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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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Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 16
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In Editor's Roundtable » Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 16
October 01, 12:52am

Gear Guide: Ultralight Inflatable Pillows
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In Editor's Roundtable » Gear Guide: Ultralight Inflatable Pillows
October 01, 12:52am

review format
It will be interesting to see how this format evolves and the extent to which authors would like to write in it. One goal is to create a format where we can bring in more author diversity, but not ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews (No. 1): ZPacks Challenger Raingear, JepPaks Custom Packs, Zebralight H52Fw Headlamp
September 17, 6:55pm

Re: Rain Gear Noisy?
Most nylons will be "noisy" when the nylon rubs against itself. The Challenger is no different. I don't really notice it to be "noisier" or "quieter" than any of t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews (No. 1): ZPacks Challenger Raingear, JepPaks Custom Packs, Zebralight H52Fw Headlamp
September 17, 6:49pm

Flash Reviews (No. 1): ZPacks Challenger Raingear, JepPaks Custom Packs, Zebralight H52Fw Headlamp
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In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews (No. 1): ZPacks Challenger Raingear, JepPaks Custom Packs, Zebralight H52Fw Headlamp
September 17, 12:21am

Re: Thank You -- High Uintas Trek
Peter - I occasionally run into BPL'ers in the wilds, and it's always been a really positive experience. I would have loved to have met you in the Uintas! Porcupine is an outrageous view. Y...

In Editor's Roundtable » Trekking the High Uintas Wilderness: Circumnavigation of the Rock Creek Shelf
September 10, 10:49pm

The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
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In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 10, 1:10am

The Best Backpack in the Whole Wide World
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In Editor's Roundtable » The Best Backpack in the Whole Wide World
September 10, 1:09am

Expedition Blogging, Part 1: A Satellite Phone-Based System
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In Editor's Roundtable » Expedition Blogging, Part 1: A Satellite Phone-Based System
September 03, 12:42am

uintas
I'm not sure when but the full Spectra HMG packs will be made available to the public. My 4400 in size L weighs 40 oz. @jrscruggs my starting pack weight with 9 days of food was 37# - 16# of...

In Editor's Roundtable » Trekking the High Uintas Wilderness: Circumnavigation of the Rock Creek Shelf
August 30, 3:31am

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