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Re: Missing Articles on Home Page - Roger
For Adblock & Firefox to allow you to see the articles on the homepage - Go to the BPL Homepage Open AdBlock Click "disable on this page only" Done You can see the articles o...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Missing Articles on Home Page
November 09, 6:58pm

Arm out the window scale
Yep, that's how I do it too Dustin. Arm out the window. At 50mph it's tough to move your arm forward. A 35mph wind on most everyday 3 season tents is a lot of breeze. I remember we had ...

In GEAR » Accurately Estimating Wind Speed
November 08, 10:19am

Re: I'll bite...
Dude. That rug really ties the room together. It had to be said. Ryan

In Gear Swap » FS: Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Anorak Windshirt, Men's L
November 05, 9:28pm

Re: Re: What ways are you reducing your "Gear" outside of backpacking?
Nick, Welcome to the Dark Side! I saw a Niagara in the campground this weekend and it made me think of how yours was vandalized. Let the mods begin. Ryan

In GEAR » What ways are you reducing your "Gear" outside of backpacking?
November 05, 9:12pm

Is it possible they won't have to cut down any Sequoias for the new parking lot? Seems silly to save some only to cut down others. And to spend 4M to do it at that. Ryan

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite plans to remove most development from Mariposa Grove
November 05, 10:27am

Re: Solution
Jeremy, No overnight sections yet, only day hikes from the Bruce Gap/Cove Lake trail head. I've gone up and over Cross Mtn down to Montgomery Fork(~8.5mi), and then back the other way, up ov...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Psalms 40:13
November 04, 5:45pm

Re: Please...Do Spray Paint
Lol. Small world. I was also on the Cumberland Trail recently and someone spray painted "Amy sucks a big xxxx" on a shelter. That trail must bring it out in people. Ryan

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Psalms 40:13
November 04, 11:34am

Re: Cuben ULA CDT--How do you like it?
Steve, I've owned a cuben hybrid CDT for a few months now. It's a great little pack before the cuben and even better after. Not having to worry about rain water logging your pack fabric...

In GEAR » Cuben ULA CDT--How do you like it?
November 04, 11:17am

Re: sifting
The Uniqlo has 2-3 oz of down at best. The sizing, price and weight are right though. Lands End or Cabelas will be ur best shot at that price range but will be well over a pound I think. Ryan

In GEAR » Looking for a specific hooded down jacket
November 04, 11:01am

Re: Uniqlo
Steve- At rest in 30 deg weather, it would be close with the other clothes you mentioned and the Uniqlo jacket. Maybe. It's a great jacket for the money, but it's noticeably less warm th...

In GEAR » More down jacket talk
October 31, 7:52pm

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