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Re: Wearable Sleeping bag question
I personally don't think it would be THAT hard to make, but it will take a ton of time to design and create. Probably 30-40 hours if you don't have much experience. Definitely a big project...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wearable Sleeping bag question
October 30, 10:23am

Re: Itasca Down Comforter
Is there a deal here? Ryan

In Gear Deals » Itasca Down Comforter
October 27, 4:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: It pays to be small
"With shorter legs I have to take twice as many steps! So you should carry the tent." But you can carry so much more weight than I can, plus I'm a wuss. Lets compromise. I will car...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » It pays to be small
October 26, 5:48pm

Re: Re: It pays to be small
Absolutely. I used to hate working out with friends because my height meant lifting lower weights compared to them. Of course, on the trails these long legs do come in handy. Ryan

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » It pays to be small
October 26, 11:32am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tiny house anyone?
Are there any advantages to a tiny house versus a travel trailer/camper? Seems a camper solves a few of the tiny house issues I've read about. Namely handling fresh/gray/black water and cost. ...

In Chaff » Tiny house anyone?
October 22, 11:42am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Luke's Ultralite "waterproof" zips
"Furthermore, the action of the slider moving over the PU tape abrades it, eventually leading to reduced water-resistance and failure." So is that 100 runs of the zipper or 1,000? Even...

In GEAR » Lukes Ultralite now using eVent
October 22, 11:22am

Re: Evolution of a MYOG bivy
Lance, That is a thing of beauty. Really love it. How hard was construction? Seems like may have been a bear... Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Evolution of a MYOG bivy
October 21, 7:05pm

Re: I like gear. So what?
"As for me, I'm a grown assed man and I'll do and discuss what I damned well please." LOL. Best post I've seen in a while. That sums it up pretty well for me also. Ryan

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 20, 11:30am

Re: Fabric for a MYOG innertent
Besides Argon: Thru-Hiker has 10D and 20D breathable fabrics in a variety of colors. DIY Gear Supply has 15D Impetus in black and abbey stone color. Ripstopbytheroll has 20D in several col...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric for a MYOG innertent
October 19, 9:00am

Re: Re: UL deep winter bag... stuffed with 16 lbs of down
-150F plus?? So it really was made for the moon considering that's colder than anything the Earth has ever produced. Someone should email Feathered Friends and get their thoughts on it. Ryan

In GEAR » UL deep winter bag... stuffed with 16 lbs of down
October 17, 10:33am

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