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Re: Interesting site regarding Federal Reserve
That's a big read. Does it end with the gold standard spiel? Ryan

In Chaff » Interesting site regarding Federal Reserve
July 14, 10:41am

Re: question on using the Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System on the jmt
Hi Christopher, I used the Mini for a week on the JMT from Kearsarge Pass to Bishop pass about 3 weeks ago. Worked flawlessly, although I think the flow rate dropped ever so slightly the last da...

In GEAR » question on using the Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System on the jmt
July 13, 7:06pm

Re: WTB: BearVault BV500
Sent a PM. Ryan

In Gear Swap » WTB: BearVault BV500
July 13, 3:19pm

Re: Water Resistant Down
Not much out there still in terms of actual testing as far as I know. All just anecdotal accounts and not many of those really. As far as longevity I don't think we will know that for several y...

In GEAR » Water Resistant Down
July 11, 10:57am

Re: Agreed
Kyle is right in that there is typically an inverse relationship between downproofness and weight. We rarely have problems because anyone using .65oz nylon is also using 850-900fp down with almost ...

In Make Your Own Gear » IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
July 10, 10:10am

Re: Zpacks Solplex
Sunny, Keep up the good fight! My brother in law had stomach cancer a while back and I got to see how sick he was from the treatments. Enjoy your time outdoors and the new tent. Where are you go...

In GEAR » Zpacks Solplex
July 09, 7:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Western box photos of contents.
No disrespect taken Ian. Unfortunately, the box Ken posted is already in contrast with the spirit of the project. People are people. There are no doubt other ways to accomplish the same goal of cou...

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
July 08, 4:24pm

Re: Western box photos of contents.
Wow. What a box of treasure! And I don't even mind the books. If this idea continues there should be a way to keep folks accountable although that might kill the fun. Maybe each new person upda...

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
July 07, 11:00am

Re: critical thinking skills
Geeeeez! It's already proven that women outlive men, have a higher pain tolerance, and on average are more intelligent. Can you not just let us win the extremely important "better at sport...

In Chaff » She throws like a girl!
July 04, 12:33pm

Re: circuit
Thanks Ito. All black pack, all black sleeping bag. I may have Darth Vader complex going on. Ryan

In Gear Swap » FS: Zpacks bag, Hybrid Circuit, Cap4, MB Thermawrap
July 04, 9:23am

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