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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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When repellent attracts!
Interesting question about the Lemon Eucalyptus. In a similar vein, there is supposedly research that shows that the pepper in bear pepper spray is an attractant to bears. Obviously the noxious...

In GEAR » Could lemon eucalyptus bug repellent attract bears?
August 04, 11:18pm

Re: lighter footwear options
I swear by my Salomon XA Pro 3D's. I have both the Goretex and non-Goretex versions. I only wear the Goretex ones on snow - such as snowshoeing. For everything else it's the non-Goretex ...

In GEAR » Looking for lighter footwear options for 20-25 pound load
July 27, 10:07pm

Re: Do Carbon fiber hiking pole conduct electricity?
Josh, I've laid awake many of evening as a thunderstorm rolled in, contemplating what I've done by using my trekking poles to support my tarp. I just can't get over the fact that th...

In GEAR » Does Carbon fiber hiking pole conduct electricity?
July 24, 11:59pm

Re: going to death valley soon
Biting tongue... hard!

In GEAR » going to death valley soon
July 24, 11:52pm

Re: Haze and the JMT
Don't know about the JMT, but we are seeing the same thing in Boise.

In Chaff » Haze and the JMT
July 24, 1:40pm

Re: Do Carbon fiber hiking pole conduct electricity?
You should probably use copper tent stakes for grounding!

In GEAR » Does Carbon fiber hiking pole conduct electricity?
July 24, 1:32pm

Re: No flame,no pot boiling
Hmmm... maybe a mountaineering application? Light that baby up, throw it in between your legs inside your sleeping bag, and pretty soon you have to unzip to vent! Pretty heavy at just under a p...

In GEAR » No flame,no pot boiling
July 21, 11:21pm

Re: Canister Fuel Compatability
Even within like-threaded cannisters in the US, different companies vary the gas mix of butane and propane. This can alter performance positively or negatively. For example, snowpeak canniste...

In GEAR » Canister Fuel Compatability
July 21, 10:11pm

Re: Choosing Bivy Bag Color
I can think of several reasons why bivy color might matter: 1. ability to stealth camp 2. not polluting someone else's visual 3. being able to find it back 4. aesthetic beauty For 1 a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Choosing Bivy Bag Color
July 21, 5:24pm

Re: Backcountry Water Quality: Technologies, Trends and Paranoia
Household bleach is fairly effective, but tastes like a swimming pool, and has a strong residual. Clear water instructions are: Add two drops of bleach per quart/liter of water. Stir well. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backcountry Water Quality: Technologies, Trends and Paranoia?
July 19, 11:06pm

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