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Re: What I'm working on...
"At the moment I'm working on a design myself (and them MYOG) to try and get a 30 degree quilt to meet the 10oz mark without making it a vapour barrier (ie full .33oz cuben)." That...

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta Karo Step?
August 27, 6:42pm

Re: Paramo Bora Fleece & Windproof Smock Combo
Really great write up. I've seen Paramo mentioned several times by our international contingent here, but never really knew how it worked. I wonder what a company could do with the idea if they...

In Editor's Roundtable » Paramo Bora Fleece & Windproof Smock Combo
August 27, 6:30pm

Re: Low-grade down source?
Rene- Look for down pillows on eBay. Several 500-800fp options for cheap. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Current Down Suppliers
August 26, 3:36pm

Re: Re: tried one
The curse of the titans. You get excited when something weighs silly light and then you realize the listed weight is for S/M. Either way, that's one sexy puffy. Ryan

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
August 26, 3:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
A whistle, compass and map aren't necessarily environment dependent, they're location dependent. Just like the sunglasses. If I'm hiking on the AT, which is literally the size of a high...

In GEAR » Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
August 26, 2:43pm

Re: "Bear" Bag for Dry Storage of Sleeping Bag and Clothes...Bad Idea?
I dont think it would make much of a difference. You already smell like food to a critter regardless of where you store your sleeping bag. Personally, I wouldn't do it just to avoid smelling i...

In Multiple Use Gear » "Bear" Bag for Dry Storage of Sleeping Bag and Clothes...Bad Idea?
August 26, 2:35pm

Re: battery pack vs solar panel
We've had 3-4 really good threads on this lately. Try Google searching BPL under solar or battery pack and look at the most recent threads. As Bob mentioned, there are a lot of variables to con...

In GEAR » battery pack vs solar panel
August 26, 11:50am

Re: Re: Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
He's in New England so might be in the "green tunnel" which means no sunglasses necessary. Map, compass and whistle depend a lot on where you hike also. Backup fire starter always a g...

In GEAR » Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
August 26, 10:28am

Re: Re: Re: Cuben pyramid - Hex
Thanks John & Todd. Yep, used a trapezoid with a triangle at the top to complete each section. A little extra work but makes it cheaper for the member overall. The other four yards would have ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben pyramid - Hex
August 23, 6:46pm

Cuben pyramid - Hex
Hello everyone, I had a member contact me in regards to making a cuben hex pyramid inspired by John's thread here - http://tinyurl.com/nwrme5f. The main differences are fabric, two vents ins...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben pyramid - Hex
August 23, 3:42pm

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