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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northern California
About Me bookseller. nordic skier. backpacker.
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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"Trekking poles up hill adjustment"
I'm picturing something like the double-pole that Nordic skate skiers use. (Skate skiers use much longer poles than classic skiers.) The thing is, your leg muscles are much, much stronger than ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Trekking poles up hill adjustment
April 23, 7:05pm

"Flash Reviews No. 5"
I was just at REI in Berkeley; they have a solar powered lantern like the Luminaid but made by a company called Survival Frog...I think. Anyway, it weighs four ounces and costs $20.00 for the cheap...

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 5
April 23, 5:03pm

"MSR Pocket Rocket options"
I use a single wall of the Caldera Cone as a windscreen for a pocket rocket. Works great. I tried a variety of myog windscreens but they were all fragile or complicated. Plus,in a pinch, I could us...

In GEAR » MSR Pocket Rocket options
April 23, 4:53pm

"Flash Reviews No. 5"
The Luminaid looks interesting...your link brings me to a $49.95 version; there are two other versions, one for $19.95 and one for $24.95 that you can find. If you can read in a tent by this li...

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 5
April 22, 10:09am

"Sierra Snowpack 2015"
Billy: all good points. One must respect contracts and laws. Given the state of the drought, I'm not sure why it should take years to change laws...but of course it probably will. Again, Califo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 20, 8:50pm

"Sierra Snowpack 2015"
"private enterprize" indeed. Almond and rice growers have won the lottery, water wise. It's never made sense to grow water intensive crops in a near desert environment. I wouldn't...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 20, 6:39pm

"Lost cost trail: like hiking on sand?"
Thanks everyone. I do acknowledge that my question is slightly ridiculous; hence the subject line. I've read a number or threads about this hike and don't recall a lot of discussion about t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lost cost trail: like hiking on sand?
April 19, 7:12pm

"Lost cost trail: like hiking on sand?"
Thanks Billy for pointing that out...have you ever hiked on this trail? or just spouting like a whale?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lost cost trail: like hiking on sand?
April 19, 5:36pm

"Big Agnes UL tent users: footprint/ground-cloth yes or no"
Polycryo. Works great on my UL7 solo. I actually prefer it to a factory groundcloth because it's clear and you can spot out pine cones etc. that might puncture your pad. And way lighter.

In GEAR » Big Agnes UL tent users: footprint/ground-cloth yes or no
April 19, 2:08pm

"Solo."
"The only times I can recall not being satisfied with a solo trip was when I had things happening personally that affected my mental state and made it difficult to really let go." Well...

In Philosophy & Technique » Solo.
April 19, 2:04pm

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