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Re: YES
I've been looking at the Juki DLN-5410 and the Reliable MSK-8210M(which oddly enough looks exactly like the Highlead GC0518). I wonder which one is the clone? I've pretty much decided on go...

In Make Your Own Gear » Needle feed - worth it for UL fabrics?
April 30, 6:59pm

Re: Not that concerned about the ounce.
HG was using 10D Argon fabric once upon a time. It does not have a great DWR so that wouldn't be my first choice between the two if its the most important feature. I'm not familiar with the...

In GEAR » 10D vs 15D Fabric in Hammock Gear Quilt?
April 30, 10:47am

Re: vid noise
Looks and sounds like the old spinnaker(poly) fabric from years ago. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Crystal 35...Cuben alternative ??????
April 26, 6:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Needle feed - worth it for UL fabrics?
Thanks for the comments everyone. The needle feed option is a little more money, but I may just give it a shot. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Needle feed - worth it for UL fabrics?
April 23, 7:13pm

Needle feed - worth it for UL fabrics?
Hi everyone, I'm in the market for a new sewing machine after my old one gave up the ghost(long story). The type of materials I usually sew are silnylon, cuben, nano-see-um, etc. All very th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Needle feed - worth it for UL fabrics?
April 22, 9:34pm

Re: More info...
Lightweight gear, cut out the middle man, e-commerce site, sleek physical store locations.....That business model sounds eerily familiar. Ryan

In GEAR » Golite Ressurection. Jinkies, Shaggy.
April 21, 7:31pm

Re: Re: Re: AT Thru-Hikers Footwear by the Numbers
Correct. A sample size of even 10% is considered huge for things like this. Complete accuracy is not necessarily the goal, identifying trends more so. Ryan

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » AT Thru-Hikers Footwear by the Numbers
April 17, 10:27am

Re: Re: htfu
"It is easy to become hard in this world, in fact, it's what most males do" As often as I can. Zing! Ryan

In Chaff » The basic math behind Christianity...
April 16, 5:33pm

Re: AT Thru-Hikers Footwear by the Numbers
Not gonna lie, I'm shocked that trail runners are at 50% and boots down at 25%. I would have easily guessed the opposite. Most people look at me like a unicorn with my Salomon's on. The tim...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » AT Thru-Hikers Footwear by the Numbers
April 16, 5:24pm

Re: Is it even possible to stay dry in a rain forest? Should I just give up?
As you can tell by previous posts, managing the moisture is the proper technique in areas with high humidity and precipitation. Double wall tents or tarp with inner is a huge help. An inner would ...

In GEAR » Is it even possible to stay dry in a rain forest? Should I just give up?
April 16, 11:47am

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