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Jason Brinkman (jbrinkmanboi) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Idaho
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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Tent Stake Holding Power
Random thoughts on this topic... Has anyone had problems with Y-stakes cutting guylines or webbing in high winds? The notches on the top seem sharp enough to wear through in constant winds! ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tent Stake Holding Power: Comparative Evaluation of Various Designs and Lengths
October 31, 4:59pm

Re: Komperdell Nature Stick Carbon Trekking Poles Review
Good review - those are some impressive poles. But having to solicit from German or Russian websites? I can only assume that you guys got the reviewed poles through your partnership with Komp...

In Editor's Roundtable » Komperdell Nature Stick Carbon Trekking Poles Review
October 30, 10:31am

Re: 2009
The outdoor gear industry doesn't seem to be as consistent as the auto industry. In my experience, 2009 models often arrive in spring 2009 for summer gear. For winter gear I am not sure - wil...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacks 2008: Current Favorites and New Introductions (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
October 30, 9:23am

Re: Finally, a modestly priced 800 filll down jacket for the tall
First, thanks for the tip on the jackets - I am similar height/weight and have been looking and looking for the same reasons. Second, I find the eVent shells made by Integral Designs to be worth...

In GEAR » Finally, a modestly priced 800 filll down jacket for the tall
October 29, 12:30am

Re: Carrying Minimal Water
I try to "tanker-up" before going on a hike (any hike, not just dry ones). Basically I consume as much water as I can comfortably drink in the couple hours before I depart. I do similar...

In GEAR » SUL water
October 29, 12:19am

Exos impressions...
I have both an Osprey Stratos 40 and a Stratos 24 that I like. They are descendents of the Atmos line, but not as advanced or light as the new Exos. Main selling feature for me was the air mesh b...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacks 2008: Current Favorites and New Introductions (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
October 26, 3:26pm

Re: Flaps?
If you wanted a dedicated summer fly AND a winter fly, couldn't you just buy one extra fly and cut the snow flaps off? It can't cost much more with the flaps than if one was offered withou...

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Sky International Convertible 2P Tent REVIEW Review
August 21, 3:28pm

Re: Poll: Tarp/Bivy vs. Tent
Depending on weather, trip length, season, etc I use a tent, a bivy/tarp, or just a bivy. Have never used just a tarp. My preferred method in just about every circumstance, is an WPB eVent bivy...

In GEAR » Poll: Tarp/Bivy vs. Tent
August 19, 1:15am

Re: Lightweight Rainwear 2008
Went looking for somebody selling a TNF Triumph Anorak, and came up empty with the exception of a few closeouts of smalls or mediums. Is this jacket already discontinued?

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Rainwear 2008: Current Favorites, New Introductions, and New Technologies (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
August 17, 9:41pm

Re: Photie test
Wow! Scotland?

In User Test Forum » Photie test
August 17, 9:02pm

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