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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
My Website URL
My PDF Gear ListWinds-Yellowstone Trek 2008

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All Forum Posts by Ryan Faulkner

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Re: maps are fine.
hey, I have never thru-hiked the PCT, but I plan to in a few years. What I have been thinking, is that for most of the trail, the guidebooks will be adequate for maps, but... in the high sierra,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mapping software
December 28, 8:58am

Re: 2008 GoLIte shelters
I dont really have any interest in the new golite shelters, Im kind of dissapointed. I just hope they do not discontinue old shelters like the ponch-tarp, and cave. I am really excited about the...

In GEAR » 2008 Golite Shelters @
December 22, 10:30am

SPOT personal tracker
how does the SPOT satelite personal tracker compare to teh more expensive/heavier PLBs from Mcmurdo, and ACR?

In GEAR » SPOT personal tracker
December 15, 10:24am

Re: Will Gamma MX pants be breathable enough for backcountry skiing and snowshoeing in N Vermont in late December?
If you have not already purchased the MX pants, you may be interested in the Foxwear powersheild pants they are windproof powersheild on the front side, and more breathable powerstretch on the ...

In GEAR » Will Gamma MX pants be breathable enough for backcountry skiing and snowshoeing in N Vermont in late December?
December 06, 5:35pm

Re: Aconcagua gear
Interesting Trip Chris, I am excited to see the outcome, I have been interested in climbing some big mountains in the future.. and have done some messing around with gear for mountaineering. You...

In Gear Lists » Aconcagua Gear List?
December 04, 4:25pm

Vapor mitts or triggs
Hey all, I recently ordered some RBH designs vapor mitts, but am planning on returning them because they are not the right size. I tried the mitts on, and am very pleased, and even suprised at t...

In GEAR » Vapor mitts or triggs
November 23, 5:59am

Re: One-piece poles
>>"if there really are "one piece" nonadjustable treking poles on the market, my guess is that those are a waste of money for snowshoeing, since you could get used beat up down...

In GEAR » optimum length of snowshoe poles; recommended poles
November 21, 1:16pm

best watch... Final decisions
Ive narrowed it down to the Core, or the S6, and am planning on ordering in the next few days, ill do a few more side by side comparisons to get a better idea of which is right for me, but any ...

In GEAR » best watch
November 19, 6:38pm

Re: Some Suggestionsfor New UL Backpacker
I think you will find, that if you get your pack weight lower, you will have a much more comfortable/enjoyable experience. It really is not that difficult to go truly ultralight (base packweight...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Kind of new to lightweight backpacking
November 18, 6:55pm

Re: Re: Kind of new to lightweight backpacking
ULA and Mchale packs are definatley worth considering. also check out, they have a couple big, yet lightweight internal framed packs, bombproof packs, but lightwe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Kind of new to lightweight backpacking
November 18, 6:47pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Faulkner

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Category 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