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Re: Missing hiker found dead in the Whites
"For any excursions the are lengthy and/or above treeline and/or away from popular use, I always carry a shovel. For ANY day trip, I carry a Christmas tree storage bag. It is always in my wint...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Missing hiker found dead in the Whites
February 25, 5:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: RE: BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
They advertised them in Gear Deals for $11.50 about a month ago, so about $3.00 less. Either price is a terrific deal and will make great gifts for friends. Think I paid $20 a few months ago. Ryan

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
February 24, 12:05pm

Re: Re: I lost my Houdini. What now?
Man, those Argon fabrics can let some air move. I wouldn't have guessed quite that high, but good to know. Thanks Richard Ryan

In GEAR » I lost my Houdini. What now?
February 24, 11:35am

Re: Re: Skurka
"Oh yea.. and he doesn't care for Cuben *gasp*" Well, I did like guy, but now he's dead to me. :) Seriously though, I hope Skurka and SD put out some great products. Neithe...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 23, 3:55pm

Re: Thank You
"For example, oatmeal weighs less than a poptart. " True, but the poptart is going to have a lot more calories than the oatmeal. So maybe it's a wash. Ryan

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Whats your SUL Cook Set-Up Grams/Milliliter %
February 20, 8:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Bragging about NATO success in Libya
From Doug's posted article- "We must acknowledge, of course, that what looks like failure to us Americans outside the privileged elite may not actually be failure for our overlords. Aft...

In Chaff » Bragging about NATO success in Libya..
February 20, 11:29am

Re: Re: Impressed
Something isnt adding up with that fabric. That would be light for an uncoated 10d nylon much less a 20d coated nylon. Just for reference, Ripstopbytheroll's 20d silnylon is 43gsm and has a 150...

In GEAR » Thoughts on new tarp from GG
February 20, 6:55am

Re: Cutting it too light
Thankfully none of my bone-headed decisions have ever caused a dangerous situation, but I've suffered through a couple cold nights here & there. Forecast calls for a low of 40F - do I take ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cutting it too light
February 19, 11:16am

Re: ?
I've owned a MH Ghost Whisperer and it is essentially the same as the Zpacks wind shirt. Very low breathability. A good bit less than the Tachyon. Based on the very scientific Vader test. Ryan

In GEAR » Montbell Tachyon Anorak CFM
February 19, 10:50am

Re: skin in the game
"Give people free stuff, they could care less and abuse it. Seen it in many different settings. People should have either sweat equity or money, or both invested in their education. Doesn'...

In Chaff » Terror in Copenhagen today
February 18, 9:04pm

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