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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

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Interesting
Well done, Bob. I like that there is potentially less sewing. Sewing Karo baffles is pretty terrible. However, my initial thought is that this design will not control down as well as a typical b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta Karo Step?
August 15, 10:41am

Re: Re: Re: chaff
LOL at Jeffs Elevens "mofo" comment. Classic stuff. Ryan

In Editor's Roundtable » Martin Titanium Knife
August 14, 8:01pm

Re: Re: Sheath and size
Nice knife, Michael. I can really appreciate the research, testing and effort it took to make something like that. Have to get a knife like that sometime. P.S. - Its very obvious what's goi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Martin Titanium Knife
August 14, 11:30am

Re: Re: "Thunder: How close is too close?"
"there was one really deafening thunderclap that came IMMEDIATELY after the flash - that really got our attention!!!" We've had a few of those recently around my house. Truly amazi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunder: How close is too close?
August 14, 10:52am

Re: Re: Sleeves inside the fly?

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 13, 10:49am

Re: tool to cut?
Steven, I use a razor blade knife and cut on tempered hardboard. Both can be found at Lowe's and are cheap. I've tried hot knives, exacto knives, etc and the razor blade knife works best...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Cuben 9x7 Tarp
August 13, 10:37am

Re: Made the bivy to go with my solo tarp
That looks really good John. Does the zipper start behind the head and extend down the side? Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Made the bivy to go with my solo tarp
August 11, 6:31pm

Re: Very nice work!
John, Give it a shot with cuben. For things like tarps, the MYOG savings isn't huge, but for the more complex shelters like pyramids it can be huge. A lot of the cost in those shelters is l...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Cuben 9x7 Tarp
August 11, 10:42am

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