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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"JMT section hike"
Another option is to not go on the JMT at all, or perhaps only partially. You can plan loop trips that cover 60 or more miles all throughout the Sierra. This solves any transportation problems and ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT section hike
December 17, 1:34pm

"Ground Sheets"
The first trip that I used polycryo I tore a sheet up pretty good. I used rocks to hold it down in the wind; it ripped on the edges. Since then, having learned to baby the stuff, I've been a...

In GEAR » Ground Sheets
December 17, 10:24am

"1000 Island Lake in winter"
I'm just starting doing some EASY bc skiing--hardly bc at all. I've been nordic skiing for years and used to downhill a lot. Anyway, the difference between back country skiing and groomed n...

In Winter Hiking » 1000 Island Lake in winter
December 15, 2:03pm

"Most comfortable lightweight pack?"
I use a Luxury Lite frame with a Gossamer Gear bag attached, instead of the cylinders that come with that frame. This gives terrific load transfer off of my shoulders to a very comfortable hip belt...

In GEAR » Most comfortable lightweight pack?
December 08, 1:25pm

RAB - what's the general consensus?"
Love my Rab Demand. And I'll give a shout out to Rab Latok Event gloves. I'm not sure why these aren't more widely appreciated. But I'll stipulate that my winter activities are pret...

In GEAR » RAB - what's the general consensus?
December 03, 7:27pm

"Clothing System Help"
"IMHO, a light colored windshirt is a very good sun screen." O.K. hold a Houdini up to the sun. Now hold a polyester spf 30 or above shirt up to the sun. There's a big difference. ...

In GEAR » Clothing System Help
December 03, 7:10pm

"Clothing System Help"
Shirts provide sun protection. A Houdini, not so much...well, none. Also, mosquitoes can't bite through my spf 40 nylon shirt. They can't bite through a Houdini either, but I wouldn't w...

In GEAR » Clothing System Help
December 03, 1:52pm

"Short Report: Fly Creek UL1 Platinum"
I've also found the Fly Creel ul1 to be very storm worthy. I haven't used the Platinum. As far as mesh showing beneath the fly...the ul1 has fabric, not mesh, about half way up on the inner...

In GEAR » Short Report: Fly Creek UL1 Platinum
December 03, 10:09am

"Personal packable porta potty. (PPPP) Pack it out."
Yes, in heavily used areas, ya gotta pack it out. The climbers' route on Mt. Rainier, for example. Otherwise, when the ranger tells me to pack out all my poop and tp during a 5 or 6 day hike in...

In GEAR » Personal packable porta potty. (PPPP) Pack it out.
December 01, 10:38am

"CPAP for backpacking?"
This is so new that it hasn't even been released yet. cpap machine that weighs 10 ounces (!)--no humidifier though. You get one night with the battery. But they say that you can bring along mor...

In GEAR » CPAP for backpacking?
November 20, 10:28am

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