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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.
CityBoise
StateIdaho
CountryUnited States
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All Forum Posts by Jason Brinkman

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

March 14, 10:46pm

Pak-Rifle
Wow. I was both surprised and pleased to see this product and the review of it. Great work Josh! And good article Ryan. Glad to see somebody innovating in this arena. A few random comments for ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Pak-Rifle Review
December 03, 12:00am

Re: Duomid
I could not be happier with the silnylon DuoMid that I acquired early this fall for shoulder season use (I bivy all summer). Ventilation is great. Condensation is less than expected. However, I ...

In GEAR » Which fabric for DuoMid for my expected conditions?
October 21, 11:21pm

Re: Bivy bag advice
I use an ID eVent Unishelter (right zip) with a Marmot Hydrogen (left zip) all the time. It's not any problem for me because the bivy zipper is plenty long and the bag zipper is pretty short. ...

In GEAR » Bivy bag advice
October 21, 11:05pm

Re: New spreadsheet
Thanks for your work on this Roger. But I am wondering if there is some rule of thumb that could be applied for picking a trial deflection in a typical application. Say a tarp or simple tent, mad...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG Technical Note - Catenary Curves
October 16, 12:53am

Re: 24: Fall Equinox
Great video! Not sure how you manage to pull off such great footage solo, Ryan, but keep it up. The 24 thing is great, and Fall is my favorite time of year to spend in the mountains. If the snow ...

In Editor's Roundtable » 24: Fall Equinox in the Hyalite Cirque of Montana's Gallatin Mountains
October 08, 2:22pm

Re: Two in One Boat: Sharing a Packraft on a River Trip
Great article! Really brings to life the lightweight methods that this site is all about. DIY flocculants? Never occurred to me, but I would be interested in learning more... Dosing, sourcing...

In Editor's Roundtable » Two in One Boat: Sharing a Packraft on a River Trip
August 05, 1:51am

Re: Are there any Swedes on this forum? If so, I need your help.
Try the BPL site from the UK. Or the Swedish Bikini Team - wait a minute... you want a Swedish Bikini!?! I bet those ARE ultralight!!!

In Chaff » Are there any Swedes on this forum? If so, I need your help.
July 18, 11:15pm

Re: Up in Smoke: Backcountry Fire Building Videocast
I am not aware that BPL sells egg carton fire starters or waterproof matches. I thought the video was fair and balanced, and I did not have any impression of it being an infomercial. I would li...

In Editor's Roundtable » Up in Smoke: Backcountry Fire Building Videocast
July 15, 2:06pm

Re: Packrafting Footwear Suggestions
Just bought SpeedCross 2's today. They are very tight micro-mesh type fabric on top with a lot of rubber overlay. They don't impress me as particularly free draining even though they migh...

In Packrafting » Packrafting Footwear Suggestions
July 15, 12:59am

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