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Re: 1/4" 3M 9460 tape
Hi Steve, I would take a roll. Let me know the details. thx Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » 1/4" 3M 9460 tape
May 19, 5:25pm

Re: Cuben Tarps - HMG vs MLD?
Mark, I would go with the larger tarp so you have more room to store your family's gear plus have a larger margin of error for poor weather. 8.5'x8.5' would be cramped for more tha...

In GEAR » Cuben Tarps - HMG vs MLD?
May 19, 3:34pm

Re: Re: Have you ever saved someone's life?
+1 to Dale and some others. I always planned to stabilize the victim as much as I could and then prepare to hike out. Fortunately, here in the SE you aren't more than a days hike from cell serv...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Have you ever saved someone's life?
May 16, 12:05pm

Re: Sewing Machine Recommendations
Thrift stores, yard sales and Craigslist are good places to pick up inexpensive ones to start with. I have a Janome Magnolia 7330. It has done well so far. Juki or Bernina are widely thought to ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing Machine Recommendations
May 16, 11:45am

Re: Initial reactions to the Fusion
Thanks for the initial reviews Nathan and Derek. I was recently in the market for pack that can carry loads up to 30-35lbs, and was considering the Circuit, Windrider, and Fusion packs. Ended up go...

In GEAR » SMD fusion 65
May 13, 4:25pm

Re: sock
Single pair of polyester socks with trail runners have always done the trick for me also. Check out Feeture socks. Awesome stuff. Ryan

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Liner Socks?
May 11, 2:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Copper Spur useable length?
Side sleeper. Go back and forth between fetal and extended fully. Maybe it doesn't bother me because I'm in the fetal position part of the time. I will agree there isn't a ton of length...

In GEAR » Tent for North Carolina
May 09, 1:37pm

Re: Copper Spur useable length?
Just fyi - I am 6'5" with a 13 shoe and find the Copper Spur series is long enough. It all depends on the angle of the ends. YMMV of course. The Lightheart is a good design. Plus, I am ...

In GEAR » Tent for North Carolina
May 09, 12:47pm

Ian, One of my 18650s is 45g, and my charger is 40g. So right at 3oz combined. Ryan

In GEAR » I need some schooling on batteries....
May 09, 5:28am

Re: Re: Re: Tent for North Carolina
Tyler, If the Big Agnes tents are $100 off, I would take the Copper Spur UL2 and not look back. The Copper Spurs are great tents and I think would be the most livable in the conditions we see. I...

In GEAR » Tent for North Carolina
May 08, 8:20pm

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