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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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"Dean Potter dies in yosemite"
Passion and compromise...I don't know. There are surgeons who have a long standing passion that required compromise over many years to achieve the skills that they have. Classical violinists of...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 20, 9:02pm

"Dean Potter dies in yosemite"
^^^^ and the fact that a lot of people cannot stand those who choose their own path and do so unapologetically. I don't understand how any thinking person could not have a complex response t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 20, 1:11pm

"Dean Potter dies in yosemite"
'...died doing what he loved.' Nobody would ever say that they were happy to be swept off the mountain by an avalanche. The headline is, they died. Everyone would take a mulligan if they c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 20, 10:20am

"Finding the right shoe fit"
Moisture causes blisters for me. That's why I try not to wade rivers with my boots--I'll end up with a blister. Other people are fine with wet feet, blister-wise. So I have the fit dialed i...

In GEAR » Finding the right shoe fit
May 20, 10:07am

"First Solo Trip! — "Eagle Creek Without a Curfew""
I'm really happy for you. You should feel proud. This looks like a beautiful hike and a real accomplishment. As an ardent solo hiker, I second the notion that this skill leaves you free to get ...

In Post-Trip Reports » First Solo Trip! — "Eagle Creek Without a Curfew"
May 19, 7:07pm

"100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection"
I'll turn 40,000 this September. Still haven't quite paid off my student loans. But I have been wearing shoes the whole time; too bad!

In GEAR » 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
May 19, 10:03am

"Dean Potter dies in yosemite"
Well said Craig.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 18, 7:33pm

"Dean Potter dies in yosemite"
Here's what Alex Honnold, a climber and good friend of Potter, had to say: "It's one of those things that in some ways is not so surprising, but at the same time, you don't expect ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 18, 6:50pm

"The toughest ounces to lose: backpacking in minimalist footwear (video)"
I remember a post here some years ago by someone who had to recover from two different stress fractures (abut six months each time) from wearing minimalist shoes backpacking; he blamed himself for ...

In Philosophy & Technique » The toughest ounces to lose: backpacking in minimalist footwear (video)
May 17, 1:44pm

"Have you ever gotten sick after filtering water?"
I play classical guitar (poorly) and so keep the nails on my right hand fairly long. gotta get me one of those nail brushes. Currently I dig into a bar of soap with my nails and then rinse when han...

In GEAR » Have you ever gotten sick after filtering water?
May 17, 1:30pm

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