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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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Re: Part Two: Water/Alcohol Blends
So I am an esbit or canister stove guy, but the article is interesting none the less. My conclusions and questions are as follows: If I were to decide to use alcohol, 95% Everclear ethanol (loc...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Performance of Alcohol Fuels for Backpacking Stoves
Part Two: Water/Alcohol Blends

May 19, 11:20pm

Re: Initial trip report
I would suspect the problem was definitely the MB Down Inner Jacket. That amount of sewn-thru loft would not keep me warm for 30's with only a capilene 1 and windshirt. Was the windshirt ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Half bag/elephant's foot idea
May 06, 11:30pm

Re: Prototype made
I don't have any advice for you, but I am definitely watching for the outcome. Keep us posted.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Half bag/elephant's foot idea
April 05, 9:35pm

Re: Uncovering the Truth: Underground Doping in the Long Distance Hiking Community
I've heard that "stacking" garlic and onions can boost mileage up into the low 30's! But alas, most of my garlic and onion eating ancestors are dead too. Would that qualify fo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Uncovering the Truth: Underground Doping in the Long Distance Hiking Community
April 01, 2:47am

Re: REI Flash 50 backpack?
I own and have used one of the Flash 50's predecessors - the REI UL 60. Very similar design, and certainly worked okay. The main difference in my opinion is the suspension. Jam2 is designe...

In GEAR » REI Flash 50 backpack?
March 16, 1:02pm

Re: Nalgenes and boiling water
Sounds like this could be a BPL feature article. I think we need to solicit a little physics or engineering expertise for it. Perhaps someone would could give us the thermodynamic and heat tran...

In GEAR » Nalgene bottles, worth their weight
March 10, 2:02am

Re: roger
I took that as your personal experience Roger, but everyone reads things differently. Roger, your experience is personal and everyone should read differently. If Roger would read differently,...

In GEAR » Nalgene bottles, worth their weight
March 10, 1:56am

RE: MYOG Baffled Down Vest
Nothing crude looking about it in my opinion. Great job. Very educational. I have been toying with the idea of sewing some insulated pieces myself. I can definitely say that I was underestima...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG Baffled Down Vest
March 07, 11:37pm

Re: CCF vs Self Inflator vs Synth Mat
"PS: sand? No Way!" Hmmm... While sand is definitely not soft, I find that I can get very good night's sleep on it, even with a CCF pad! The trick is to "pre-contour" it...

In GEAR » CCF vs Self Inflator vs Synth Mat
February 03, 1:35am

Re: "BPL Product Picture - what are those items?"
I would guess the poles are a prototype, or perhaps some that aren't marketed in the States currently. Sometimes BPL will do that, like the bamboo poles they reviewed a while back (are you lis...

In Chaff » BPL Product Picture - what are those items?
February 03, 1:12am

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