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Ryan Faulkner (ryanf) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mid atlantic, No. Cal
About Me My name is Ryan Faulkner, i am 17 years old, and have been UL backpacking for about 7 years. I have been inspired by hikers like Andrew Skurka, and Ryan Jordan, and have dedicated my trips to going light and fast.
I plan on hiking the PCT and AT before finishing college, and after I hope to get some sort of a career in the backpacking industry.(I havent quite figured out how exactly, but i will :)
I have some big plans for the future, but ill keep those quiet for now ;-P
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My PDF Gear ListWinds-Yellowstone Trek 2008

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All Forum Posts by Ryan Faulkner

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Re: Cocoon 60 quilt
I have not used the cocoon 60, but I have used a very thin synthetic bag, iwth about the same loft. I would rate it as a 50 degree bag with light shortsleeve hiking clothes. with an insulating j...

In GEAR » Cocoon 60 quilt
June 27, 11:31am

Re: 45 gram wood burning stove
also, when using the alcohol to light, some may drip down to the ground and spread out so the aluminum dish idea would help to keep the fire where it is suposed to be... in the stove instead of ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 45 gram wood burning stove
June 27, 11:21am

Re: 45 gram wood burning stove
wow, really cool Idea. the only problem I see is that there is no floor to the stove, and it could leave some nasty scars on the ground or rock where u set up the stove, I am all for the leave n...

In Make Your Own Gear » 45 gram wood burning stove
June 27, 11:18am

Re: SP Micromax
I think that the ignighter could probably be removed. I had the auto ingnighter on my gigapower, but I then removed it. I agree with kevin, I like the stand on the gigapower Ti. never had a pro...

In GEAR » New Snow Peak Stove? (GST-110A)
June 18, 10:40am

Re: Wild Oasis
It seems to be considerbly shorter than the alphamid but the perimeter seems to be smaller also. so I am asuming the walls would still be steep enough to shed snow

In GEAR » Wild Oasis
June 14, 4:20pm

Re: Wild Oasis
How would the Wild Oasis compare to the Oware alphamid? would it be suitable for snow?? I wonder the weight of the tarp with the bug skirt cut out

In GEAR » Wild Oasis
June 14, 4:17pm

Re: Avatar
the mountain in my avatr is Ama Dablam. I have no real connection with the mountain, Ive just always considered it the most spectacular and beautiful mountain I have seen

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your Avatar
June 14, 1:51pm

Re: Pacific Northwest Trail - 1200 mi. - Summer '07
I agree with Sam cheeseburgers are my favorite Binge food before/ after, and of course during long trips :P

In Post-Trip Reports » Pacific Northwest Trail - 1200 mi. - Summer '07
June 14, 10:04am

Re: Pacific Northwest Trail - 1200 mi.
Good luck Sam, I am definately interested in your notes, the PNT is a trail that will be part of my future endeavors. I cant wait to see the pictures from glacier and in the cascades I wil...

In Post-Trip Reports » Pacific Northwest Trail - 1200 mi. - Summer '07
June 11, 8:26pm

Re: Re: Tahoe-Yosemite trail gearlist
Thanks Dennis, this is actually an old thread, I completed the trail last august. Like you said, the majoraty of the trail is on well maintained trails, and the off trail section above Clark ...

In Gear Lists » Tahoe-Yosemite trail gearlist
June 10, 4:35pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Faulkner

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I am so glad I found this website, before this site I was carrying a 30-40lb pack, after reading the articles I got my list under 10, and after joining the forums, well carrying less than 4 pounds is ...

In Books and Media
December 31, 10:20pm

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
Good thought. I bring this stove whenever I need to simmer, one disadvantage of alcohol stoves. I like it much, much, much better than the MSR pocket rocket, the 4 titanium stands are much more ...

In Stoves - Canister
December 30, 1:25pm

ThermoJet MicroLite
I did not buy this stove, in fact, I have never bought a alcohol stove, but have many of the MBD stoves and tonight added this wonder to my collection. I actually

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 09, 9:56pm

Minibull Designs Pocket Puck
I did not purchase a pocket puck from mini bull design, but from looking at pictures and from expeience from making other stoves I made my own flattened side burner stove. I like the overall design, w...

In Stoves - Alcohol
October 06, 1:16pm