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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tiny house anyone?
Are there any advantages to a tiny house versus a travel trailer/camper? Seems a camper solves a few of the tiny house issues I've read about. Namely handling fresh/gray/black water and cost. ...

In Chaff » Tiny house anyone?
October 22, 11:42am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Luke's Ultralite "waterproof" zips
"Furthermore, the action of the slider moving over the PU tape abrades it, eventually leading to reduced water-resistance and failure." So is that 100 runs of the zipper or 1,000? Even...

In GEAR » Lukes Ultralite now using eVent
October 22, 11:22am

Re: Evolution of a MYOG bivy
Lance, That is a thing of beauty. Really love it. How hard was construction? Seems like may have been a bear... Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Evolution of a MYOG bivy
October 21, 7:05pm

Re: I like gear. So what?
"As for me, I'm a grown assed man and I'll do and discuss what I damned well please." LOL. Best post I've seen in a while. That sums it up pretty well for me also. Ryan

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 20, 11:30am

Re: Fabric for a MYOG innertent
Besides Argon: Thru-Hiker has 10D and 20D breathable fabrics in a variety of colors. DIY Gear Supply has 15D Impetus in black and abbey stone color. Ripstopbytheroll has 20D in several col...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric for a MYOG innertent
October 19, 9:00am

Re: Re: UL deep winter bag... stuffed with 16 lbs of down
-150F plus?? So it really was made for the moon considering that's colder than anything the Earth has ever produced. Someone should email Feathered Friends and get their thoughts on it. Ryan

In GEAR » UL deep winter bag... stuffed with 16 lbs of down
October 17, 10:33am

Re: Re: Re: Re: But we suck...Re: Common Core is the Devil. Or is it?
My state has the 5th-6th worst education system in the country. So I'm all for a change of nearly any sort - We can pretty much only get better at this point. The math problems I've see...

In Chaff » Common Core is the Devil. Or is it?
October 16, 11:30am

Re: First MYOG Sleeping Bag, a few questions
Welcome Pete, There is a good write up by Brandon Swihart (apologies if I butchered the name) that will help you visualize the hood and draft tube. I've often thought about how to implemen...

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG Sleeping Bag, a few questions
October 16, 10:56am

Re: AT trail in Smoky Mtns N.P. circa 1981
I think the trail is in pretty good shape considering how much foot traffic it receives. I've hiked most all of the AT in the Smokies and dont remember thinking it looked different than any oth...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » AT trail in Smoky Mtns N.P. circa 1981
October 15, 10:17am

32oz is pretty well it without going extreme
Best I can do is 31oz for temps around 40F. With all the trees in the Southeast a tarp is pretty stormproof by my definition, others vary though. This is the "just in case" gear I take wh...

In Make Your Own Gear » The 32 ounce problem
October 14, 6:36pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Smith

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ULA Ohm
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