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Re: Re: MLD Core
VX21 is rated to 200psi of waterproofness which comes out to a huge HH number. +100k. Not sure of DG, but it will be much less of course. However, the DG has better abrasion and tear resistance. I ...

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 14, 11:12am

Re: A new AT record
To me, his pace during the mid-Atlantic of 50+ mpd for three weeks was the most physically impressive. However, his last 4-5 days were a jaw dropping example of mental toughness. I think he only ha...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » AT supported record attempt - Scott Jurek
July 12, 5:36pm

Re: Re: Is he going to do it, or not?
A hair over 2 days left with ~100 miles to go. Something like 45mpd to break the current record. Looks like he's got it! Maybe not by much, but a new record none the less. Ryan

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » AT supported record attempt - Scott Jurek
July 10, 10:37am

Re: Re: Re: kit
Go get 'em Ralph! Best of luck to you. Ryan

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » JMT speed record attempt
July 10, 10:29am

Re: How to pack leukotape
I wrap a long piece around a cake pop or sucker stick and it works well. Vinyl backing paper has also worked in the past. Ryan

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to pack leukotape
July 09, 10:44am

Re: Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
Are you already taking a fleece perhaps? It could keep your arms warm when wet in the event of sustained rain if so. Can you get hypethermia from cold forearms anyway? I would take that jacket just...

In GEAR » Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
July 09, 10:31am

Re: Heat
I can attest to how well those Mr Buddy heaters work. They will roast you out in a hurry. I use a Big Buddy occasionally in my 32' camper. They are indoor safe, however still do need a lit...

In GEAR » Tent for car camping?
July 09, 10:17am

Re: I think he planned it fine..
Nobody starts a FKT for the AT going SOBO in the spring really so snow and flooding is not an issue on a normal year. They start in mid to late June when the days are at their longest. Secondly, I ...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » AT supported record attempt - Scott Jurek
July 07, 7:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Jurek
Yep, lets keep this thread on track - Scott Jurek's FKT attempt. Tipi - If you want to debate the merits of one style versus another, please start a separate thread. Jurek has been really s...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » AT supported record attempt - Scott Jurek
July 07, 11:32am

Re: Firing Sawyer
Geez. Ten minutes would drive me crazy. The Mini takes me probably 1-2 mins for 20oz and probably half that for the Squeeze. I've had great luck with both models. If I was going to switch, I wo...

In GEAR » Firing Sawyer
July 07, 11:19am

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