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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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BackpackingLight.com Premium Membership
Your '5' is gracious but I'm giving BPL.com a '3' for now. If you pay $25, or $5, or $100, it doesn't matter. The product quality needs to be exceptional. Customer service to date has been serio...

In Books and Media
August 06, 6:59pm

USGI Trioxane Solid Fuel Tablets
Keep in mind my comments are given in context of backpacking and challenge the notion that these tablets are suitable for boiling small water volumes, a claim found on the Internet here and there by h...

In Stoves - Other
August 05, 10:08pm

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
Just ... three ... more ... inches ... of length ... And this may be the torso pad of choice for the ultralighter if the bulk is OK with you. For a foamie, maybe the best comfort out there? S...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
August 05, 10:00pm

Salomon Tech Amhibian
There are a lot of people who really like these shoes for hiking. I love them...for hanging out in a canoe...but if I'm doing any kind of meaningful mileages on the trail, forget it. In concept, th...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 05, 9:56pm

Big Sky Products Evolution 2P
Consider the features: 2 doors 2 vestibules double wall carbon poles silnylon fly plenty of interior storage pockets 3 lb 1 oz. Easily almost a pound or more lighter than the next compet...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 02, 9:10pm

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
The book is probably more responsible for generating enthusiasm of the current lightweight movement than any other volume. That's a five star task. Minus a star for doing so at the expense of an in...

In Books and Media
August 02, 8:32pm

Golite Jam
I'm a Gust/Jam fan. The Gust, with its huge side fins, can really allow you to crank the load into your lumbar, which greatly increases its load carrying capacity. Same with the Jam, and the latter is...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 02, 8:29pm

Stephenson 2R
I would agree that the 2R is a very strong tent if properly set up. The exposed panel that is not supported by structure - i.e., the double wall section - needs to be extremely tight to resist a lot o...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 02, 8:17pm

MSR SimmerLite
It's still the lightest white gas stove on the market, and the bottom line is this: you can't melt meaningful quantities of snow (2+ liters at a sitting, as you might need to do 2-3x/day for drinking ...

In Stoves - White Gas
August 02, 8:11pm

Black Diamond Ion
The Ion suffers from short battery life (where battery life is the amount of meaningful light you can get out of it) and outdated bulb technology. Form factor is ok, but the light isn't very stable on...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 02, 6:33pm