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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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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

polycro...?
OK, so is this the same thing? Link: Patio Storm Door Kit - is this polycro? I like polycro for its weight and feel, so would rather not deviate from that. I see that they have it listed agai...

In Editor's Roundtable » Trekking the High Uintas Wilderness: Circumnavigation of the Rock Creek Shelf
August 29, 12:57pm

Martin Titanium Knife
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In Editor's Roundtable » Martin Titanium Knife
August 12, 10:59pm

MYOG: Backpack fabrics, features, and dimensions
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In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Backpack fabrics, features, and dimensions
July 30, 12:29am

Evaluating outdoor gear with open source hardware
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In Editor's Roundtable » Evaluating outdoor gear with open source hardware
July 30, 12:28am

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