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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.
CityBozeman
StateMontana
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://www.ryanjordan.com/
My PDF Gear ListFall 2007 Absaroka Backbone

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All Forum Posts by Ryan Jordan

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Stephenson 2C Tent Review - Part 2
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In Editor's Roundtable » Stephenson 2C Tent Review - Part 2
March 19, 1:01am

Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 2
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In Editor's Roundtable » Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 2
March 18, 1:27pm

ISPO 2014, Munich, Part 2
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In Editor's Roundtable » ISPO 2014, Munich, Part 2
March 04, 10:19pm

Overboots as Mukluks: Basecamp Footwear for Ski Mountaineers
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In Editor's Roundtable » Overboots as Mukluks: Basecamp Footwear for Ski Mountaineers
March 04, 10:19pm

Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2 Shelter Review
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In Editor's Roundtable » Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2 Shelter Review
February 12, 7:04am

Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls
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In Editor's Roundtable » Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls
February 12, 7:01am

Beyond Our Boundaries: The Story of a Family of Five Thru-Hiking the AT in 2014
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In Editor's Roundtable » Beyond Our Boundaries: The Story of a Family of Five Thru-Hiking the AT in 2014
January 08, 12:27am

Gear Under the Tree
So many goodies! Thanks all for sharing. My son and I use HMG Porter packs, and we didn't want my wife to be left out, so we got her the HMG tote bag. Now we need to take her to the beach, w...

In GEAR » Interesting Gear under the Tree for You or Significant Others?
December 27, 1:10am

My Favorite Part About Staff Picks...
...is the picks that you all have in each of your categories. I really enjoy learning about the diversity of what makes BPL readers tick. Thanks to those of you who are contributing yours, as well.

In Editor's Roundtable » 2013 Staff Picks
December 27, 1:07am

Learn to Packraft! Episode 2: Stillwater Basics
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In Editor's Roundtable » Learn to Packraft! Episode 2: Stillwater Basics
December 21, 10:43am

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