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About Me I backpack, hike, raft, hunt, fish, mountain bike, ski, snowshoe, trail run, etc.
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Manufacturing
BTW, I've learned more than a couple things about prototyping and manufacturing from the responses here - good stuff! I like the notion of molded-in threaded inserts the most!

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 1
July 07, 2:13am

What's that got to do with...?
What do programmers have to do with the price of tea in China?! :) For that matter, what do exhaust recirculation patterns, carbon monoxide pools, snow caves, or faulty lanterns have to do with...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 1
July 07, 2:11am

VBL's
VBL's are a tactic for very cold conditions (i.e. consistently below freezing), like winter camping in the north. In such conditions it is cold enough outside that the dew point is reached...

In GEAR » My VBL idiocy
November 29, 10:34pm

Re: Weight transfer to hips in UL frameless packs and water bottles...
I've often thought about a similar concept, but I find something that size (if mounted in front) is uncomfortable when bending, stepping over logs, climbing across talus, etc. Some side waist ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Weight transfer to hips in UL frameless packs and water bottles...
November 29, 10:16pm

Re: Trekking pole antishock
Why would you want to mess up perfectly good bamboo poles with squeaky, heavy, ineffective technology? Tape your wrists. Or stop doing it that way. From an engineer.

In Make Your Own Gear » Trekking pole antishock
July 16, 11:38pm

Re: Lower Rogue heat!
I would second the Lower Rogue heat concern! We rented a beach house on the Pacific near Gold Beach over the July 4th week. It was glorious on the coast - 65 degrees and sunny every day. Drove u...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Help! Need a Plan B for a trip out of Portland next week.
July 11, 11:46pm

Re: Thanks!
Okay, so what you are really targeting is LW (lightweight). No problem. Every ounce you reduce from a heavy weight pack is that much more pleasurable on the trail - particularly with a bad ankle....

In Gear Lists » Newbie to UL needs some help!
July 11, 11:15pm

Re: Newbie to UL needs some help!
You're not doing too bad, but since you asked, your first option is always to take less. For example: - You could leave behind one or two of your three cookware items (mug, pot, and plate)....

In Gear Lists » Newbie to UL needs some help!
July 10, 11:46pm

Re: Pack weight?
Pack weight can be a userful measurement and/or proxy for how comfortable a load is to carry, how efficient your gear selection, what "category" of hiker you are (Tradition, LW, UL, SUL),...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pack weight?
April 28, 12:09am

Re: Re: On the fence about SPOT 2
I appreciate the reply Alan. If I were to get the SPOT 2, I would hope not to need their customer service either, but their reputation is so bad that it's actually weighing into my decisio...

In Editor's Roundtable » SPOT2 Personal Locator Review and Extensive Field Test
December 03, 1:21pm

All Reader Reviews by Jason Brinkman

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Lite my fire firesteel scout firelighter
I've had zero problems with my Firesteel. It always throws a reliable and predictably shaped spark fan. Lights stoves or fires easily. Lighting a fire does require a dry tinder material (found ...

In Cookware - Other
July 24, 10:18am

REI Minimalist Bivy Sack
I picked up a REI Minimalist Bivy in size long to try out. The long also has added girth, which is great. I slept in it twice in my backyard proving ground. Both times were clear, low humidity night...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
May 09, 11:53pm

clif shot bloks/jelly belly sport beans various flavors
Tried the Shot Bloks (pina colada and black cherry) for the first time on a trip in Hells Canyon last weekend. I found the texture and flavor to be VERY appealing, and the calorie density is acceptab...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
May 09, 11:26pm

Black Diamond Spire Elliptical Trekking Poles
I was intrigued by these initially because of the ellipical shafts - definitely seem stronger/stiffer on the principle axis than comparable weight round poles. I was willing to live with the 20 oz pe...

In Trekking Poles
February 28, 11:57pm