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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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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