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Re: Too Many Good Cause Requests
I only donate to groups that I've personally seen make a difference in my area. So far, those two groups have been the Nature Conservancy and Trout Unlimited. Both are very active in the Southe...

In Chaff » Too Many Good Cause Requests
May 17, 12:00pm

Re: 12.99$ Convoy S2+ 1000LM 4C 3/5 Modes Flashlight+freeshipping@GearBest
The Convoy S2 is a terrific little torch as all the Convoys I've owned have been. Works as a great EDC although the C8 is a better all around performer. Ryan

In Gear Deals » 12.99$ Convoy S2+ 1000LM 4C 3/5 Modes Flashlight+freeshipping@GearBest
May 16, 8:22pm

Re: Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
"1. Do I need to carry mace in the Northeast? I'm a tall, strong guy. If I were a very petite guy I would be much more likely to carry, but I have been pretty confident that I can scare of...

In GEAR » Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
May 13, 12:39pm

Re: thanks
"I am coming to the conclusion that a minimum of 20d fine weave nylon is some sort of limit for useful fabric with current technology." There are quite a few 10d-20d fabrics being used...

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone used Siltaffeta
May 13, 12:13pm

Re: Test Fabric source
Great job Gary! Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » HH Meter V2 It Works !!!!!
May 10, 12:45pm

Two things
1) If you are looking for the Argon to repel spray, M50 would be a better choice at virtually no weight penalty. Argon doesn't have a great DWR IMO. 2)Instead of Nano-see-um, you could use t...

In Make Your Own Gear » 14 oz. 2-person cuben bivy tent for under $200?
May 08, 7:58pm

Re: Never buying from REI again
Tough to tell without seeing the pants, but based on my experience nylon hiking pants have a life expectancy of more than two years. Especially seams. I've had Mtn Hardwear and TNF pants that ...

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 08, 11:18am

Re: Uniqglo vs MH Ghost Whisperer – worth the price given my needs?
I've owned both. Similar warmth, slight weight difference, and huge price difference. I would do Uniqlo next time mostly because I'm a little more price conscious now days. Ryan

In GEAR » Uniqglo vs MH Ghost Whisperer – worth the price given my needs?
May 06, 7:41pm

Re: I'm ashamed of you, BPL'ers
I'm guessing the Ex Light is more popular due to it being cheap in comparison. I don't know if the Arcteryx is $100 more of a jacket, but it's definitely sharp on paper. P.S. - Outdo...

In GEAR » I'm ashamed of you, BPL'ers
May 05, 5:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: So There I Was
"...unless there is a problem I don't have a problem." Agreed. I've not experienced this issue even on the young generation super highway that is the AT. I'm sure it's...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 15
May 01, 11:06am

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