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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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"Loosely tied shoes"
I wear Keens--clown shoes indeed!--precisely for the very wide toe box. In addition, on downhills, I usually tie my laces with a second cross loop on the third hook down from the top, then cross ag...

In GEAR » Loosely tied shoes
March 13, 5:01pm

"Starting to go UL, looking at tents"
In terms of your spinal issues: trekking poles will probably really help. As far as packs go, I'm a real advocate of carrying weight off of your shoulders/spine and on your hips. Many--most--in...

In GEAR » Starting to go UL, looking at tents
March 12, 2:02pm

"Long term dehydration prep for a PCT thruhike"
+1 on the MH pasta primavera.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Long term dehydration prep for a PCT thruhike
March 11, 11:22pm

"JMT and Altitude Sickness"
the o.p said "a couple of years ago I learned the hard way. I flew in from Florida (sea level)" etc. It's almost as if he wanted to remind himself of what he learned, because he wa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT and Altitude Sickness
March 10, 11:08pm

"Another JMT Gear List"
True enough Kate. I never read a kindle in real life; only good old books. My only problem is, on extended trips, I worry about running out of pages to read. If I want to take an afternoon off, I l...

In Gear Lists » Another JMT Gear List
March 10, 7:29pm

"JMT and Altitude Sickness"
--Perhaps consider an itinerary in the Sierra that involves lower altitudes --Consider bringing a heart rate monitor. Establish your normal sea level rate(s) at rest and while exercising. Then y...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT and Altitude Sickness
March 10, 6:49pm

"Another JMT Gear List"
If you're a reader, you might consider a kindle. the cheapest version is the lightest and probably has the best battery life, since it doesn't have a back lit screen. You can take a million...

In Gear Lists » Another JMT Gear List
March 10, 3:30pm

"Pack that doesn't lead to shoulder pain"
That's not that expensive after all--and pretty light. I'm set up for pm. --Jeff

In GEAR » Pack that doesn't lead to shoulder pain
March 04, 1:37pm

"Pack that doesn't lead to shoulder pain"
The Vargo looks interesting. 2 lbs. 13 oz., a little heavy perhaps. Looks like it carries a bear canister well. Not nearly as large as a Unaweep, but those were designed for big loads; the Vargo l...

In GEAR » Pack that doesn't lead to shoulder pain
March 03, 10:35pm

"Pack that doesn't lead to shoulder pain"
Tony: I'm in Berkeley, so if you're interested I can show you my set-up; you can borrow it (briefly!) if you'd like. I also have the cylinders which I'd be happy to let you try. As ...

In GEAR » Pack that doesn't lead to shoulder pain
March 03, 3:56pm

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