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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: Down Booties
I would like to have some down socks for sleeping bag use only. I do NOT want the firm foam soles suitable for walking around the tent or camp. If you come up with a simple pattern, I would be in...

In Make Your Own Gear » Down Booties
December 11, 1:13am

Re: Ti Walking Crampon
Those are looking great! Could you reduce the amount of metal remaining in the flat underfoot section? Not that it would appreciably reduce weight, but it seems that most of your rigidity comes f...

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium Walking Crampon
December 11, 1:08am

Re: Lightweight in Wonderland
Sounds like a textbook lightweight adventure. I am curious how many of the streamcrossings have bridges. Any difficult crossings? From the NPS Rainier WT website: "Each camp has cleared...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight in Wonderland
December 10, 11:47pm

Re: Wet weather cooking in bear country
Complements from me too on a great article! The complete and prescriptive plan for dealing with challenging conditions makes for a valuable read, and affirms a lot of what I learned the hard way. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gear Suited for Wet, Cold Weather Hiking
December 10, 11:18pm

Re: Anyone own the Titanium Goat Ptarmigan Bivy with Full Net hood
I have a Ti Goat Ptarmigan with the full net hood. Mine is of the late grey vintage (thankfully not purple), although I see they are now using black tops (good call)! The fabric hood and the ne...

In GEAR » Anyone own the Titanium Goat Ptarmigan Bivy with Full Net hood
November 24, 11:43pm

Re: Joby Gorillapod
Agree. I have both. The Ultrapod will stay on a trekking pole very well with the velcro strap - the Gorilla Pod will fall off before you leave the trailhead. I always used to carry an Ultrapod r...

In GEAR » Joby Gorillapod
November 24, 11:30pm

Re: Sleeping bag for the Sierras
I use Marmot and REI bags, but WM or FF are likely even better (just more expensive). No experience with MB bags. I would feel comfortable with my 30 degree Marmot Hydrogen in those conditions,...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag for the Sierras
November 24, 11:20pm

Re: Help with Winter Hiking Jacket/Coat
I vote for the Montbell Alpine Down - still on sale at Prolite. Pretty quality jacket for the money. That amount of down/loft keeps me warm, but I tend NOT to sit around camp for hours on end, so...

In GEAR » Help with Winter Hiking Jacket/Coat
November 24, 11:12pm

Re: Two bags zipped together
Most manufacturers make their bags so that a right zip and a left zip will mate right up. But of course it's always safest to check first - you should be able to get WM on the phone for a quic...

In GEAR » Two bags zipped together
November 24, 10:58pm

Re: Why not go with a ... bag?
This is a great concept, and I enjoyed reading about it, but the exchange rate would have to be a LOT better before this would be worthwhile for me. And can't you already get a semi-custom bag...

In Editor's Roundtable » PHD Design Your Own Sleeping Bag
November 10, 10:17pm

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