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Re: re re
Neither a rain jacket nor a windshirt do very well replacing each other IMO. A rain jacket does fine for wind only when stationary and a wind shirt quickly wets out in any real amount of rain. If y...

In GEAR » Rain gear or windbreaker?
May 29, 5:04pm

Re: Re: 2015 Trail Days — In progress
"Is Trail Days a kick off for people to hike the AT in mass?" Tony, Trail Days isn't a kickoff party really, just a party for current and past thru-hikers. Many of the little mo...

In Post-Trip Reports » 2015 Trail Days — In progress
May 28, 10:30am

Re: Help!! Permits Denied!!
I was in a similar boat as you a few weeks ago and decided on a section of the Colorado Trail. San Luis Pass to Molas Pass. Flights to Denver are cheap through Frontier and the Colorado Trail only ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help!! Permits Denied!!
May 28, 6:36am

Scott Jurek attempting the supported AT record I really enjoy following these speed hike attempts, especially when it's someone with a resume' like Scott Jurek. He's attempting a north bound hike which...

In Chaff » Scott Jurek attempting the supported AT record
May 27, 8:17pm

Re: packed size of silnylon versus cuben
Not actually measured it, but cuben probably takes up 50% more space. For me, part of that is because I don't stuff the daylights out of my cuben gear whereas I will smash my Sil stuff as tight...

In GEAR » packed size of silnylon versus cuben
May 27, 7:24pm

Re: Re: Cant wait for new gear!
Ordered a new pack and 30F sleeping bag for the wife. Should arrive any day! Ryan

In GEAR » Cant wait for new gear!
May 27, 7:23pm

Re: Aluminized cuben fiber
It bonds in the same manner as standard cuben fiber. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Aluminized cuben fiber
May 26, 11:10am

Re: Looking for a pack for the wife.
The Granite Gear VC 60 Ki comes to mind. It's lightweight at 2lbs and has a nicely padded suspension. The Exped Lightning 45 is also a nice comfortable pack, but doesn't have the mesh pocke...

In GEAR » Looking for a pack for the wife.
May 26, 6:53am

Re: Thanks!
Mike, Don't take offense to any of this. The Gear Deals forum is a giant $#!T show and always has been. Best of luck. Ryan

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
May 24, 12:29pm

Re: Re: Re: BRS-3000T stove
That's really cool, Stephen. Ryan

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
May 22, 10:52am

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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