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Re: Re: UL deep winter bag... stuffed with 16 lbs of down
-150F plus?? So it really was made for the moon considering that's colder than anything the Earth has ever produced. Someone should email Feathered Friends and get their thoughts on it. Ryan

In GEAR » UL deep winter bag... stuffed with 16 lbs of down
October 17, 10:33am

Re: Re: Re: Re: But we suck...Re: Common Core is the Devil. Or is it?
My state has the 5th-6th worst education system in the country. So I'm all for a change of nearly any sort - We can pretty much only get better at this point. The math problems I've see...

In Chaff » Common Core is the Devil. Or is it?
October 16, 11:30am

Re: First MYOG Sleeping Bag, a few questions
Welcome Pete, There is a good write up by Brandon Swihart (apologies if I butchered the name) that will help you visualize the hood and draft tube. I've often thought about how to implemen...

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG Sleeping Bag, a few questions
October 16, 10:56am

Re: AT trail in Smoky Mtns N.P. circa 1981
I think the trail is in pretty good shape considering how much foot traffic it receives. I've hiked most all of the AT in the Smokies and dont remember thinking it looked different than any oth...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » AT trail in Smoky Mtns N.P. circa 1981
October 15, 10:17am

32oz is pretty well it without going extreme
Best I can do is 31oz for temps around 40F. With all the trees in the Southeast a tarp is pretty stormproof by my definition, others vary though. This is the "just in case" gear I take wh...

In Make Your Own Gear » The 32 ounce problem
October 14, 6:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Webcast presentation from Sierra Designs about layering
"I was hesitant about the need for a windshirt too, but since purchasing a MEC RD windshirt I don't think I've taken it off. I use it to keep mosquitoes off when they are bad, to take ...

In GEAR » Webcast presentation from Sierra Designs about layering
October 14, 4:21pm

Re: Zpacks Challenger Rain Jacket Materials
CubicTech would be your only other option. Their standard minimum order quantity is 9m. I'm assuming it would be for this material as well. Ryan

In Make Your Own Gear » Challenger Rain Jacket Materials
October 14, 10:40am

Yes and no
It really depends on which Tyvek that you are using and what the application of it will be. Tyvek 1443r has a hydrostatic head of about 775mm if I remember correctly. Waterproof enough for a steep ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tyvek bathtub floor?
October 13, 10:57am

Re: Re: glue for gossamer gear pole grips?
I also used Gorilla Glue and mine are still holding strong. Ryan

In GEAR » glue for gossamer gear pole grips?
October 10, 10:13am

Re: One Tent or two for a family of four
Family of four here. Highly recommend going the route of a four man tent over 2x tents. Having everyone in the tent laughing and talking about the days hike is a treat. We use a Big Agnes Copper Sp...

In GEAR » One Tent or two for a family of four
October 07, 4:14pm

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