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Re: Lawson Ironwire
Something like IronWire is what you are looking for. The polyester sheath on Triptease, Glowire, etc is what digs into the bark so easily. Really helps with holding knots, but can be very difficult...

In GEAR » Bear bag line options
November 19, 5:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 1 - 1.5 oz material for wind anorak
Ian, Out of those 1.1oz fabrics, the black and camo should be the best for breathability/permeability since they are not downproof. The camo especially since it has zero finish applied(Dwr, cire...

In Make Your Own Gear » 1 - 1.5 oz material for wind anorak
November 19, 12:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Backpacking in Tornado areas
Paying attention to the forecast is about the best you can do really. If the weather turned really ugly you could lay down in a stream bed, but that will not save you if a tornado comes remotely cl...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking in Tornado areas
November 18, 5:44pm

Re: M50 Down Max Pullover
Nice work Jamie. How long did the whole process take? Seems like would take a while for something so tedious. Definitely paid off though. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » M50 Down Max Pullover
November 17, 5:05pm

Re: ULA CDT in cuben
Looks good Steve! Ryan

In GEAR » ULA CDT in cuben
November 17, 4:50pm

All items sold except the Cloudveil jacket. Thanks everyone. Ryan

In Gear Swap » FS: Cuben Zimmer pack, Nanopuff, Down jackets(XL), Misc items
November 14, 5:38am

Re: Re: Duck down
A couple articles on it that I found: "Duck v.s. Goose Although all birds have some feathers and down, virtually all down and feathers are harvested from geese and ducks. Geese, which are ...

In GEAR » Duck down
November 12, 5:21pm

Either they are listing the specs wrong or quoting the weight of that Xtra Small model instead of the normal Medium. Ryan

In GEAR » TNF Red Blaze seems too good to be true
November 12, 5:15pm

Re: Re: "unboxing" gear reviews are dumb
Agreed. I have found that most online gear reviews and gear reviewers are not all that helpful in general. Most aren't very thorough and have never found a piece of gear they don't like. T...

In Chaff » "unboxing" gear reviews are dumb
November 12, 11:00am

Re: Re: FS: Cuben Zimmer pack, Nanopuff, Down jackets(XL), Misc items
Both down jackets are still available. Lowered the prices on both. Thx Ryan

In Gear Swap » FS: Cuben Zimmer pack, Nanopuff, Down jackets(XL), Misc items
November 12, 10:52am

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