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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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"Valley Uprising"
"Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but those who haven't done it should refrain from commenting on free soloing." Well that edict puts everybody in a quandary. I've never ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Valley Uprising
May 02, 11:55am

"Valley Uprising"
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In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Valley Uprising
May 02, 12:17am

"Leaving bear canister with food in car in SEKI"
Not having your food visible in your car is essential for sure. Frankly, I wouldn't leave any food anywhere in my car in bear country. But I'm often hiking out of Tuolumne Meadows, which ha...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Leaving bear canister with food in car in SEKI
May 01, 4:25pm

"Valley Uprising"
How in the world did saying that free soloing makes me angry lead to my supporting a "nanny state"? for the record, I've always admired rock climbers; I mostly backpack around Yos...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Valley Uprising
April 27, 10:20am

"Polarized sunglasses recommendation"
+1 on the Cocoons. They have one model which is smaller that doesn't look dorky at all; but your frames have to be small enough to be covered. Cocoons do protect from dust and mist. I like the ...

In GEAR » Polarized sunglasses recommendation
April 27, 10:08am

"Valley Uprising"
Actually free soloing makes me angry. One second of inattention and your life is over; plus everybody who ever cared for you is in misery. Young people showing an arrogant and stupid disregard for ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Valley Uprising
April 26, 8:48pm

"1 person dual wall tent"
Big Agnes Fly Creek ul one person tent gets no love. It's two pounds, double wall, free standing, bomber. What's not to love? Except,it's possibly too short for the op. edit: I just ...

In GEAR » 1 person dual wall tent
April 24, 11:48am

"Trekking poles up hill adjustment"
Billy, I'm a cross country skier too. From what was quoted, I was picturing the skate double pole. But classic stride technique makes more sense. I guess I push off too in some scenarios: it...

In Philosophy & Technique » Trekking poles up hill adjustment
April 23, 11:38pm

"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

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