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Ryan Hutchins (ryan_hutchins) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Somewhere out there
About Me I've been hiking since I could walk and grew up in NH hiking in the white mountains. For 15 years I have been working in Outdoor Education, and for the last 10 years I have been an Instructor for NOLS - the National Outdoor Leadership School. I am currently helping to develop the lightweight program at the school.
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StateWY
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://learningbydoingblog.wordpress.com/
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All Forum Posts by Ryan Hutchins

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Thanks!
Thanks Dan! I've posted a few more pieces, check out what's new!

In On the Web » I done made me a blog
March 22, 7:23pm

Thanks y'all
Thanks for sharing your thoughts all. I leave tomorrow morning for an eight day back-country ski trip, may all of your new years also begin with adventure, some outdoor time and a continued engage...

In Philosophy & Technique » Is the wilderness or outdoors an escape or an engagement?
December 31, 9:06pm

Is the wilderness or outdoors an escape or an engagement?
I wrote this essay on wilderness/outdoors and wonder what you all think? is getting outside an escape from our other "reality" or an opportunity to engage more fully in our lives? htt...

In Philosophy & Technique » Is the wilderness or outdoors an escape or an engagement?
December 29, 10:34pm

Getting philosophical
Less about gear, more about the how of doing things: http://learningbydoingblog.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/the-wilderness-as-an-escape-or-an-engagement/

In On the Web » I done made me a blog
December 28, 4:12pm

a little evening project
I built a relatively simple avy pouch to hold shovel, probe and saw onto a Hyperlite pack last night. Check it out on my blog: http://learningbydoingblog.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/modular-avy-po...

In Make Your Own Gear » a little evening project
December 21, 10:47am

A little MYOG
Post on building a BC ski accessory for a test pack. http://learningbydoingblog.wordpress.com/?p=246&preview=true

In On the Web » I done made me a blog
December 21, 10:04am

Review Of Ultralight BackPackin' Tips.
http://learningbydoingblog.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/ultralight-backpackin-tips-a-somewhat-biased-review/ and Initial impressions of some Hyperlite Mountain Gear stuff.. http://learningbydoing...

In On the Web » I done made me a blog
December 18, 5:43pm

I done made me a blog
With some lightweight stuff, some random outdoors stuff and a bunch of learning along the way. Check it out if you fancy... www.learningbydoingblog.wordpress.com

In On the Web » I done made me a blog
December 05, 11:14pm

Delrin, the Peak and Kydex
I don't have my Peak in front of me right now, does it have the velcro to seal in or allow the foam "frame" to be removed like the Jam/pinnacle? if so, I would think that would be a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » DIY removable frame question.
November 10, 2:44pm

great article
Awesome.

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Frameless Backpacks State of the Market Report 2011
Part 2A – Technical Evaluation – Measurement of Pack Volume and Volume Reduction Capability

June 17, 1:22pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Hutchins

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Wild Things Epic Wind Shirt
This shell is a great winter piece because it sheds snow and wet percipitation very well and cuts the wind exceptionally. I agree with the two folks above. The only complaint I have is that it is ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
April 11, 10:59pm

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
I have had one of these for about 8 years and it remains a staple in my layering system anytime I will be in wet conditions.

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
April 11, 10:52pm

Patagonia DAS Parka
I agree that this Parka is excellent as a cold weather/winter parka. It has a good performance to weight ratio, considering it is synthetic. I have worn it in temps ranging from the teens(Fº) to -40...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
April 11, 10:47pm

Wild Things Andinista
This is the best pack that I have owned, ever. It is somewhat purpose built as a mountaineering pack, but can easily be modified to work extremely well as a Ski or ski mountaineering pack. The pack ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 11, 10:37pm

Golite Jam
I've only had a few lightweight packs, and the Jam is my favorite in it's size range. I find the size about perfect for week long trips and, although the extras add some weight, they do make ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 11, 10:29pm