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All Forum Posts by Ryan Luke

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Re: Moderate quilts for the tall side-sleeping sasquatches?
Although it may not be intended for ground use, I have used a Jacks R Better Shenandoah Quilt (long size) with the omni tape and quilt wings attachments during the last two summers. It has kept me...

In GEAR » Moderate quilts for the tall side-sleeping sasquatches?
February 26, 11:58am

ULA Ohm & Bearikade
Here is another question for a few of the original Ohm owners (or Brian): How does the main packbag on the Ohm compare to a Circuit? I could fit a Bearikade Scout vertically into the Circuit pa...

In GEAR » ULA Ohm
February 26, 9:27am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Others Bug Me With This in the Backcountry!
Personally, I think the loud talking is a regional thing--to generalize/stereotype ALL Americans as "loud talkers" is unfair. Having lived in three different regions of the United States...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Others Bug Me With This in the Backcountry!
February 10, 12:33pm

Best Topo Map Software
Anyone have recommendations regarding their favorite topo mapping software (cost, being "user-friendly", quality of custom maps)?

In GEAR » Best Topo Map Software
February 10, 11:57am

Re: Re: Harmony House soup mixes
Thanks for the input! I think I may switch to a "100% dessert diet" while on the trail (I know my wife would DEFINITELY be into it). The soup mixes look good, but I would agree with o...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Harmony House soup mixes
January 29, 12:35pm

Harmony House soup mixes
Does anyone have experience with re-constituting Harmony House soup mixes? I would like to take them out with me and re-constitute them using boiling water and a steamer bag.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Harmony House soup mixes
January 28, 11:38am

Re: CO backpacking trip ideas
We are going to shoot for mid to late June, but if your area has an ideal time our schedule is flexible enough to adjust. Thanks!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Recommendations for CO backpacking trip
December 03, 7:56pm

Recommendations for CO backpacking trip
Some "wishes" (but not necessarily requirements) 1. Lots of water (lakes or streams) 2. Good trout fishing (fly or spinning) 3. Realtively isolated 4. Peakbagging opportunities 5. ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Recommendations for CO backpacking trip
December 02, 10:49am

Re: UL Spinning tackle for Colorado trout fishing
Wow! I pretty much have the same setup as Brian (I just ordered the Pflueger President reel today). I carry the same rod (minus the carrying case), and a pair of small hemastats. I have really e...

In Fishing » UL Spinning tackle for Colorado trout fishing
July 25, 12:15pm

Re: Re: Bear Canisters & ULA Conduit
Scott, Thank you for the information. I think I am going to end up going with the Circuit on this trip--at this point, it seems like the least complicated option. I was looking at renting ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Canisters & ULA Conduit
July 15, 12:41pm

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