Bentbrook

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Reviewer of the Month: May 2014

5,693 reviewer rep
162 forum posts
joined Jan 17, 2013

I am a: 49-year-old male backpacker
Location: North Carolina
Occupation: teacher
Website: https://mobile.twitter.com/bentbrook_gc

Affiliations: none

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Orienteering
Geocacheing
Canoeing
Mountain biking
Fishing
Animal tracking
Hammocking

Vitals

Height6'2"
Weight220

Former Boy Scout, lifelong camper, hiker, backpacker, and more recently a geocacher and amateur animal tracker. I grew up camping in the Linville Gorge, NC, and love my annual week-long backpacking trek in the mountains of southwestern Virginia. If I am free, I am in the wilderness. I am interested in bushcraft and DIY/MYOG projects, too, and I have a weakness for researching gear. I've discovered that Trailspace affords me the opportunity to contemplate my gear and to clarify my thinking about the pros and cons of what is in my current kit. Currently paring down my kit in terms of quantity and weight to carry a minimum sufficiency for enjoyment in the wilderness.

Gear Reviews (57)

user rating: 4.5 of 5 Helle Trofé 7/18/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Space Cowboy 45F 5/09/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 GSI Outdoors Halulite Minimalist II 3/26/2019
user rating: 3.5 of 5 My Trail Poncho UL Tarp 2/10/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Slacker Suspenders Hanging Kit 12/22/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Morsel Spork XL 12/12/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 MSR WindBurner Duo Stove System 6/08/2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 MSR WindBurner Ceramic Skillet 3/12/2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Toad&Co Pacer Slim Long Sleeve Quarter Zip 1/31/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sierra Designs DriDown Pillow 12/30/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sawyer Cleaning Coupling 7/11/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Helle Mandra 6/20/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Aqua Quest Safari Sil Tarp Square 2/28/2017
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Evernew Titanium Cross Stand 12/09/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Vargo Alcohol Fuel Bottle 12/08/2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Victorinox Swiss Army SwissChamp SOS Set 11/15/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Granite Gear Air Zippditty 10/22/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Opinel No. 12 Explore 10/12/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Ghost UL 2 6/24/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Honcho Poncho 2/06/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Hults Bruk Almike 10/09/2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 GSI Outdoors Spice Rack 8/16/2015
user rating: 3 of 5 Keith KP6001 Multifunctional Outdoor Titanium Chain 8/06/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Coghlan's Waterproof Fire Sticks 8/06/2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 BioLite KettleCharge 3/14/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Nite Ize S-Biner MicroLock 2/22/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Schrade Frontier SCHF37 2/19/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Kupilka 21 Classic Drinking Vessel 2/16/2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Pat's Backcountry Beverages Carbonator Bottle 1/20/2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Friendly Swede Paracord Bracelet 11/23/2014
user rating: 3 of 5 Mountain House Mexican Style Rice and Chicken 10/13/2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 SOG BladeLight Camp 9/21/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Avex Highland AUTOSEAL Stainless Travel Mug 8/05/2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Poweradd Apollo 7/29/2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 SOLKOA Fastfire Fire Starting Kit 7/18/2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Leatherman Squirt PS4 6/20/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Leki Makalu Ultralite 6/17/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Sea to Summit See Pouch 6/17/2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Innate Motus V2 6/06/2014
user rating: 3 of 5 A3 White Lightning Marshmallow Bar 5/11/2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Casio Pathfinder PAW1100T-7V 4/24/2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Wojo Wallet 4/20/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Aquaclip 4/16/2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 PackTowl Nano 4/13/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain Low Gaiters 4/09/2014
user rating: 3 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Tri-Leg Stool 4/08/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Trek Light Gear Double Hammock 4/07/2014
user rating: 3 of 5 Sun Company MiniComp II 4/06/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Trail Designs Classic Ti-Tri 4/06/2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Exped Air Pillow 4/03/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Opinel No. 7 Folding Knife 4/02/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 SOG Seal Pup Elite 4/01/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Tilley TWP1 Waterproof Hat 3/17/2014
user rating: 3 of 5 Gerber Suspension 1/11/2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Maglite Solitaire LED 12/12/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 TOPS Knives Fieldcraft by Brothers of Bushcraft 11/07/2013
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife 10/17/2013

Trip Reports

Summer Escape June 19, 2018

Forum Posts

Summer Escape June 19, 2018
Morning June 15, 2018
Meet Patman: Lover of Mountains and Trip Reporter Extraordinaire May 23, 2018
Lifetime Hiker, Former Navy, Now Reviewer of the Month: Meet Brent October 19, 2015
Congratulations, Lynn, Winner of Source Outdoor Gear October 2, 2015
Pictures of tents in the backcountry March 18, 2015
Meet Tam of the Rockies: Our Reviewer of the Month September 19, 2015
Paddles, Pups, Peaks: Meet Reviewer of the Month Sheila August 25, 2015
Meet JR: UL Backpacker and Reviewer of the Month March 11, 2015
Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area Sept 6-13, 2014 September 19, 2014
June 2014 visit to the Linville Gorge Wilderness September 16, 2014
Meet Leah, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month August 20, 2014
Backpacking with someone you never backpacked with. July 31, 2014
Outdoor Retailer Demo Day: Novel Bars, Paddling Solo August 6, 2014
Meet Soleful2001, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month July 22, 2014
Small knife sharpener June 6, 2014
Donaldson Cave June 15, 2014
Meet Daniel Oates, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month June 16, 2014
G00SE Wins $500 CampSaver Gift Card! (Seriously) June 2, 2014
Meet Bentbrook, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month May 6, 2014