's use the BA Fly Creek or Copper Spur. Double wall and pretty lightweight for a traditional tent. My shelter of choice on the AT is a cuben tarp and net inner, but the Zpacks offer...

In GEAR » Tent for AT
November 17, 8:27pm

Re: Insulation
"6) Replace SolPlex with a proper mid (MLD DuoMid/LG Khufu) (no weight difference) 7) Replace groundsheet (1.6oz) with a proper inner (9oz) (+7.4oz but way quicker, better)" Agree wit...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Anish Gear List, AT FKT 2015
November 12, 12:30pm

Re: Re: Your Avatar
Mine is a pic of the wife and I at the Grand Canyon about 10 years ago. She is quite the companion. P.S. - It would be a hoot to know what some of the folks who no longer post are doing now. Mar...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your Avatar
November 08, 8:19pm

Re: Bikerafting advice
Wow. I've never seen one of those Helix folding bikes before. What a beauty! Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Bikerafting advice
November 06, 5:39am

Re: Tipi
"Also no sweat shops of course" This is a big difference plus expected profit margin. Materials are more expensive, but there isn't a whole lot of fabric in the grand scheme of thi...

In GEAR » tipi's
November 01, 5:11pm

Re: Re: O.7osy coated nylon
1500HH is enough, especially if camped under some tree cover. However, will this stuff test up to that rating? Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » 0.7osy coated nylon
October 31, 9:28pm

Re: light on insulation
Agreed. One of the perks of her late start - mild temperatures. Has she posted her SPOT track anywhere? I would like to see her daily splits. Ryan

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Anish Gear List, AT FKT 2015
October 31, 1:05pm

Re: Running vest (insulation)
What about a vest made from windpro fleece? Will block most of the wind, but still has similar properties as normal fleece. Ryan

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Running vest (insulation)
October 29, 4:28pm

Re: Zpacks Arc Blast - Cuben Hybrid vs Dyneema
Would the black Dyneema heat up my pack much more in the sun? - No Should Dyneema in general last longer? - Yes Ryan

In GEAR » Zpacks Arc Blast - Cuben Hybrid vs Dyneema
October 26, 5:25pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Smith

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I've had an Ohm for about a year now and have taken it on a few trips. It's very comfortable provided that you keep it in the weight range it's designed for. When carrying 20-25 lbs it car...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 10, 5:36pm