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Re: Is it even possible to stay dry in a rain forest? Should I just give up?
As you can tell by previous posts, managing the moisture is the proper technique in areas with high humidity and precipitation. Double wall tents or tarp with inner is a huge help. An inner would ...

In GEAR » Is it even possible to stay dry in a rain forest? Should I just give up?
April 16, 11:47am

Re: A thru-hiker's power management dream come true?!
It's a good device at the $35-$45 range, but $60 puts it too high at only 6000mAh IMO. The dual USB is a nice feature. Ryan

In GEAR » A thru-hiker's power management dream come true?!
April 14, 7:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Leki vs Black Diamond Trekking Pole Tips for MYOG poles
Should work fine. Have you decided what grips you're going to use? I would love to find something equivalent to the expensive(and great) GG grips, but haven't found anything. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Leki vs Black Diamond Trekking Pole Tips for MYOG poles
April 14, 10:27am

Re: Re: Re: Leki vs Black Diamond Trekking Pole Tips for MYOG poles
Adam - Looks like roughly 1.50"- 1.75" on mine. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Leki vs Black Diamond Trekking Pole Tips for MYOG poles
April 13, 7:24pm

Re: Leki vs Black Diamond Trekking Pole Tips for MYOG poles
I used Leki replacement tips for my MYOG poles. Went right in with no problems and still there to this day. I think I went with them solely because I knew they would fit and wasn't worried abou...

In Make Your Own Gear » Leki vs Black Diamond Trekking Pole Tips for MYOG poles
April 13, 4:44pm

Re: Adhesive for carbon fiber tube
Standard two part epoxy from Permatex or Gorilla brand works great and is cheap, or if you want to go all out 3M DP420. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Adhesive for carbon fiber tube
April 12, 3:54pm

Re: Ansel Adams
Great pics Alex. Ryan

In Photo Gallery » Favorite Campsite Photos
April 10, 6:10pm

Re: Solo
"What I don't see very often in the Southeast where I backpack are Solo women---just 4 in the last 15 years of frequent trips out of hundreds of groups and men." I have noticed tha...

In Philosophy & Technique » Solo.
April 09, 8:44pm

Re: New revolutionary aluminium battery
I always thought the sulfur based design had a pretty good upside, but could still be years before we might see anything from it. http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/157525-new-sulfur-based-batte...

In GEAR » New revolutionary aluminium battery
April 08, 10:20am

Re: Re: Thanks
I've seen 40d silnylon here and there. I wonder if that was what Golite was using. Ryan

In GEAR » Tarp/Tent materials... Is poly just too heavy?
April 06, 1:47pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Smith

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ULA Ohm
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