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Re: TN/NC/VA - May-Oct - down or synthetic? Temp?
I live in Knoxville and hike the Smokies, Slickrock, Pisgah, etc. Always used down with no problems even with week long trips with rain peppered in. I currently use a MYOG 40F quilt at 12oz for sp...

In GEAR » TN/NC/VA - May-Oct - down or synthetic? Temp?
March 25, 6:49am

Re: Unaweep-inspired internal/external hybrid pack
Looks great Brendan. A lot of time, effort and sewing went into that pack. Weighs less than I expected too. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Unaweep-inspired internal/external hybrid pack
March 24, 6:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Golite Ressurection. Jinkies, Shaggy.
"List of creditors:" Cool. I had not seen that before. All things considered, that's much less ...

In GEAR » Golite Ressurection. Jinkies, Shaggy.
March 24, 6:23pm

Re: Whut Randy sed
"Why carry a wind shirt that will NOT keep rain off you when you can take a good WPB rain parka (I like my REI Kimtah eVent parka) and use it for both wind and rain?" I think there are...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Andrew Skurka - Core Clothing
March 24, 10:53am

Re: Re: Beautiful Quilts
Looks great Kevin! Nice job. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Top Quilt for Mom's JMT Thru-Hike
March 24, 10:20am

Re: Flyweight Knives
Welcome Greg! As long as your prices remain reasonable I think you will find no shortage of business here. Ryan

In Gear Deals » FLYWEIGHT KNIVES---Damn Fine Titanium Knives!
March 20, 10:35am

Re: Windshell
+1 Brad. Good post. Ryan

In GEAR » Softshell as Windshirt substitute
March 19, 8:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Repairing cuben fiber tear The Zpacks hybrid cuben repair patches is what I would use since they're so cheap & will work perfectly. You could also use insignia cloth or clear ...

In GEAR » Repairing cuben fiber tear
March 18, 6:44pm

Re: Flyweight
If you guys don't slow down he's gonna raise the price for the rest of us! Ryan

In Gear Deals » FLYWEIGHT KNIVES---Damn Fine Titanium Knives!
March 18, 11:05am

Re: beginner fleece question
You need Polartec thermal pro fleece. Check They should have different varieties of it there. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » beginner fleece question
March 17, 3:28pm

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