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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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Re: Re: Determining ideal R-value for pads
Hmmm, indeed... Therm-a-Rest Trail Lite (no holes) - 1.5" thick - R 3.8 Torsolite sounds like it doesn't account for die cut holes.

In GEAR » Determining ideal R-value for pads
January 16, 12:24am

Re: Determining ideal R-value for pads
Many thanks Richard. Now if only I can predict the temperature of the ground at 10,000 feet in July!

In GEAR » Determining ideal R-value for pads
January 12, 10:29pm

Re: REI Cruise UL 60 Pack?
Don't have a Cruise, but I have last years UL 60 in a large (actually measures 65 in that size). I have been very pleased with the fit, comfort, and utility. The cinch cord works very well fo...

In GEAR » REI Cruise UL 60 Pack?
January 12, 10:00pm

Determining ideal R-value for pads
Does anyone have a reliable method for relating single layer loft to an R-value? I would like to carry a lighter pad, but I want to make sure that I select one that has a similar R-value to what...

In GEAR » Determining ideal R-value for pads
January 12, 12:28am

Re: JetBoil pot
What does the 1.5L JB pot weigh?

In GEAR » JetBoil pot
January 11, 12:12pm

Re: Most breathable bivy fabric?
eVent! Pertex Quantum is maybe more breathable, but not sufficiently waterproof for me (only water resistant I believe). Check out some the spotlite review on Integral D...

In GEAR » Most breathable bivy fabric?
January 10, 11:25pm

Re: Re: Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
A few points: 1. Most all sleeping bag manufacturers list full bag loft (2 layer), even though the bottom layer is compressed beneath you. The BPL and Jardine table/formula is for top layer (1...

In GEAR » Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
January 10, 11:14pm

Re: Is Soft Shell Material Warmer and Lighter
Lot of great info here, but without getting into all that, my simple solution to the original post: I carry a puffy synthetic vest or down jacket for those cold camp conditions. I almost never ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Is Soft Shell Material Wamer and Lighter
January 08, 1:00am

Test thread
Just a first post test. Please disregard.

In User Test Forum » Test thread
January 02, 12:02pm

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