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Re: Re: Thanks
Have there been any reports of cuben actually leaking in the field? I know Richard N was able to make it leak in his suter tester, but anyone actually experience it? There are thousands of .51 and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 04, 11:07am

Re: HG burrow or EE enigma
Just make sure to compare apples to apples when comparing the two. Both use similar down and fabric, so if the HG is lighter make sure you understand why. Taper, width, length, foot box design, str...

In GEAR » HG burrow or EE enigma
April 04, 10:52am

Re: Re: trekking pole straps usage.....yes or no
"I would suggest not using the straps to build up the endurance of the forearm muscles, thereby not requiring artificial assistance for weak forearms. " LOL. The forearm fatigue part ...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to use your trekking pole strap
April 02, 11:23am

Re: The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
Great article David. It has been interesting to watch this transformation both in cottage products and in the BPL forums. The mantra 5 yrs ago was to put up with a little (or a lot!) of discomfort...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 02, 11:12am

Re: SUL sleep cloths
In warm weather, I usually only wear a T-shirt to sleep. I pretty much always take two shirts because sleeping in sweaty polyester is not my idea of fun. In cooler weather, I use the same T-shirt s...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL and sleep cloths
April 02, 5:52am

Re: Re: Re: 6.3g thermometer with -40f to 120f (-40c to 50c) range
Dale, Do you have a way to verify its accuracy claims? If it meets those specs it's tough to beat. Ryan

In GEAR » 6.3g thermometer with -40f to 120f (-40c to 50c) range
April 01, 8:52pm

Re: What's your favorite MYOG tent design?
I always liked the simplicity of the tarp/tent Lance Marshall put together. Would be a fairly easy MYOG project. Similar to the Tarptent-for-two, but a little more refined IMO. http://www.back...

In Make Your Own Gear » What's your favorite MYOG tent design?
April 01, 8:42pm

Re: Bear bag/ rain pants
I would probably go with Luke's Ultralite Pertex rain pants off the top of my head sub-3oz. I don't have any experience with them however. Ryan

In Gear Lists » 2015 Appalachian Trail thru hike gear list
April 01, 8:27pm

Re: 2015 Appalachian Trail thru hike gear list
Do you plan on hanging food at all? I didn't see any string or rope for that if so. I would recommend it to avoid the mice. Other than that, looks like you are ready to go. One thing to th...

In Gear Lists » 2015 Appalachian Trail thru hike gear list
April 01, 4:52pm

Re: Alternative...
Matt, Does that charger cut off at 2.5v or do you have to monitor? P.S. - I will second what Matt says about 18650 battery packs/chargers. A lot of power for the weight. Ryan

In GEAR » Goal Zero Switch 8 Portable Recharger or alternative
March 31, 7:10pm

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