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Ryan Hutchins (ryan_hutchins) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Somewhere out there
About Me I've been hiking since I could walk and grew up in NH hiking in the white mountains. For 15 years I have been working in Outdoor Education, and for the last 10 years I have been an Instructor for NOLS - the National Outdoor Leadership School. I am currently helping to develop the lightweight program at the school.
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All Forum Posts by Ryan Hutchins

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Re: What about buy-in?
>>>>Subject: What about buy-in? Posted: 04/15/2007 19:52:56 MDT by Brian James (bjamesd) To be blunt, when I hear stories about so-called "students" destroying bomber gear...

In Editor's Roundtable » Is National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ready to Go Light?
April 16, 2:23am

Re: Re: What about buy-in?
>>>>Posted: 04/15/2007 20:29:12 MDT by Jason Ham (jasonham) The idea of buy-in isn't the only consideration when considering the "Bomber" issue. My program (very sim...

In Editor's Roundtable » Is National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ready to Go Light?
April 16, 2:00am

Re: What have been the long-term results?
Posted: 04/12/2007 20:48:56 MDT by Karl Keating (KarlKeating) >The stereotypic Boy Scout is a young fellow carrying a pack so large and uncomfortable that he thinks of backpacking as a chore,...

In Editor's Roundtable » Is National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ready to Go Light?
April 12, 9:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Ryan, a question
Paul, I can't say for sure when the BOD hoisted sixty pound packs last, but they go on two retreats every year I believe, doing different activities. So I would bet they have (some at least...

In Editor's Roundtable » Is National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ready to Go Light?
April 12, 8:56pm

sporks
Hahaha, No blasphemy. Just making sure I am not missing some bigger secret that the spork holds. All the one's I've found are Ti too, which is nice, but I have a Ti spoon that I prefer. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Is National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ready to Go Light?
April 12, 7:46pm

backcountry bidet
We saw a great "Demo" of the backcountry Bidet on the recent NOLS/BPL/GoLite seminar and training. I know Ryan J. is heading into the field right now, but I think he got a recording of i...

In Editor's Roundtable » Toilet Paper Free Expeditions
April 12, 7:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Ryan, a question
Sarah, Yeah, I've never understood the insulated mug thing myself, keeps my drink hot too long! One idea that came up during the seminar, was 1 (lightweight)2L pot/4 people and a Ti mug/bow...

In Editor's Roundtable » Is National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ready to Go Light?
April 12, 6:56pm

Re: Ryan, a question
Posted: 04/12/2007 16:54:26 MDT by Sarah Kirkconnell (sarbar) >This morning I took a detour to Barnes & Noble, and picked up a copy of the NOLS cookbook (for some reason I don't own i...

In Editor's Roundtable » Is National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ready to Go Light?
April 12, 5:32pm

Re: lightening NOLS with Outward Bound techniques
Posted: 04/12/2007 12:13:32 MDT by David Olsen (oware) "The NOLS instructors I worked with at Outward Bound (there is some crossover, OB tends to pay better) typically had 45 lbs packs the...

In Editor's Roundtable » Is National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ready to Go Light?
April 12, 4:43pm

Re: Is National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ready to Go Light?
On 4/12/2007 10:39:53 MDT Sam Haraldson wrote: "One of the main purposes of NOLS is to teach students the art of being a guide, yes? As a guide it will often be your responsibility to carry...

In Editor's Roundtable » Is National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ready to Go Light?
April 12, 2:12pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Hutchins

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Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
This is the first resource I hand folks when teaching about lightweight backpacking skills. It provides insights and entertainment, while allowing space to make decisions, which I believe to be integ...

In Books and Media
October 03, 1:17pm

BackpackingLight.com
I just got off the phone W/ Karen from BPL Customer service. She was really helpful in helping me out w/ a leaky torso-lite. She was quick to return my initial call (even though I missed her return ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 21, 11:25am

Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite Pad
I have about 4 weeks of camping with this pad under my back at night. It is pretty comfortable. I like the 1" thickness and the small packed size. Having said that, I'm a pretty big fella ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
February 20, 5:32pm

Petzl e+LITE
Overall I like the E-Lite as a versatile headlamp. The small size and weight are awesome. I agree the switch could be better, but I like that it basically locks when off so it can't be turned on ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
November 11, 8:19pm

GoLite Hut 1
I have used the GoLite Hut 1 on a number of trips now both short and extended. The longest was a twelve day trip this summer. I encountered heavy rain for 11 out of twelve days of that trip. The ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 11, 7:52pm

Montrail Hardrock
I just picked up a pair of hardrocks for a 12 day trip into the Absoroka mountains of Wyoming. The trip was short notice so I had zero miles on these shoes prior to heading out. The shoes held up w...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 05, 8:50pm

Antigravity Gear .4 oz pepsi style alcohol stove
http://www.antigravitygear.com/proddetail.php?prod=ALCBCS I used this stove briefly - over 5 days in the Idaho back country during the summer. the stove is incredibly light and simple to use. I f...

In Stoves - Alcohol
June 29, 11:36am

Mont Bell
I returned a VERY old pair of MontBell gore-tex rainpant to the store in Boulder while living there. The Gore-tex was delaminating. I had cut all the tags out of the pants and they were seriously ha...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 12, 1:19pm

GU Energy Gel
I really like GU (flavor dependant of course)! I have used it on mountaineering routes and backcountry skiing as well as road biking. I have found that it can work for sustained energy if you keep...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
April 12, 1:09pm

Petzl Tikka
I have used a number of tikka headlamps since they came out, from the original to the plus. They work well and are, in my opinion, the new classic, much as the behemouth old school petzl headlamps we...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
April 12, 12:56pm