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Re: Can I dye a white hybrid cuben pack?
I researched this at length several months ago. Polyester is very difficult to die compared to nylon, and even using aftermarket disperse dyes had mixed results. "Mixed" meaning didn'...

In GEAR » Can I dye a white hybrid cuben pack?
June 01, 12:19pm

Re: Flat tarp size
For a square tarp, 9'x9' would be the minimum for me with 10'x10' being about right. I use a 9'x7' currently and I wish it was longer when the weather gets wild. Ryan

In GEAR » Flat tarp size
June 01, 12:12pm

Re: Yes
Agree on Montbell. Quality product that should fit him. Not crazy expensive either. Ryan

In GEAR » Looking for a down jacket for my 6'4" 240# son
June 01, 11:20am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: JMT Record Attempts - 2014
Slight derail - After reading this thread, I did some research and somehow found story of Michael Popov's death. Very tragic. Amazing how quickly the Death Valley heat killed him. Something lik...

In Philosophy & Technique » JMT Record Attempts - 2014
May 28, 10:59am

Re: Removing smelly spill from electronics
Acetone can be used to clean electronics. It will not harm circuit boards and the like if it happens to seep in. I've used it to clean LED drivers, etc. Isopropyl alcohol should also work fine....

In GEAR » Removing smelly spill from electronics
May 27, 2:21pm

Re: very sad...
Yeah, I see crap like this over on the AT all the time. As the PCT becomes more popular it's only going to get worse unfortunately. Trail angels at every access point. Trash everywhere. People ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » very sad...
May 27, 6:23am

Re: Re: Re: Where to buy an ounce of down?
Hi Jeff, Good deal. I will send you some down Wednesday or Thursday. Enjoy! Ryan

In GEAR » Where to buy an ounce of down?
May 26, 7:45pm

Tyler, I made a flat 9x7 tarp from .74 cuben a couple years ago and it has held up fine. Catenary curves will help getting that taught pitch but it isn't necessary. (Does look good though!...

In Make Your Own Gear » First Cuben Tarp
May 25, 10:37am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: In the future: power your gadgets just by hiking!
"Modern turbo's are a lot better but they still rob the engine of a certain amount of power." True. Which is why we should use Nitrous. Vroom Vroom :) Ryan

In GEAR » In the future: power your gadgets just by hiking!
May 24, 10:36am

Re: mat insulation
The Neoair has insulation of sorts which gives it the 3.2R value. Looks like the Multimat has an R value of 1, which is basically none. Would love to get my hands on some of that 20D TPU fabric for...

In GEAR » What is the lightest full bodied air matrass available
May 24, 7:12am

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