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Ryan Jordan (ryan) - BPL Staff

My Locale Greater Yellowstone
About Me Backpacking Light Magazine Publisher and co-founder. My "home" backpacking areas are the national parks and wilderness areas of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. My own approach to ultralight backpacking currently focuses on reducing the number of items in my kit, to achieve simplicity and efficiency on the trail, and applying UL techniques and materials to long hikes w/o resupply.
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All Forum Posts by Ryan Jordan

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Roman's Formula / Coup's Trip
Roman - See here for Coup's statistics: The formula would suggest that Coup's max mileage per day is not 70 miles. In fact, the 70 mil...

In Post-Trip Reports » Trips & Trip Reports (LEGACY POSTS FROM OLD FORUMS)
November 13, 11:13am

Re: tarp set up???
Mike wrote: >>> I intend to purchase a oware 8x10 sil tarp for all around use...what would be the single best way to pitch the tarp? I recently camped with a tarper...His set up was 1 trek pole ...

November 06, 9:20am

Re: Packrafting Gear List / PFD
Roman, good points on the PFD. I find that the TorsoLite pad, at 10 oz, and my inflatable, at 9 oz, is still lighter than many PFD's, although I've seen some foamies go down to 14 oz or so, but are...

In Gear Lists » User Gear Lists (LEGACY POSTS FROM OLD FORUMS)
November 04, 9:16pm

Reader Tips Forum
Great idea, I've put one up, under the Campfire section.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Forum Policies & Announcements (LEGACY POSTS FROM OLD FORUMS)
November 04, 8:59pm

Shires Tarptents
Ack! No Shires Tarptents!! Actually, BPL has reviewed the TarpTents already in September 2003:

In Editor's Roundtable » Single Wall Shelters
October 27, 10:01am

When to Use a Single Wall Tent vs. Tarp?
This is a question we get asked quite a bit. The obvious answers, and the motivation for the questions, are most commonly related to things like "bugs" or "rain" or "snow" or "wind". However, I ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Single Wall Shelters
October 26, 7:25pm

GoLite Infinity $165
ebay: item no. 5125244787 listed by the Outfitter at Harper's Ferry new, with a buy now button, no need to deal with auction hassles. not a bad deal for an excellent internal frame pack, norma...

In Gear Deals » Retail Deals (LEGACY POSTS FROM OLD FORUMS)
October 21, 11:23pm

Re: Epic vs Quantum Pertex Winshirts
Quantum is more breathable by a long shot. Epic is almost twice as heavy as Quantum, in its lightest flavor.

In Editor's Roundtable » Wind Shirts
October 21, 11:19pm

Protein Myths
There are probably more myths about protein than about fats. That's saying a lot, given the hoopla about fats this society has been facing the past several decades. I don't claim that the below ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lightweight Food and Nutrition (LEGACY POSTS FROM OLD FORUMS)
October 21, 11:13pm

Re: cold weather canister stove
I've used the Coleman liquid fuel stove - it's well engineered and offers great performance - close to a white gas stove. In cold weather, it works very well. It's weight, however, makes it a li...

October 21, 10:55pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Jordan

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Jolt Gum
You guys are rookies. Look at the times at which you are posting. I consumed four pieces of Jolt two hours ago and look at me, still going strong at 2 am. There is a weird flavor to it, but I ca...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
December 12, 1:51am

Mike Clelland! GOO Energy Gel
I've used Mike's, and made my own per his recipe. It's nasty. The color, I mean. Like a pukey green. But then again, that may very well provide some of its social appeal when hiking or skiing in...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
December 02, 10:46pm

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
OK, I'm partial. I grew up in Seattle. For a kid who dreamed about the wilds endlessly, my Dad taking my family from our home in the burbs to Capitol Hill was a real treat for me. I have fond me...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 19, 1:11am

Complete Walker by Colin Fletcher
If you love to WALK and you haven't read this book then you are (1) not only missing out on a rite of passage that qualifies you to even claim that you're a backpacker, (2) but also ignoring what may ...

In Books and Media
November 15, 9:49pm

Black Diamond Winter Bivy
I have a few Epic bivies, one from Oware, one from BD (Lightsabre) and one from Bibler (this one, the Winter Bivy). They are both great in the summer, especially in rainy weather, where the Epic treat...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
November 15, 11:37am

ULA Equipment
I've known Brian Frankle for a few years. Recently, Brian made backpacks for us for the Arctic 1000 expedition. He was very attentive to our feedback, delivered on time, made adjustments as needed, an...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 13, 10:29pm

Six Moon Designs Essence
Welllll, I must say, I think PJ did a fine review above, but if you're looking for additional reading insight, I don't think I can follow up. I feel like the local coffee shop guitar player with a bad...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 13, 9:26pm

ULA Equipment Relay
I love the Relay. It's my favorite pack for multi-day mountain running because it's so small (tucks into the lumbar) and shaped so well (hourglass) for running. Improvements could be made by adding...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 13, 9:17pm

Montrail Vitesse
This is my go-to shoe for all of my longer unsupported/no resupply treks where I absolutely cannot have a shoe fail en route. I've worn through about six pair of Vitesse now, all of them had more t...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 13, 12:39am

Inov8 Mudclaw O'330
Far and away my absolute favorite light shoe for what the Brit's call "fell running" but what I might call "tundra" trekking. It's great in soft ground (tundra, mud) but abysmal on trails and slickroc...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 13, 12:33am