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Ryan Corder (demo) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Arkansan in Seattle
About Me I have a tendency to buy the display item of pieces of gear that I want because, typically, they seem to be the only "smalls" that outfitters keep in stock.

My trail name, 'demo' comes from a display Thermarest pillow I bought that has the word DEMO marked in very large letters in permanent marker.

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All Forum Posts by Ryan Corder

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It really depends
Depending on my location, my "perfect" changes. For most of my backpacking, here in Washington (and by far my overall preferred system), I go for the tarp/bivy/groundsheet combo. I ha...

In GEAR » Perfect shelter for you?
August 08, 11:08pm

Re: Clothing for pacific NW
Well, it all depends what time(s) of year you are planning on going. Storms can come out of nowhere in both the Olympics and the Cascades. Due to the gap in weather coverage because of the Olympi...

In Gear Lists » Clothing for pacific NW
May 09, 12:06am

Re: headlamp quest
Well, I was going to recommend the Petzl e+LITE until I read your rules more closely. Nice little light, but it does use CR2032 batteries.

In GEAR » headlamp quest
May 07, 5:44pm

Re: Packing your sleeping bag ?
In the pack, the bag goes into a Sea to Summit eVAC Dry Sack. The eVent bottom is key as it allows you to squeeze out all the extra air as you are rolling down the top.

In GEAR » Packing your sleeping bag ?
May 07, 5:26pm

Re: Favorite UL Backpack
1st gen ULA Conduit, it just works and is so comfortable. My only change would be to have GG-style mesh pocket for a SitLight pad. That said, a GG Gorilla may be in my future. What ULA packs d...

In GEAR » Favorite UL Backpack
May 06, 4:54pm

Re: How long did your down bag last?
I tend to alternate between a WM and a FF bag, both nearly the same spec-wise and both with about the same number of nights on them. Without question, the FF bag is in better condition and I attri...

In GEAR » How long did your down bag last?
May 05, 9:30pm

Re: The NPS, backcountry permits, and "excessively dangerous hikes"
I too have had to lie to get a permit. After reading a trail report of the very trail I wanted to go on just a day before, I had the ranger tell me that it was a lie and that it was still under &q...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The NPS, backcountry permits, and "excessively dangerous hikes"
May 05, 4:16pm

Re: Everything Weighs Something
Nice article and an enjoyable read -- first one in a while that I haven't skipped through. :) I think you'll hear a lot of comments like this, but it does echo a lot of the same experie...

In Editor's Roundtable » Everything Weighs Something
May 04, 3:53pm

Re: Eagle Rock Loop
Great trail, I did it with some close friends about 4 years ago. During the last 2 hours of the entire weekend a thunderstorm of epic proportions came along and dumped so much rain that we couldn&...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Eagle Rock Loop
March 30, 12:46am

Re: Wool boxer-brief comparison?
I have several of the Icebreaker and am looking to replace them. Their fabric is very nice, but their waste bands are incredibly stiff and haven't given any even after a year of everyweek use.

In GEAR » Wool boxer-brief comparison?
March 30, 12:24am

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Corder

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SteriPen Adventurer
My only complaints tend to line up the same as those from others. It seems, although I can't prove a shred of this, that they are in cahoots with Nalgene as bottles from said manufacturer are the...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 13, 2:21pm

Icebreaker Balaclava Lite
Nice little piece of headgear here. Impressive how much warmth it adds when on your head. My typical setup is wearing a Tilly hat during an entire trip and adding the balaclava when I need some wa...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
July 07, 3:08pm

Montane Featherlite
I have a story to tell, and this is why I'll never get rid of this "Wind"shirt. I guess it's been almost 2 years now, Hurricane Rita was passing through. You know, the one that c...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 07, 3:04pm

Icebreaker Skin 200 boxer briefs
I recently just ditch wearing Smartwool Micro weight boxer-briefs for these from Icebreaker. I am an immediate convert. Pros: 1) MUCH more durable. Smartwool developed wear holes soon after us...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
July 07, 2:52pm

Ibex Woolies Rib Zip T-Neck
I completely concur with everything the previous reviewer stated. Just as fair warning, like stated above, the little ribs in the fabric do make it clingy. However, this does give it the ideal effec...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
July 07, 2:44pm

ULA Conduit
This is indeed a great little pack. On a past trip, one of my accompanying backpackers made a comment about how it looked like a oversized daypack...that made me smile. Don't let that generalization...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 05, 8:40am