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Re: Vehicle Recomendations
Those Subarus are cool, but quality is suspect and gas mileage isn't that great due to the AWD system and its accompanying weight. What about a Honda Fit? Honda quality, 5 doors, and cheap a...

In Chaff » Vehicle Recomendations
December 22, 1:53pm

Re: Z-packs stick on loop patch strength?
Really only strong enough for hanging net tents and mid-panel guy outs. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Z-packs stick on loop patch strength?
December 22, 1:30pm

Re: Re: Rethinking EB Karkoram 0 sleeping bag
" there have been quite a few responses and threads on BPL over the years, and quite spirited discussion when it was pointed out that the WM summerlite is en-rated (mens) to ~35F ... when its ...

In GEAR » Rethinking EB Karkoram 0 sleeping bag
December 21, 3:14pm

Re: Is this an improvement or nonsense?
IIRC Zpacks puts their cinch cord further back on that last baffle instead of at the end too. So this probably works fine. Maybe someone will jump in. Ryan

In GEAR » Is this an improvement or nonsense?
December 19, 3:16pm

Re: 1.1oz non dwr Bivy?
A bivy needs a DWR for most uses. I think DIYgearsupply has some for about $3.00/yd. Be tough to find any cheaper than that. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » 1.1oz non dwr Bivy?
December 19, 10:48am

Re: Re: MH Plasmic
"Got the Plasmic yesterday. Too short in the torso and arms" Weird. I wonder if the cut is different between the SL Plasmic and the Plasmic. I wear a 36/37" sleeve length and the ...

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 19, 10:26am

Re: Re: Re: Advice from long distance walkers....
"This seems to me like the kind of thinking of somebody who really needs to get away on a long hike" If I'm on here posting, I'm in need of a long hike! Seriously though, I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice from long distance walkers....
December 17, 4:35pm

Re: Re: A new Silnylon available - 1.05oz/yd
"If that is 1,000 mm, then it is barely 'silnylon'. It will leak fairly easily. Just a warning." Yep, that's supposed to say 1,000mm. Keep in mind that these fabrics are de...

In Make Your Own Gear » A new Silnylon available - 1.05oz/yd
December 17, 4:17pm

A new Silnylon available - 1.05oz/yd
In case there is any interest by you MYOG'ers out there, a new Silnylon is on the market. Looks similar in weight to the SilArgon which has been out of stock forever. 65" width. >1,000...

In Make Your Own Gear » A new Silnylon available - 1.05oz/yd
December 17, 11:07am

Re: Advice from long distance walkers....
"How did you manage to make it all come together?? " I'm the type of person that needs to write things down so I can have it all in front of me, and then try to poke holes in my pl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice from long distance walkers....
December 17, 10:34am

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Smith

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ULA Ohm
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