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Re: Re: Re: Re: Just so I understand it -
JP, I've used this quilt quite a bit and it's worked well for me so far. I've always used it as a 40F quilt so I don't have much experience below that. It's warm at 40F, but ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 7d Karo Step Sewn-Thru Quilt
July 16, 4:20pm

Re: Re: Permethrin Safety & Amazon Prime
"You couldn't pay me to put that poison on my clothing or anything I would come in contact with." I tend to agree with this sentiment in most cases. Seems like there are so many po...

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Permethrin Spray - Low Price on Amazon
July 15, 7:07pm

FS: BA Copper Spur UL1
Can't hike for a while so I'm clearing a few things out of the closet. Would like to sell my Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1 tent to someone who can use it. It's been used for about 10 nights...

In Gear Swap » FS: BA Copper Spur UL1
July 15, 5:50am

Re: Interesting site regarding Federal Reserve
That's a big read. Does it end with the gold standard spiel? Ryan

In Chaff » Interesting site regarding Federal Reserve
July 14, 10:41am

Re: question on using the Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System on the jmt
Hi Christopher, I used the Mini for a week on the JMT from Kearsarge Pass to Bishop pass about 3 weeks ago. Worked flawlessly, although I think the flow rate dropped ever so slightly the last da...

In GEAR » question on using the Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System on the jmt
July 13, 7:06pm

Re: WTB: BearVault BV500
Sent a PM. Ryan

In Gear Swap » WTB: BearVault BV500
July 13, 3:19pm

Re: Water Resistant Down
Not much out there still in terms of actual testing as far as I know. All just anecdotal accounts and not many of those really. As far as longevity I don't think we will know that for several y...

In GEAR » Water Resistant Down
July 11, 10:57am

Re: Agreed
Kyle is right in that there is typically an inverse relationship between downproofness and weight. We rarely have problems because anyone using .65oz nylon is also using 850-900fp down with almost ...

In Make Your Own Gear » IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
July 10, 10:10am

Re: Zpacks Solplex
Sunny, Keep up the good fight! My brother in law had stomach cancer a while back and I got to see how sick he was from the treatments. Enjoy your time outdoors and the new tent. Where are you go...

In GEAR » Zpacks Solplex
July 09, 7:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Western box photos of contents.
No disrespect taken Ian. Unfortunately, the box Ken posted is already in contrast with the spirit of the project. People are people. There are no doubt other ways to accomplish the same goal of cou...

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
July 08, 4:24pm

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