The answer is simple.
Because when you lighten up your pack weight, you enjoy hiking more.
And when you enjoy hiking more, you’ll do it more. And when you hike more, you’ll connect with nature more. When you connect with nature more, you’ll be happier.
It’s not rocket science.
We promote multi-day, backcountry travel in a self-supported (“backpackable”), lightweight style. – Backpacking Light Mission Statement
What is Backpacking Light?
Backpacking Light provides information and education about hiking and backpacking, and hosts the world’s most passionate community of people dedicated to traveling light.
Would You Like to Be a Part of Our Community?
We’d love that!
We started Backpacking Light in our garage in 2001, have employed mostly friends and family, let people bring their dogs and babies to work, and remain committed to owning a company that values community – and a passion for restoring their soul outside.
We welcome your experience, your participation in our community, and of course, the opportunity to serve and help you as well.
Please subscribe today and support our community’s efforts to help people enjoy a less burdened life in the wilderness – and beyond.
Godspeed and Go Light,
Ryan and Stephanie Jordan
Backpacking Light Founders & Owners
|Ryan & Stephanie Jordan||Founders & Owners|
|Ryan Jordan||Publisher & Wilderness Adventures Guide/Trek Leader|
|Eric Vann||Associate Editor, Wilderness Adventures Outfitting Manager & Trek Director|
|Angela Fletcher||Copy Editor|
|Roger Caffin||Senior Editor, Community Moderator|
|Luke Schmidt||Staff Contributor|
|Emylene VanderVelden||Staff Contributor|
|Jorgen Johansson||Staff Contributor|
|Doug Johnson||Staff Contributor|
|Pat Starich||Wilderness Adventures Guide/Trek Leader|
|Ryan Connelly||Wilderness Adventures Guide/Trek Leader|
|Andrew Heath||Wilderness Adventures Guide/Trek Leader|
|Mike Martin||Wilderness Adventures Guide/Trek Leader|
|Ben Klocek||Web Developer|
|Regan Miles||Customer Support Manager|