Ryan Jordan

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November in Montana is exciting because of the promise of snow. Before November, you have to go to high elevations to find snow, like in this photo, which is my camp in Maloney Basin in the Anaconda-Pintlar Wilderness with the Ultralight Backpacking Boot Camp on the night of November 1, 2012. The promise of snow […]

2012 Ultralight Backpacking Boot Camp in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness

I just returned from two trips in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness with Stephanie. Chase was attending a leadership camp at Camp Arcola in the Seymour Creek drainage, so we took the opportunity to do some location scouting and exploring of the A-P. Here’s a Flickr slideshow showing a few of the pretty spots we visited: View […]

The Lean Approach to Wilderness Travel

Eric Ries coined the term “lean startup” in the context of entrepreneurship, but most folks think it’s about running a business with as little overhead as possible. Nothing could be further from the truth, or more damaging to the entrepreneur that is assuming that zero overhead is the key to success. It’s not in business, […]

The Practical and Natural Simplicity of Backcountry Gear

Everyone has different objectives when they visit a Wild Place. Some go to escape, some go to return, some go to get exercise, some go to fish or photograph or climb or rest, and some go to play with gear. I love playing with gear at home, in my backyard. I loathe having to mess […]

Benefits of Ultralight Backpacking Boot Camp (Why I’m Passionate About Education)

I enjoy a lot of different things. Scouting, entrepreneurship, fly fishing, making fires, packrafting, trekking, the wilderness, wildflowers, remote places, my truck, coffee, making my own gear – these are a few of them. But two things that get me as excited as anything else are teaching and ultralight backpacking. The motivation for me to […]