Brandon Patrum

Brandon Patrum

Northeast Georgia Mountains, Dahlonega!

Brandon's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Running
Climbing

Brandon's Bio

I love the outdoors. I am completely happy waking up before the sunrise and hiking to the top of a nearby mountain to watch nature paint a beautiful picture on a crisp morning sky. There is nothing better than spending the day on a trail, stream, river, or mountain side with friends and family (and a girl who will soon be family.) I hunt, hike, climb, camp, and paddle. I get home sick when I am away from the mountains and as long as I am walking on sloped ground and breathing fresh mountain air, then life is great... a few beers are always welcomed. Here's to seeing you roughing it in the blue ridges of Georgia.

Brandon Patrum

Brandon Patrum wrote a review of on December 21, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This glasses are fantastic. They have a retro look, yet have modern technology. I polarized lens in mine and they are just as good as the costas that I have had in the past. I would recommend these to anyone who wants the ray-ban look, but maybe your head is too big for the small ray-ban frames. I also like how these don't slant away from your face at the top of the sunglasses like ray-bans do.

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Brandon Patrum wrote a review of on July 3, 2011

4 5

I recently just bought my fiance a Grand Trunk Single Parachute Hammock. She loves it! I haven't gotten to try it out yet, because she will not get out of it. I own a ENO double hammock and I'm very interested in comparing the two hammocks over our next couple of trips. One thing I like about the GT is that the hammock I bought came with the straps to hang the hammock with, my ENO did not. But I like the pack bag on the ENO better, because of the compression straps on it. The GT does not have the compression straps and therefore does not pack down as small. The GT is a great hammock either way you look at it.

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Brandon Patrum wrote a review of on June 27, 2011

5 5

I've owned three different pairs of Costas and these are by far my favorite. They were comfortable and kept the sun at bay. The sidearms are not so big that you get a ridiculous tan line from being on the water all day. The lens are by a far the best set of lens that I have ever looked through. I would recommend these to anyone.

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Brandon Patrum wrote an answer about on June 27, 2011

I have an ENO doublenest. Its essentially the same thing. I have used my hammock in multiple weather types and I have found it to be very comfortable in all of them. There are some steps to stay warm in it, but for summer hiking you can't beat a hammock!

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Brandon Patrum wrote a review of on March 6, 2011

5 5

You can't argue with 195 reviews and an average rating of 4 stars. That's one of the best ratings on Backcountry. Its obliviously a great jacket!

Ok I so finally got one and it is a great jacket. I've gotten to wear it in some absolute downpours and it kept me dry as a bone. It was a warm day down in GA and the jacket didn't sweat either. The PreCip material is lightweight and extremely breathable. The black is a great color for all around purposes.

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Brandon Patrum wrote a review of on March 6, 2011

5 5

I am a proud owner of a Nalgene wide mouth bottle. Its four years old and has collected a large amount of stickers. This bottle is the toughest thing on the planet. I abuse it like a red-headed step child and it keeps coming back to me. I love this bottle. For those of you whose have water bottles that aren't Nalgene bottles, quit wasting your money and get a Nalgene. Life is tough, but a Nalgene is tougher!

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Brandon Patrum wrote a review of on February 24, 2011

4 5

I bought these biners on cleansnipe for 60% off. They were well worth the money. I don't use them to climb however. I use them for making a pulley system on my slackline. These biners are strong and lightweight. The bent gate mouth makes the opening HUGE! You can use these to set a top rope anchor, but being that they are not locking biners... I would double them up and reverse the gates on them. Remember you can't be too safe when climbing. These biners are worth every penny, especially if you can catch them on cleansnipe.com.

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Brandon Patrum wrote a review of on February 24, 2011

4 5

I bought these biners on cleansnipe for 60% off. They were well worth the money. I don't use them to climb however. I use them for making a pulley system on my slackline. These biners are strong and lightweight. The bent gate mouth makes the opening HUGE! You can use these to set a top rope anchor, but being that they are not locking biners... I would double them up and reverse the gates on them. Remember you can't be too safe when climbing. These biners are worth every penny, especially if you can catch them on cleansnipe.com.

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Brandon Patrum wrote a review of on February 2, 2011

4 5

I bought this for a friend for Christmas. He had just been using regular bandannas to keep the man-made, blown snow off his face. After wearing this he said that he didn't know life could be so good. The Spacecraft Bandana kept his face dry and warm. He recommended that I get one for myself or he might get me one for next season. Its stylish and useful. So raid the slopes looking like an outlaw.

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