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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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Lightweight Mealtime Routines for Group Cooking
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In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Mealtime Routines for Group Cooking
October 22, 12:29am

Flash Reviews No. 2: Deuce of Spades, Helinox Ground Chair, and Vargo vs. MSR Pot Lifters
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In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 2: Deuce of Spades, Helinox Ground Chair, and Vargo vs. MSR Pot Lifters
October 14, 11:48pm

RX100 +1
I'm a diehard RX100 user and have been since version 1. I also shoot a lot of video, and the RX100 shoots beautiful stuff with good stabilization for handheld shots. Here's a sample from...

In GEAR » New camera
October 14, 10:11pm

Trying New Things
Thanks for your feedback everyone. I like trying new things. Most things I try will be duds. Hopefully we can get a few gems out in the process :)

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking Light's News Digest: No. 1
October 10, 12:05pm

pillows & drift
Jean - mine is sort of a light grey fabric. I think it's Quantum 10d. Edward - check out the link at http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/feature_archive.html?offset=0 wh...

In Editor's Roundtable » Packrafting the Smith River Canyon
October 10, 12:03pm

Packrafting the Smith River Canyon
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In Editor's Roundtable » Packrafting the Smith River Canyon
October 07, 11:04pm

Montbell & Klymit Pillows
I don't have experience with these two pillows, but I'd like to add them to the GG here. Does anyone have solid experience with these two, as well as a few or more of the other pillows i...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gear Guide: Ultralight Inflatable Pillows
October 01, 1:30pm

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

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

MSR MIOX
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