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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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My PDF Gear ListFall 2007 Absaroka Backbone

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All Forum Posts by Ryan Jordan

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Cottage vs. Corp
From above: "I feel little need to purchase much of anything from a faceless corp owned by people who quite possibly have never been camping outside a USFS fee and paved campground, if at all....

In GEAR » support the cottage industry clothing/gear...the real deal!
October 10, 10:13am

New posts since last visit
Not anymore.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » New Home Page?
October 08, 8:31pm

H2No - Surprising
H2No is not a technology. It's simply Patagonia's "standard" for "something" that is 100% waterproof, and breathable. Within the H2No classification, Patagonia use...

In GEAR » Patagonia H2No better then eVent?
October 08, 6:19pm

3.5 seasons?
I have to wonder what 3.5 seasons means. I would not classify any tent from Tarptent, SMD, Zpacks, or Gossamer Gear as a 3.5 season tent. 3.5 seasons implies cold temperatures and snow and th...

In Winter Hiking » tent company suggestions
October 08, 5:09pm

Re: (sorry to play shameless self-promoter)
In response to Mike's claim that 20 pounds is too much for 10 days of consumables, I'll play devil's advocate. IF you adhere to the rigid UL philosophy of maximizing the caloric dens...

In GEAR » u.l. pack comfort
September 25, 10:13am

UL Pack Comfort
A quote from above: "According to the Backpack State of the Market Report 2011, the most comfortable of the lightweight frameless backpacks are the Gossamer Gear Gorilla and Mariposa Plus, ...

In GEAR » u.l. pack comfort
September 25, 10:04am

Please keep your comments coming, and offer suggestions. Public forum traffic eats up vast amounts of bandwidth that not even subscriptions can support - thanks for your patience as we try to wo...

In Chaff » Ads inbetween Forum Posts
September 21, 6:10pm

Jetboil SOL Ti
The Jetboil SOL Ti offers significant advantages over the Gnat, or another lightweight system. The advantages aren't clear until you use the system. I think its greatest advantage is the ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Integrated Canister Fuel Cooking Systems State of the Market Report 2011: Part 1 – Overview and Performance Evaluation
September 20, 11:48pm

Re: URGENT: Final LOT of BPL Gear Shop Liquidation Sale in Bozeman Available to Ship
Lot is SOLD... Happily, to one of our friendly cottage manufacturers, so we should see the goods back in our community in one form or another! Thank you! Ryan

In Gear Swap » URGENT: Final LOT of BPL Gear Shop Liquidation Sale in Bozeman Available to Ship
August 19, 10:27pm

some modifications to last LOT
OK, now the sale in Bozeman is closed, above contents have been edited and represent the final lot and price. Thanks for considering! Ryan

In Gear Swap » URGENT: Final LOT of BPL Gear Shop Liquidation Sale in Bozeman Available to Ship
August 19, 7:00pm

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