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Re: Anish attempting the AT self-supported record
I've been trying to keep up with this one, but very few updates so far. She certainly has the ability to do it as long as she plans a good hike. She's starting a few weeks later than normal...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Anish attempting the AT self-supported record
August 12, 11:04am

Re: Missing Bag -- coming soon
Well done! That's a lot of sewing and stuffing. I just ordered some orange Membrane10 for a quilt I'm doing in a couple weeks. Any down leakage issues with the My Luxe down? I've used...

In Make Your Own Gear » I made 5 down bags this year (3 karo step quilts and 2 zip-together sleeping bags)
August 12, 10:50am

Re: Re: team vs. solo
Agree with Ralph. In my mind, you have to do the same hike or a more difficult hike(more restrictions) as the current record holder. Hiking with others is so helpful mentally that I don't see ...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » JMT speed record attempt by Kurt Achtenhagen
August 11, 11:19am

Re: Want to make my MLD Cricket tarp more winter friendly. Need advice
n/m Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Want to make my MLD Cricket tarp more winter friendly. Need advice
August 09, 2:20pm

Re: Re: Re: toughest bottles
"I use the crinkly water bottles for trips up to ten days with no issues." +1 Those are the only ones I've ever used. Work great and only a few grams. I could do without the cri...

In GEAR » lightest 20 oz plastic bottles
August 07, 11:41am

Re: Re: Re: Re: The Optimal non-Cuben Tent Fly Material
Man, that Silpoly has some nice specs. 1.4oz for that level of HH is really good. Ryan

In GEAR » The Optimal non-Cuben Tent Fly Material
August 07, 11:30am

Re: Tea tree oil
+1 on Pine Sol My wife de-stinked a weeks worth of hiking shoes & socks with Pine Sol a few days ago. It actually worked pretty well at removing the funk, but did leave a bit of a pine fores...

In GEAR » Getting the stink out
August 03, 4:33pm

Re: Personalized Quilts for you...
Aaron, I've been planning a ~40F sewn thru, vertical baffle, no zip bag similar to a FF Vireo. Simple shock cord with lock neck collar. 800fp. I simply won't have the time to do it mysel...

In Gear Deals » Personalized Quilts for you...
August 02, 7:46pm

Re: Fatal attacks by American black bear on people: 1900–2009
"That most fatal black bear attacks were predatory and were carried out by 1 bear shows that females with young are not the most dangerous black bears" Agree. I've personally seen ...

In On the Web » Fatal attacks by American black bear on people: 1900–2009
August 01, 12:13pm

Re: Ordered
I also had the older hooded non DWR version a couple years ago. XL size. Seems like it was in the 10.5oz range and was good quality. It was pretty evenly filled and was warm to about 40F. Slightly ...

In Gear Deals » Uniqlo water defender jackets, $29
August 01, 11:35am

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