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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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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