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Re: Re: Re: When backpacking, it pays to be small
"That's why you never see 7-foot sprinters or running backs." I agree with you, although there are exceptions to every rule. Usain Bolt is HUGE by sprinter standards and just happe...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 05, 10:58am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Vertex Solid Fuel Stove Review WITH ADS!
You have all done a sad thing today. What a beautiful spirit that young lady had. Now she's gone...BOOOO. Ryan

In Editor's Roundtable » Vertex Solid Fuel Stove Review
December 03, 11:18am

Re: circular patches
John, Regarding Silnet vs Seamgrip....You want Seamgrip. Silnet will not bond as well or last as long. I have some adhesive backed Dacron that you can use for reinforcements as well. It'...

In Make Your Own Gear » 1oz/yd2 Cuben Tarp-Shelter Prototype
December 03, 10:58am

Re: Charging up a 18650 lithium battery
BG- How hot does your ZL get when on High for a few minutes? Just warm or too hot to hold? I've got a few flashlights that run the XM-L2 in the 900 lumen range and they get fairly warm even...

In Make Your Own Gear » Charging up a 18650 lithium battery
December 03, 10:47am

Re: went with HMG
I ended up going with the ULA in cuben hybrid and have been pleased with it. Chose the Circuit because 1) I've dealt with ULA in the past and they have always been great and 2) the ULA has a be...

In GEAR » Any reason to buy a cuben fiber ULA Circuit over a HMG Windrider 3400?
November 30, 4:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: $18 shipping
"Of course, this could just be based off my location." I think that's the key factor here. I just ran through the order process and its $14.29 for me. Ryan

In Gear Deals » SMD has started sales
November 30, 1:17pm

Re: Re: $18 shipping
I think ULA charges about $15 shipping, or used to. It's the bulk of the pack that's gets ya. Shipping costs now days are crazy high. Ryan

In Gear Deals » SMD has started sales
November 30, 11:27am

Re: AT thru-hike completion!
Congratulations Virginia! Sounds like you guys have had an awesome year. Ryan

In Pre-Trip Planning » Unbound Routes - AT thru
November 29, 7:07am

Re: palm fabric
"Also, MLD seems to use a completely separate fabric for the palm area? Not sure what though...." Good point, I didn't notice that. Probably an oxford or some other thick nylon. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » What to Use for Gaiter Hooks?
November 28, 8:37pm

Re: Frost Line
"The zipper snags easily on the draft flap." YES. Took a few tries, but I found a technique that allows an easy zip with no snags. Ryan

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
November 28, 8:28pm

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