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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: 25% Off at Rei coupons
Really awesome of you to hook everybody up Sean! You're gonna need an bigger pack for all the gear karma you just acquired!!

In Gear Deals » 25% Off at Rei coupons
July 19, 10:49pm

Re: Officially joining the UL ranks . . . slowly
I think you definitely have the right mindset. The reason one lightens up is so that you can carry the things you value most. I have heard of hammock campers that find those things more comfortab...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Officially joining the UL ranks . . . slowly
July 19, 10:41pm

Re: New thermarest
Combine the NeoAir with a GG ThinLight and you can achieve 3 or 4 season R-values of 3.0 to 4.0 (depending on chosen ThinLight thickness). Yeah!

In GEAR » New thermarest
July 19, 6:21pm

Bear protection items
My bear protection items are usually just bear spray and a bear bag for food/toiletries (sil dry sack and cord). When hiking in groups, or where there are no griz, I will often leave the spray b...

In Editor's Roundtable » Necessity vs. Importance: Considering Ultralight Essentials
July 18, 2:05pm

Re: Photon Pro vs Fenix L0D
I just got a Photon Pro, and it's really neat, but I have never handled any of the Fenix or Surefire models for comparison. The Photon Pro switch allows you to dim the light level just by hold...

In GEAR » Photon Pro vs Fenix L0D
July 18, 1:55pm

Cascade Designs has been busy
According to press releases, Cascade Designs companies will be releasing a bunch of new products in 2009, apparently with a lightweight focus for some or all. Included on the list I saw were sever...

In GEAR » New thermarest
July 18, 1:45pm

Essentials? Importance overriding necessity?
I was admittedly a bit thrown by the content of this article. I fully expected 'necessity' to win out as the prevailing definition of 'essential'. By my read, Ryan chose to descri...

In Editor's Roundtable » Necessity vs. Importance: Considering Ultralight Essentials
July 18, 12:32am

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir pad
Not many hits on a Google search for NeoAir yet. What is the source of your info John? Anybody know if BackpackGearTest has a sample set yet? How about BPL? For reference: Big Agnes Clear...

In GEAR » New thermarest
July 15, 11:59am

Re: Newbie ultralighter gear list
Good list Eric. Great post Mike! I can only offer a couple other alternatives. First, the Gossamer Gear Murmur is a pretty venerable pack at 7.5 ounces and is my choice over the Whisper Uber...

In Gear Lists » Newbie ultralighter gear list
July 15, 10:33am

Re: Suunto Core
I have the Light Green Core. I used an REI member coupon for 20% off the $250 retail. Definitely worth the money to me. However, if Silva can duplicate the functionality (yet to be seen) and dur...

In GEAR » Silve Tech4o Trailleader
July 15, 1:18am

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