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Re: Re: Update and 100D floor
Agree with John. Everyone thinks Tyvek is overkill at 1.8oz/yd and imagine the 100d would be well north of that. Digging that high HH silpoly though. Think I'm going to try it for shelters inst...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silpoly 20Dx50D floor material?
June 18, 10:50am

Re: Re: Re: Free Bob Gross
"As a relatively new member to Backpackinglight, I find --B.G.-- comments sometimes insightful and in general spot on. With a background in engineering, spelling/grammar is one of my opportuni...

In Gear Deals » In honor of Bob Gross, buy a foam pad and get 10% off
June 18, 5:30am

Re: Free Bob Gross
If I was in charge of this site and wanted its membership to grow - I would have banned B.G. a long time ago. For those of us who've been on the site for a while, he's the old curmudgeon wh...

In Gear Deals » In honor of Bob Gross, buy a foam pad and get 10% off
June 17, 8:02pm

Re: Re: Re: ZPacks Arc Haul
Hi Adam, I did see your review. I think yours is probably the best on the Internet right now! The weight was impressive, but I think your hike was only about an hour, yes? Those longer trips are...

In GEAR » ZPacks Arc Haul
June 17, 10:37am

Re: ZPacks Arc Haul
These packs have been out for about (3) months now. Any reviews with some heavy weight and multiple days? I know some of the SW crew has to be carrying a lot of water weight right now. Anyone? Ryan

In GEAR » ZPacks Arc Haul
June 16, 3:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: history
"Um - that's very nice of you, but I already have several dome tents and I don't use them. Got a better offer? (Australian humour, possibly obscure.)" Haha. Nope, there'...

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 14, 10:33am

Re: Re: AT supported record attempt - Scott Jurek
Yeah, there is a big difference(technically, 8 mpd in this case) but no less interesting for some of us. The amount of endurance needed is probably no less. Both are amazing feats. Ryan

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » AT supported record attempt - Scott Jurek
June 12, 11:04am

Re: Re: Re: Re: history
"The whole web site is being redesigned, re-engineered, etc. Obviously this is taking some time." Come on now. Roger - If that actually happens I will mail you a state of the art A...

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 12, 10:56am

Re: Re: history
All good ideas, Ian. I used to be active on an LS1 forum where vendors had to pay for advertising, but their products also received some protection from competition. Worked well and the founders la...

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 11, 6:01pm

Re: Poles for Solomid
Brad, I use the rear guy out point, but I don't pull it way out there. Only a few inches. I just like having a little extra interior room for my elbows. Ryan

In GEAR » New MLD SoloMid XL
June 11, 5:44pm

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