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"Popsicle Toes"
David: surely Augusts in SF went a long way towards preparing you for Alaskan winters. I definitely agree with the notion of sleeping with a balaclava that covers your head and neck, plus anothe...

In Multiple Use Gear » Popsicle Toes
August 24, 4:24pm

"Into the Wild"
+1 on David Quammen. And don't forget the late great Steven J. Gould. Also +1 on Brian Greene. For an interesting critique of string theory, Lee Smolin's The Trouble With Physics is very...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Into the Wild
August 22, 7:24pm

"Warding off black bears, what has worked for you??"
I'm with Dena; this doesn't seem like predatory behavior so much as that the bear was unaware of the OP's presence. The OP doesn't mention shouting to the make the bear aware of her...

In GEAR » Warding off black bears, what has worked for you??
August 20, 1:18pm

Who makes the best clothing for Desert use"
In my "research" I found that cotton is very often reported as not being a good sun block. I'd be curious to hear about spf values for cotton garments. My guess is that they would be ...

In GEAR » Who makes the best clothing for Desert use
August 18, 8:09pm

"Who makes the best clothing for Desert use"
I've modified a Sunday Afternoon sun hat by attaching the Sun Precautions neck shade to the inside of the hat with velcro. Well, a tailor did this. It's kind of overkill but this combo work...

In GEAR » Who makes the best clothing for Desert use
August 18, 2:07pm

"Ropers Sierra High Route"
Jim: you report your primary symptom as being an elevated heart rate. The rest of your symptoms "may" follow from that? Do you have a history of atrial fibrillation? Probably not, or you ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ropers Sierra High Route
August 18, 2:00pm

"Who makes the best clothing for Desert use"
There's a company called Sun Precautions that makes clothes/hats. Their "line" is called Solumbra; 100% spf fabric. Not a backpacking company per se. I've modified their full neck...

In GEAR » Who makes the best clothing for Desert use
August 17, 4:45pm

help keep my feet from turning into hamburger!"
+3 on "Fixing Your Feet". One of the takeaways is the very wide varieties of measures used by different athletes to address their foot issues, and especially blisters. In other words, the...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Help keep my feet from turning into hamburger!
August 12, 6:42pm

"Considering external frame"
I use the Luxury Lite frame with a GG Mariposa strapped on in place of the cylinders that LL also sells. Works great. I couldn't get used to the cylinders but I didn't give them much of a c...

In Philosophy & Technique » Considering external frame
August 11, 1:23pm

"Rain jackets, again"
Rab Demand. But that may have been discontinued too.

In GEAR » Rain jackets, again
August 11, 1:14pm

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