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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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Flash Reviews No. 14
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In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 14
August 25, 10:59pm

Faces No. 2: Jim Harris
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In Editor's Roundtable » Faces No. 2: Jim Harris
August 25, 10:48pm

groundsheets: cuben vs. silnylon vs. polycro etc.
Very interesting thread(s), the relationship between groundsheets, function, and failure. Other than the obvious bit of skill that goes into all this (selecting ground cover for a campsite that ...

In GEAR » New MLD Solomid owner with questions
August 03, 10:32pm

First Fish on Tenkara
There are milestones well worth celebrating, and this is one of them! Good for you for capturing the moment with an image, and sharing the story here. Great work, dad :)

In Fishing » Son's first fish with a Tenkara rod
August 03, 10:18pm

Teton Microadventure
Richard: GREAT story. Thanks for sharing it! Having done similar "microadventures" with massive to and fro road trips during my college years, I can certainly relate. I enjoyed the read.

In Editor's Roundtable » Microadventures: Breaking Down the Barriers of Visiting a Wild Place
August 03, 9:43pm

John Muir and Robert Marshall: Actions and Ideologies
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In Editor's Roundtable » John Muir and Robert Marshall: Actions and Ideologies
June 30, 11:50pm

Flash Reviews No. 10
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In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 10
June 30, 11:40pm

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 19
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In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 19
June 26, 7:44pm

While it's tempting to think that the chlorine donation from Aquatabs is similar to the chlorine donation from bleach (or a hypochlorite formulation), sodium dichloroisocyanurate creates a more...

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 9
June 17, 4:56pm

Flash Reviews No. 9
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In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 9
June 16, 10:30pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Jordan

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Leukotape P Sports Tape
I'm with Al. There is no competition here. Anybody still using duct tape is living in the dark ages. Leukotape P is breathable, stretchy (and thus, form-fitting), and most important, resilient. I put ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
November 03, 10:49pm

MSR Titan Kettle
Also one of my favorite pots. I like the fact that the lid is very tight because I don't have to carry a stuff sack to contain my cook kit in my pack; however, the tight lid makes it hard to check the...

In Cookware - Titanium
November 03, 9:44am

Princeton Tec EOS
Few headlights really jazz me up. This is one of them. Even though it's now more than a year old, its ruggedness, light quality, and battery miserness remains outstanding. It's also really easy ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
November 01, 11:30pm

GoLite Virga
My Virga is the pre-production model, I think the same one Don had; 6 oz jacket, no pockets, straight hem, 2 layer fabric. I think the production model will be 2.5 layer and have a pocket. I used i...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 25, 2:13pm

Sierra Designs Isotope
Waterproof is a stretch, you can read about that in our review here. In ...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 01, 12:15am

Coleman Exponent Xtreme Stove
A serious competitor to the Simmerlite, because of its fuel efficiency and cleaner burning (better for tents, vestibules, snow caves, etc) for melting snow in the winter. There is still some question ...

In Stoves - White Gas
December 06, 5:59pm

Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure by Peter Stark
Last Breath, told from the perspective of the first person in extreme physiologically stressful situations (hypothermia, dehydration, etc.) is incredibly engaging: it puts you smack in the middle of t...

In Books and Media
December 06, 5:54pm

Golite Hex 3
I use the Hex 3 for two applications: 1. Family camping. 2. Winter ski trips as a shared shelter. For #1, we often use the enclosed Nest (car trips) and I made a velcro netting perimeter we use...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
December 01, 9:42am

Kelly Kettle
The recent review of the Stratus Trailstove motivated me to post a review of a simil...

In Stoves - Other
August 07, 10:38pm

Montrail Hardrock
The Montrail Hardrock is the logical successor to the Vitesse II, which will likely be discontinued soon. I think the Hardrock has advantages over the Vitesse: - better underfoot protection; - ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 07, 5:52pm