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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 - The main differences are fabric, two vents ins...

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

Re: "Bush and Obama spurred Edward Snowden to spill U.S. Secrets"
You've posted some interesting articles Kat, thank you. I struggle with my opinion of Snowden's actions - patriot one day, traitor the next. I dislike the way he went about things & who...

In Chaff » Fresh Air with Terry Gross
August 22, 9:00am

Re: Re: Re: Tall sizes
"Their stuff is pretty good, too, so it would be a double shame to lose it." Agreed. I picked up one of their Downlight 50 down jackets last year for $80 and it's a fantastic jacke...

In GEAR » Is Eddie Bauer giving up on First Ascent?
August 21, 3:58pm

Re: soliciting bivy advice
Do you use a groundsheet under your bivy? If so, would the propore need to be especially durable? I was thinking just do an all propore bivy. Or maybe a Tyvek bottom, propore sides and top if you d...

In Make Your Own Gear » soliciting bivy advice
August 19, 4:01pm

Re: People's experiences with warranties?
Insert Eric Chan in 3...2....1.... :) Ryan

In GEAR » People's experiences with warranties?
August 19, 11:30am

Re: re: tarp stakes
Agree with Stephen and Brad on the nail type of stake. I use the MSR carbon core stakes and they are the best I've ever tried. Very pricey for a stake, so if more than your willing to spend I w...

In GEAR » Don't shoot me - quick question on tarp stakes
August 19, 11:28am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Interesting
Well done, Bob. I like that there is potentially less sewing. Sewing Karo baffles is pretty terrible. However, my initial thought is that this design will not control down as well as a typical b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta Karo Step?
August 15, 10:41am

Re: Re: Re: chaff
LOL at Jeffs Elevens "mofo" comment. Classic stuff. Ryan

In Editor's Roundtable » Martin Titanium Knife
August 14, 8:01pm

Re: Re: Sheath and size
Nice knife, Michael. I can really appreciate the research, testing and effort it took to make something like that. Have to get a knife like that sometime. P.S. - Its very obvious what's goi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Martin Titanium Knife
August 14, 11:30am

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