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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.
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All Forum Posts by Ryan Jordan

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Re: NeoAir X-Lite size pad to Exped Schnozzel inflation bag
Robert: the schnozzle (female) end mates to the neoair (male) plug directly. The fit is tight and is hard to manage when it's cold but for the most part it seems to work fine without modificati...

In Editor's Roundtable » Notes from the Field: Talus, Tundra, and Ice on a High Route in the Wind River Range of Wyoming
November 07, 9:14am

Notes from the Field: Hidden Lakes, Montana
Companion forum thread to: Notes from the Field: Hidden Lakes, Montana

In Editor's Roundtable » Notes from the Field: Hidden Lakes, Montana
October 21, 9:30am

Ruta Locura Lone Peak Tent & WiFi Stove SpotLite Review
Companion forum thread to: Ruta Locura Lone Peak Tent & WiFi Stove SpotLite Review

In Editor's Roundtable » Ruta Locura Lone Peak Tent & WiFi Stove SpotLite Review
October 21, 9:30am

Bear Attack in the Rockies
Companion forum thread to: Bear Attack in the Rockies

In Editor's Roundtable » Bear Attack in the Rockies
October 14, 5:15pm

PackLite Kayak Review
Companion forum thread to: PackLite Kayak Review

In Editor's Roundtable » PackLite Kayak Review
October 14, 5:01pm

Re: Climbing Gear
@mebbott: I wouldn't change a thing. Pack lowers and raises are the most common use and anchors aren't needed there. Likewise with the occasional below, we'll use part of the r...

In Editor's Roundtable » Notes from the Field: Rambling the High Sierra
October 10, 11:08pm

Paleo Meals to Go
May be of some interest to the LC crowd, see Paleo Meals to Go. I've used a number of their recipes and like them a lot. Especially when you add pasta (KIDDING). No, seriously, they're good...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backpacking on a Low Carb Diet
October 10, 10:48pm

LC diets in the BC
I've been experimenting and studying this for the past several years. I've iterated from high carb to low carb to medium carb to sort of low carb to ... and settled on a happy medium a f...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backpacking on a Low Carb Diet
October 10, 10:37pm

Goretex Socks?
The Rocky Goretex socks are excellent. I've used them in two scenarios, and only during shoulder seasons when in-camp temperatures are cold. 1. If I am wearing non-waterproof shoes, and if t...

In GEAR » Goretex socks for shoulder season worth it?
September 21, 9:35pm

Jetboil Hacks
Thanks for posting those forum links and the aluminum cup option. And the cream cheese lid is brilliant! It would be valuable to assemble a list / description of top Jetboil hacks and publish in...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ruta Locura Jetboil Stove Kit w/BRS-3000T Stove (Review)
September 09, 11:48am

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