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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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Inov8 RocLite 315
A beauty of a shoe that solves the mesh upper durability limitations of the Terroc 330, but not the lug-popping-off durability limitations of the soles. Of all of the Inov8 shoes, these are my favorit...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 13, 12:29am

Inov8 Terroc 330 - Men's
In prepping for a trek in Alaska last June, I spent the entire spring "training" and hiking 20-30 mile days. These were one of the shoes I wore the most. I love the comfort, profile, stability, feel, ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 13, 12:25am

Frogg Toggs Rain Suit
You'll fit in at a bass fishing tournament or AT shelter, but woe is he who goes clubbing in a set of these. Fashion aside, the fit is fair, but the comfort is terrific - a truly "breathable" water...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 10, 12:35am

Smartwool Shadow Hoody
A wool hoody. How about that! My all time favorite base layer garment style. The Shadow has thumbcuffs, which is great for cutting the chill when using trekking poles on a cold morning - and you ei...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
November 07, 12:19am

Integral Designs eVENT Shortie Gaiters
Not a 5, because of the lack of decent seal around the shoe. More durable than light stretchwoven gaiters like REI Spring gaiters, but at the cost of breathability. I use these for fall rain and snow ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 06, 11:48pm

Montane Lite-speed
The strengths of the Litespeed are its breathability (Microlight, which feels more breathable than Quantum and some other wind shirt fabrics), its long length, and hood. I washed it in detergent to...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
November 04, 2:00pm

Garmin Foretrex 101
I removed the strap, use Li AAA batteries, and I have a 2.5 oz replaceable (vs. rechargeable) battery operated GPS unit designed with an outdoor (vs. training) interface. That makes it the lightest...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
November 04, 1:55pm

Brunton Watchband Compass Model 9068
First, an apology to the members. I'm sorry for bringing these things into the BPL Gear Shop. I assumed, wrongly, that the Brunton quality found in their precision instruments, would be transfer...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
November 04, 1:44pm

Brunton 904x Series Keyring Compasses
There are several models in this series. The 9040 is the standard model, the 9041 is luminescent, and the 9045 has a thermometer. My favorite is the 9040. Black in color so it's easy to read in bri...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
November 03, 11:00pm

Hydropel Sports Ointment
The product itself is a runaway "5" but I have to downgrade it to a "4" for its lack of packaging options. The 2 oz tube is just too much for a weeklong trek or less. I repackage it in a balm jar for ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
November 03, 10:53pm