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Re: Re: Poll
That Stephenson 2RS would be a good cuben candidate from a construction standpoint IMO. The end cones are pretty easy to do once you figure out how they're done conceptually. I would be afraid ...

In GEAR » Why few freestanding Cuben Tents?
July 03, 11:42am

Re: Re: Confederate flag
"Wow, y'all got some oversized trucks in the south ! Are big trucks part of southern pride and heritage?" Yes and yes. There is a reason the Big Three auto manufacturers have a...

In Chaff » SC Governor is So Wrong!
July 02, 11:44am

Re: Sale Stock Update
Man, wish this happened a couple days ago before I spent a grand on go-fast parts for the motorcycle. Love the Hadron-X, Evan. Hopefully, this becomes a stock item eventually. Ryan

In Gear Deals » BlackRock Gear Huge Summer Sale
July 02, 11:28am

Re: Re: Review: ZPacks Duplex
"I know this is a lightweight 3 season tent, but if there was some way of fastening to doors (even if that's only in the middle)" I would use 1-2 snaps similar to how MLD does thei...

In GEAR » Review: ZPacks Duplex
July 01, 5:28pm

Re: Maltodextrin for sale
Email sent. Ryan

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Maltodextrin for sale
June 30, 7:47pm

Re: Re: Ergonomics says no hipbelt
No hipbelt for me unless hiking out West and have to carry the dreaded canister. A week on the AT lands at only 18lbs which is plenty comfortable for straps only. YYMV. Ryan

In GEAR » No Hipbelt
June 28, 10:07am

Re: Marriage Equality
Similar to Ben, I'm also a Christian that doesn't support gay marriage. I've had conflicting emotions all day. There are people whom I love dearly that are elated by this decision. When...

In Chaff » Marriage Equality
June 26, 10:37pm

Re: AT supported record attempt - Scott Jurek
Update- Things have been going well for Scott the last several days. He needs to only average 43mpd the rest of the way to break the record. Barring a freak injury - I think he's got it and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » AT supported record attempt - Scott Jurek
June 26, 3:59pm

Re: Thoughts on new REI EVRGRN line, catalogs, offers and light polluting tents...
"I like to see the stars and hear nature, and I fear that experience is in danger here, that's all." Seeing the stars and hearing nature are absolutely at risk, but not by tents wi...

In GEAR » Thoughts on new REI EVRGRN line, catalogs, offers and light polluting tents...
June 25, 10:53am

Re: Re: Terramar Thermasilk - cold?
Yeah, they don't offer much warmth though I haven't experienced the cold draft feeling described here. I mostly use them just to keep my dirty sweaty skin from soiling my bag. They're ...

In GEAR » Terramar Thermasilk - cold?
June 24, 9:56am

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