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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"Ursack vs Critters (not bears)?"
Actually I love my little Scout. But I max mine out at six days. I prided myself in my tree/cliff food hanging expertise for years. Then I finally lost all my food on one trip and for the sake o...

In GEAR » Ursack vs Critters (not bears)?
May 09, 10:04pm

"Never buying from REI again"
Look at this from REI's point of view. The pants were bought two and a half years ago. "Yes", says the customer,"but I only wore them for 35 days! You're not calling me a lia...

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 09, 1:53pm

"Ursack vs Critters (not bears)?"
Tom: what's the definition of treeline? No trees at all, or krumholtz and stunted trees that are no good at all for hanging food? For example, Donahue Pass proper versus 500 feet lower, or thou...

In GEAR » Ursack vs Critters (not bears)?
May 08, 8:35pm

"JMT First-Timer Clothing List"
Just to be clear: nylon shirt/pants will block mosquitoes from biting, even without permethrin. At least mine do. But my nylon sun shirt is pretty thick and maybe too hot for some. Worth it to me.

In Gear Lists » JMT First-Timer Clothing List
May 07, 4:31pm

"JMT Clothing Question"
Lori and Valerie are right. It never rains in California until it does. I went for years hiking in the Sierra in the long summer thinking that afternoon thunder showers were all that I had to be co...

In GEAR » JMT Clothing Question
May 06, 10:28am

"Pack for Bearikade Expedition"
With a Luxury Lite frame, which really is light, you can carry any bear canister horizontally. Then just strap on any lightweight pack that you like to the frame. Or use their cylinders. This will ...

In GEAR » Pack for Bearikade Expedition
May 04, 1:39pm

"JMT First-Timer Clothing List"
All those merino liners are kind of heavy. Another option is to take a heavier down jacket, not a light weight one, and leave the layers behind. You'll be warmer, and quite probably lighter.

In Gear Lists » JMT First-Timer Clothing List
May 04, 10:32am

"what's the deal with upf shirts?"
I'm glad that DK mentioned the difference between UVA and UVB. You don't have to get a sunburn to damage your skin. I had to have a cancerous melanoma sliced out of my cheek and so I've...

In GEAR » what's the deal with upf shirts?
May 04, 10:26am

"Valley Uprising"
Eric, again, if you'd just read my posts, you'd see that I've stated many times that I'm not a climber. Hey, whatever, I'm about done here; thanks for informing me that ropin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Valley Uprising
May 02, 9:52pm

"Valley Uprising"
Did anybody actually read my posts? Again, where am I censoring behavior etc.? Plus, all of the climbers that I mention having spent time with are Yosemite etc, rock climbers. Whatever, it's...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Valley Uprising
May 02, 6:14pm

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