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Re: "Bear" Bag for Dry Storage of Sleeping Bag and Clothes...Bad Idea?
I dont think it would make much of a difference. You already smell like food to a critter regardless of where you store your sleeping bag. Personally, I wouldn't do it just to avoid smelling i...

In Multiple Use Gear » "Bear" Bag for Dry Storage of Sleeping Bag and Clothes...Bad Idea?
August 26, 2:35pm

Re: battery pack vs solar panel
We've had 3-4 really good threads on this lately. Try Google searching BPL under solar or battery pack and look at the most recent threads. As Bob mentioned, there are a lot of variables to con...

In GEAR » battery pack vs solar panel
August 26, 11:50am

Re: Re: Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
He's in New England so might be in the "green tunnel" which means no sunglasses necessary. Map, compass and whistle depend a lot on where you hike also. Backup fire starter always a g...

In GEAR » Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
August 26, 10:28am

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

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