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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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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

Re: Rain Gear Noisy?
Most nylons will be "noisy" when the nylon rubs against itself. The Challenger is no different. I don't really notice it to be "noisier" or "quieter" than any of t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews (No. 1): ZPacks Challenger Raingear, JepPaks Custom Packs, Zebralight H52Fw Headlamp
September 17, 6:49pm

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

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