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Jonathan Ryan (Jkrew81) - BPL Professional Member

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All Forum Posts by Jonathan Ryan

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Re: Re: Re: Trail/Road Running Training
Good call Art, I totally agree about the relaxed vibe in trail races. I did a 10 miler a few weeks back and I have never enjoyed a race that much. As for this specific road 30K, it is put on by a...

In Other Activities » Trail/Road Running Training
December 16, 5:34am

Re: Trail/Road Running Training
great suggestions guys. I guess I should have stated my intentions/goals in doing this race. Pure and simple, just to do it and feel strong. I am not a competitive runner so my intention is pure...

In Other Activities » Trail/Road Running Training
December 15, 6:32pm

Trail/Road Running Training
Hey guys, Not a backpacking question but rather running. Over the years to train for backpacking I have done a fair share of running and have grown to love it just as much as UL backpacking. So ...

In Other Activities » Trail/Road Running Training
December 15, 1:30pm

Re: MLD Pot w/ Esbit
hey Mark, I use the MLD Pot with the caldera compact and gram cracker. I take an ordinary plastic grocery bag, cut it down to side and wrap it around the pot, then place it in the mesh sack the p...

In GEAR » School me... Alcohol Stoves
December 15, 5:56am

Re: Re: Yak Trax vs. Kahtoola Microspikes
Microspikes are the way to go. I have been hiking/trail running with them for 2 seasons now and they are still in like new shape. If I had stuck with Yak Trax I would be on my 3rd or 4th pair. O...

In GEAR » Yak Trax vs. Kahtoola Microspikes
December 14, 11:55am

Re: You Knew It Was a Bad Idea, But...
Going backpacking with my dog and taking a tarp instead of a fully enclosed shelter. I don't think I slept for more than 2 minutes at a time as the big guy just would not lay down and goto sleep.

In GEAR » You Knew It Was a Bad Idea, But...
December 14, 5:42am

Re: Patagonia Nano Puff Pull Over
I am loving my Nano Puff. Bought it around 6 months ago and has proven itself very versatile. Temp ratings will be different for everyone but I can wear this alone with a light baselayer into the...

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano Puff Pull Over
December 09, 10:54am

Re: 2010 MLD Prophet
NICE! What a huge upgrade to the side pockets over my 3 year old Super Zip.

In GEAR » 2010 MLD Prophet
December 09, 5:57am

Re: Your best gear of 2009
- Goss Gear LT4's - GoLite Chrome Dome Umbrella - BPL UL Merino Hoody

In GEAR » Your best gear of 2009
December 06, 2:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Epic Vs Event as FF jacket shells
good point Dave, eVent is not kind to the wallet.

In GEAR » Epic Vs Event as FF jacket shells
December 04, 10:27am

All Reader Reviews by Jonathan Ryan

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Princeton Tec EOS
I have been using the EOS-R for alittle under a year now and have been super happy with it. For some odd reason I find night-time winter trail running "fun" and this is the only headlamp I ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
April 01, 7:31pm

ULA Circuit
I purchased this pack alittle over a year ago and simply put, this may be one of the best overall trekking packs for hikers with a well dialed kit. While it is alittle much for a weekend trip it is g...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
March 25, 12:15pm

Six Moon Designs Europa
First off I must say that for the vast majority of my trips I strongly prefer a tarp/bivy combo. But for those times when I need a full tent, the Europa has always worked pretty darn well for me. Wh...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
September 21, 12:53pm

Golite Umbrella
3 Months ago my wife and I were walking the Wilderness trail out to our car on a rainy Sunday morning. As we walked down the trail we were approached by a traditional packer wearing a kilt (yes a mal...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 15, 12:32pm

Therm-A-Rest Ridgerest
While this is def not a highly coveted drool inducing piece of kit, it is one of those items I never realized how much I depend on. Being 6'4" A torso sized pad is just not enough for me. B...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
September 15, 8:02am

Arc FlashLight Arc AAA
I am actually pretty surprised that no one has submitted a review for this little beauty. As far as lighting goes I am pretty sure this is the most versatile light sources I own. I have carried it o...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
April 10, 2:10pm

Vargo Triad
As others have stated, this thing is terrible. It has a great look to it that seems to promise functionality but once you go to use it you will find the opposite. Get a Caldera Cone instead!!!!

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 06, 5:40am

Inov8 Flyroc 310
As a trail shoe I do not think it gets much better than the Flyroc's. With their forefoot space, amazing trail feel and fast drying mesh they are pretty close to perfect for New England hiking. ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 12, 1:47pm

Backpacking Light STIX (2008)
All in all a great trekking pole. It is durable,light and very stiff. I have taken several dives on them and they have held up very well. My only complaint is that the tip and grip area are not repl...

In Trekking Poles
January 05, 2:16pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
As other users have stated this is a great pack. For 90% of my hiking this is my goto pack. From DIAD hikes up to several days out this is a great size pack with loads of utility and great functiona...

In Backpacks - Frameless
December 23, 5:54am