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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.
My Website URLhttp://www.ryanjordan.com/
My PDF Gear ListFall 2007 Absaroka Backbone

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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

Gear Guide: Packrafts
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In Editor's Roundtable » Gear Guide: Packrafts
July 23, 12:08am

Pick Up Your Feet
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In Editor's Roundtable » Pick Up Your Feet
June 03, 10:18pm

BPL GROUP COOKING Recipe Contest: Jetboil Joule Giveaway
Backpacking Light will be publishing a review of the Jetboil Joule cooking system (inverted canister large volume) on July 9 to coincide with a recipe contest/giveaway. The contest winner wi...

In Editor's Roundtable » BPL GROUP COOKING Recipe Contest: Jetboil Joule Giveaway
May 21, 3:09pm

The Massanutten Ridges of Virginia
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In Editor's Roundtable » The Massanutten Ridges of Virginia
April 30, 12:08am

Re: Re: Tenkara, Patagucci style
@Glenn - thank you, excellent feedback. We'll try to offer more unique content not available elsewhere as we move forward publishing book excerpts.

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Simple Fly Fishing
April 23, 6:55pm

Tenkara Article
Stuart - hopefully the article will provide some inspiration to others here, even if it can't find value for all. We'll be incorporating a number of book chapters in our upcoming publicatio...

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Simple Fly Fishing
April 23, 6:50pm

Ken: Some of the comments were deleted because they were not relevant to the article's topic, and were instead directed at editorial process. I was fine with those comments but they don't b...

In Editor's Roundtable » Top Ultralight Tent Review
April 23, 11:57am

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Jordan

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Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
No complaints on the form factor, heat output, and incredibly compact size. Pot supports are not aggressive and small pots / mugs with smooth bottoms, like Snow Peak's own cookware, slide around. ...

In Stoves - Canister
August 02, 6:30pm

Claims indicate "significant" ClO2 (chlorine dioxide) formation but lab studies (see BPL Mag Issue 2) suggest otherwise, so there are still more hints of "chlorine" taste than Aquamira, which result f...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
August 02, 6:23pm

GoLite Ether Wind Shirt (Wisp HP)
Love the fabric. Needs to be full zip, and a double layer hood like the sleeper in this category - the Montane Lightspeed - would make this the top wind shirt on the planet without tipping the scales ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
August 02, 6:20pm

Integral Designs eVENT Rain Jacket
Fix the sizing convention (I normally wear a medium/large but need to size up to the XL in this model to allow layering over a thin Polarguard sweater) and add two inches to the length and this jacket...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 02, 6:18pm

Integral Designs South Col Bivy (eVENT)
The right fabric, good dimensions, solid design. My go to bivy for alpine climbing and seriously foul wet/cold weather tarp camping in the cold. Condensation is seldom a problem, unlike any ****-te...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 02, 6:15pm

Backpackers Pantry Beef Stroganoff with Wild Mushrooms
Not many prepackaged meals seem worth the weight to me. This one is an exception, but it's primarily related to taste, even though its caloric density is very good (92 cal/oz) for a packaged dinner. ...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
August 02, 6:11pm

Suunto X6
Barometric altimeter, magnetic compass, easy to use and intuitive menu interface with good visual cues, small, and light. The band is uncomfortable for long periods of wear (just replace with a clo...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
August 02, 6:07pm

Pentax Optio WP
< 4.8 oz w/batteries, fully waterproof, decent optics, 5 MP, 0.6 oz battery spares, and pocketable in pants, or shirt. I can't imagine another camera that might have more mass market appeal than th...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
August 02, 6:04pm

GoLite Breeze
I'll not be quite so harsh as Mark. I fell in love with the breeze after an 8-day trek across the Beartooths shortly after the pack was launched. Like any typical love affair, day 0 while it still had...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 02, 11:55am

Tilley LT5
Tilley makes a lot of different hats. I see a lot of the mesh ones, especially the LTM5, on the trail. But I still think the LT5 is the most versatile. Full nylon that's uncoated means it's very breat...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 02, 2:33am