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Ryan Luke (rluke) - BPL Forum Member

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Guy Lines for MLD Poncho/Tarp
I am in the process of making guylines for my MLD Poncho/Tarp. My question is: How long do the guylines need to be to allow a good variety of pitching heights without "excess" line?...

In GEAR » Guy Lines for MLD Poncho/Tarp
July 02, 7:19pm

Inov8 dealer in Seattle
I am staying in downtown Seattle for a conference. I was hoping to find an Inov8 dealer so I could try their shoes w/o having to order online. Anyone know of a dealer that would be easily accessi...

In Chaff » Inov8 dealer in Seattle
May 27, 5:00pm

Re: Enclosed Tarp for a Tall Guy
Nick, Thanks! Your advice was a major factor in my purchase of the tarp/bivy combo. I am REALLY looking forward to using it ASAP.

In GEAR » Enclosed Tarp for a Tall Guy
April 17, 11:24am

Re: Enclosed Tarp for a Tall Guy
Eric, I had the same question about the Gatewood Cape a couple of weeks ago (I am about 1" shorter than you) and I decided to go with the Mountain Laurel Designs (MLD) Silnylon Poncho/Tarp....

In GEAR » Enclosed Tarp for a Tall Guy
April 17, 10:21am

Re: Bearikade Scout
Jay, I have a Scout (unfortunately, not one I am willing to sell) and no one has EVER had a problem with it when I have been asked to present it. I have been asked to show it to a ranger on two...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Bearikade "Scout"
April 08, 9:30am

Re: What about day hikes?
I have an REI Flash UL pack that I purchased about three years ago. Since then it has been my "go to" daypack, gym bag and carry-on luggage.

In GEAR » What about day hikes?
April 06, 11:00am

Re: FS: MLD Silnylon Pro Poncho
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In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Silnylon Pro Poncho
April 05, 1:33pm

re: tarp
John, Thanks for the tip! I have ordered items from Joe in the past and I am always impressed with the quality of the items he produces. If I do decide to go with a pure tarp I will definitely...

In GEAR » SMD Gatewood Cape Users?
April 04, 1:42pm

Re: Re: SMD Gatewood Cape Users?
Thanks Monty, part of the reason the Gatewood looked so attractive initially was because of the pictures of the "high pitch" shown in Will's review of the shelter. Regardless of ...

In GEAR » SMD Gatewood Cape Users?
April 04, 7:50am

Re: SMD Gatewood Cape Users?
Nia, I am attracted to the Poncho/Tarp setup because of the weight savings (pack cover, tarp, and rain gear all in one) AND because I do most of my long trips in the Sierras. So, I usually don&...

In GEAR » SMD Gatewood Cape Users?
April 03, 9:27pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Luke

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The North Face Propel
I purchased this bag on sale from REI Outlet becuase I wanted a syntehtic summer bag. I am also a warm sleeper, so I appreciated the footbox vent. I liked the zipperless design because I move and ki...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 30, 9:58am

Cabela's Space Rain Ultra Pack Rainwear (Pullover & Pants)
Weight (size L Tall) Pants - 8.9oz Pullover - 6.6oz Extremely packable and very breathable. Both garments kept me dry during two downpours. At first glance, the lightweight material (seems simi...

In Clothing - Raingear
January 28, 11:56pm

Patagonia Wool 2 Zip Long Sleeve
Extremely comfortable and durable. Material seems thin, but is surprisingly warm in camp. It also seems to dry quickly although I have never completely soaked the shirt (I have worn it while running...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
January 28, 11:26pm