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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me bookseller. nordic skier. backpacker.
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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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Altaplex – zpacks now has the ultimate tent"
I love the single pole set up of my Hexamid long w/beak. This new tent keeps that feature, and includes a sewn in bathtub floor (correct?) along with more coverage in the front. This should improve...

In GEAR » Altaplex – zpacks now has the ultimate tent
December 22, 10:13am

est for perfect shelter system for 3 week solo JMT starting in late July"
+1 on Billy Ray's comments. the last two summers I've experienced torrential rains in the Sierra. And it lasted for days. Monsoonal moisture coming in from the east side of the Sierra in pa...

In GEAR » Quest for perfect shelter system for 3 week solo JMT starting in late July
December 18, 2:42pm

"New Hazard: turkeys!"
n.m.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Hazard: turkeys!
December 17, 8:48pm

"New Hazard: turkeys!"
It's not just Richmond. I live in Berkeley, the next town to the south. We've had a massive turkey influx into our neighborhoods over the last few years. Oakland too. (cue the obvious jokes...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Hazard: turkeys!
December 17, 7:17pm

Too many choices, rain jackets"
How about the Rab Demand anorak that just went up for sale on this site. 11 ounces, three ply event. Not made anymore for some unknown reason--an excellent jacket IMO. British sizing so it runs a t...

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 11, 11:37pm

FS: Rab Demand"
I've been really happy with my Rab Demand too. Great piece.

In Gear Swap » FS: Rab Demand
December 11, 11:27pm

"Dumbest thing you ever carried"
Back when I hung my food, I once carried out a stuff sack that still had the rock I put inside to counterbalance the other food bag.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
December 10, 10:07am

"Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change...."
earlier in this thread I wholeheartedly endorsed women hiking solo; it's a great idea. and yes the wilderness is far safer for solo women than any urban environment. But I think that there'...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
December 07, 5:30pm

"Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change...."
Many years ago when I was in college at UC Santa Cruz, I would close the library late at night. the library was in the middle of a forest, with a long dark path leading back to a bus stop or housin...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
December 07, 1:44pm

"Moab area hikes/4 wd roads"
If you do stay in the Moab area, Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands has a year round campsite. I do highly recommend the Syncline loop here as a day hike. One ranger recommended it to me as ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Moab area hikes/4 wd roads
December 06, 1:04pm

All Reader Reviews by jeffrey armbruster

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Vasque Breeze GTX
These boots really are a breeze on your feet. Unlike another reviewer, I found these boots to have terrific ankle support. However, the deal-killer for me is the relatively narrow toe box. Full disclo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
March 16, 7:35pm