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Re: Noob needs help picking between the ULA Ohm 2.0 or Circuit.
If you plan on continuing to drop your base weight - go with the Ohm. Its a great pack and can handle up to 30lbs on occasion. The Circuit will be overkill if you drop a few more pounds. If you&#...

In GEAR » Noob needs help picking between the ULA Ohm 2.0 or Circuit.
June 03, 10:15am

Re: Restructuring.
That's a shame about Ben. He was an easy guy to work with and was always quick to respond. Ryan

In GEAR » Cubic Tech Acquired DSM Dyneema
June 02, 6:38pm

Re: Good ultralight, durable, compact umbrella?
Montbell has several offerings in weight, features and price. Might browse their website for possibilities. Ryan

In GEAR » Good ultralight, durable, compact umbrella?
June 02, 6:23am

Re: Silnylon advise needed
I've used the silnylon from Ripstopbytheroll for 5-6 shelters and have found it works fine. It wont be as waterproof as the Thru-Hiker stuff, but its plenty good enough and also cheaper/lighte...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silnylon advise needed
June 01, 11:07am

Re: Ohh my. I think I struck gold. Affordable light Down quilt
Shoot. Hard to lose at $85. Keep us in the loop! Ryan

In GEAR » Ohh my. I think I struck gold.
June 01, 10:33am

Re: Thanks!
Kevin, If you do some digging over at Hammockforums there is a detailed how-to on the BRG hat. Ryan

In GEAR » Seeking pictures of Black Rock hat
May 31, 5:39pm

Re: re re
Neither a rain jacket nor a windshirt do very well replacing each other IMO. A rain jacket does fine for wind only when stationary and a wind shirt quickly wets out in any real amount of rain. If y...

In GEAR » Rain gear or windbreaker?
May 29, 5:04pm

Re: Re: 2015 Trail Days — In progress
"Is Trail Days a kick off for people to hike the AT in mass?" Tony, Trail Days isn't a kickoff party really, just a party for current and past thru-hikers. Many of the little mo...

In Post-Trip Reports » 2015 Trail Days — In progress
May 28, 10:30am

Re: Help!! Permits Denied!!
I was in a similar boat as you a few weeks ago and decided on a section of the Colorado Trail. San Luis Pass to Molas Pass. Flights to Denver are cheap through Frontier and the Colorado Trail only ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help!! Permits Denied!!
May 28, 6:36am

Scott Jurek attempting the supported AT record I really enjoy following these speed hike attempts, especially when it's someone with a resume' like Scott Jurek. He's attempting a north bound hike which...

In Chaff » Scott Jurek attempting the supported AT record
May 27, 8:17pm

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