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Jason Brinkman (jbrinkmanboi) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me I backpack, hike, raft, hunt, fish, mountain bike, ski, snowshoe, trail run, etc.
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All Forum Posts by Jason Brinkman

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On the fence about SPOT 2
I would echo the posts of Steve O and Bob R - I have seen a lot of online reviews (that appear to be firsthand accounts) warning of message failure, unit failure, and poor or rude customer service ...

In Editor's Roundtable » SPOT2 Personal Locator Review and Extensive Field Test
December 01, 5:13pm

Re: Nothing feels better
than letting me help with what comes next... Sorry, couldn't help it when I saw the fire in the duff! Fun pictures though.

In Photo Gallery » Nothing feels better
November 05, 1:18am

Re: Flashlight vs. Headlamp for hiking
I recommend a Zebralight H31 or H51 headlamp (depending on battery preference). Works great as a headlamp and can easily be used as small 90-degree flashlight. End cap unscrews slightly to inacti...

In GEAR » Flashlight vs. Headlamp for hiking
November 05, 1:02am

+1 ZebraLight H31
The range of suggestions likely has to do with the range of uses and desires for a light. Micro lights and E-lites are cute, and probably mandatory gear for SUL'ers, but they don't cut it ...

In GEAR » Headlamp question
September 22, 10:59pm

Conversation W/ Cascade Designs
A friend familiar with the manufacturing processes at Cascade Designs has related that the Neo Air matresses are very difficult to manufacture. They are a brilliant design, in my opinion (the tria...

In GEAR » Conversation W/ Cascade Designs
September 22, 10:37pm

Solar stills and tinfoil tarps!
Future news headline: "Hiker found dead under tinfoil tarp while waiting for plastic sheet and hole in the ground - a so-called 'solar still' - to clean feared farm chemicals from his ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Need to lower my water treatment weight
August 30, 12:18am

Re: pole jack
My Duomid came with a pole jack. You might be able to order one from Ron if you want the original. Or you could use an aluminum tent pole splice like available at REI. Or a piece of small diamet...

In Make Your Own Gear » pole jack
July 04, 1:15am

Re: Tarp size question
If it HAS to be square, then a 7'x9' would be marginal for two, and 8'x10' would be better (please don't kick me out of BPL for this non-UL suggestion!). Or you could figure ou...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tarp size question
June 19, 1:08am

We need to get a hypobaric freezer for Roger!
The claims regarding the low temperature performance of this stove have perplexed me since it came out. But I would like to see the definitive control test to put the issue to rest. So how about ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Soto OD-1R Canister Stove Product Review
March 24, 11:59pm

Re: Primus Eta PackLite System
Somehow this article and comments seem to be aimed solidly at stove system weight and performance, rather than the titled carbon monoxide emphasis. Guess that's because it performs well from a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or not?
Supplement 6: Primus Eta PackLite System

March 16, 12:40am

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