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Ryan Faulkner (ryanf) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mid atlantic, No. Cal
About Me My name is Ryan Faulkner, i am 17 years old, and have been UL backpacking for about 7 years. I have been inspired by hikers like Andrew Skurka, and Ryan Jordan, and have dedicated my trips to going light and fast.
I plan on hiking the PCT and AT before finishing college, and after I hope to get some sort of a career in the backpacking industry.(I havent quite figured out how exactly, but i will :)
I have some big plans for the future, but ill keep those quiet for now ;-P
StateVirginia
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.ryanfaulknerphotography.com
My PDF Gear ListWinds-Yellowstone Trek 2008

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All Forum Posts by Ryan Faulkner

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Re: Re: UL long distance list
after reading RJs reveiw of the sierra designs isotope jacket, I droped it from my list. I decided to go with just a wind shirt. I want the slightly more water proof then breathable jacket. opti...

In Gear Lists » UL long distance list
March 02, 4:44pm

Re: UL long distance list
There was recently a huge weight drop in the BMW poncho tarps. and Ryan Jordan predicts the NANO ponchos to be in the 2.5oz weight area. I currently have a golite poncho because of the bigger size....

In Gear Lists » UL long distance list
March 02, 4:04pm

Re: Poncho-Tarps
Ryan, please bring the poncho/tarps to market. look at how fast you sold those ponchos today, think of how well a tarp half the weight would sell. I cant wait, I can tell you that. if you ...

In GEAR » BMW poncho/tarps...WOW!
March 01, 5:18pm

Re: BMW Poncho/Tarps-How Low Can It Go?
Bill, I cant wait to see that. I think for this next one, you could find a little lighter tie out system. I understand the need for reinforced tie outs, but you could just use another layer of c...

In GEAR » BMW poncho/tarps...WOW!
March 01, 3:40pm

BMW poncho/tarps...WOW!
did anyone else notice the amazing weight changes in the bozeman mountain works poncho tarps? spinn poncho T-lite 4.4oz! spinn poncho Lite 4.7oz! are these NANO fabric ponchos. I dont kno...

In GEAR » BMW poncho/tarps...WOW!
March 01, 3:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Bivy sack for synthetic quilt?
thanks for all those links pj. you might also want to check out the mini bull design bug bag. it is 3.2oz and is big enough to cover your entire body instead of just your torso. and what I do...

In GEAR » Bivy sack for synthetic quilt?
March 01, 4:15am

Re: Re: Re: Bivy sack for synthetic quilt?
I kind of moved away from bivy sacks for 3 season. I like the freedom and weight savings of a groundcloth. I just felt restricted in my bivy, it was hrder to adjust my bag and pad and I sometimes g...

In GEAR » Bivy sack for synthetic quilt?
February 28, 1:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Need help with Backpacking Trip Ideas
one awsome trail, I like to hike is the massanutten trail. I did it in about 2.5days, but if you hike 7-15 miles a day it would take you about 5 days. it is a 72 mile loop circumnavigating Fort ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Need help with Backpacking Trip Ideas
February 28, 1:06pm

Re: Time for a new pack
Golite Gust? it has snow shoe and ice axe attachments and it is huge not to mention that it is made from one of the strongest fibers in the world, and only for 20oz

In GEAR » Time for a new pack
February 26, 6:51pm

Re: Cuben Fiber - Q&A
all this tape has got me confused, dose it work better than sewing? for some reason I would'nt trust it. if you were to sew, what kind of thread would you use?

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Fiber - Q&A
February 26, 6:15pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Faulkner

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BackpackingLight.com Premium Membership
I am so glad I found this website, before this site I was carrying a 30-40lb pack, after reading the articles I got my list under 10, and after joining the forums, well carrying less than 4 pounds is ...

In Books and Media
December 31, 10:20pm

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
Good thought. I bring this stove whenever I need to simmer, one disadvantage of alcohol stoves. I like it much, much, much better than the MSR pocket rocket, the 4 titanium stands are much more ...

In Stoves - Canister
December 30, 1:25pm

ThermoJet MicroLite
I did not buy this stove, in fact, I have never bought a alcohol stove, but have many of the MBD stoves and tonight added this wonder to my collection. I actually

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 09, 9:56pm

Minibull Designs Pocket Puck
I did not purchase a pocket puck from mini bull design, but from looking at pictures and from expeience from making other stoves I made my own flattened side burner stove. I like the overall design, w...

In Stoves - Alcohol
October 06, 1:16pm