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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"Lightest & Best 3 Layer Rain Jacket?"
Hypothermia is the enemy. When I hike in cold wet conditions, even going over sleeting/snowing passes, sweat is less of an issue. I have a 3 layer Rab event jacket that keeps the rain and sleet out...

In GEAR » Lightest & Best 3 Layer Rain Jacket?
June 13, 9:00pm

"where did all the soft cotton bandanas go????"
Sneeze...and then call over Charlie the dog, who's always up for a massage. Problem solved. You're welcome.

In GEAR » where did all the soft cotton bandanas go????
June 12, 6:23pm

Where to Put Bear Canister at Night"
I'm convinced that Sierra bears know about bear canisters and just move on when they see one, looking for someone who's made a mistake with their food (left it out or gettable.)I did have o...

In Philosophy & Technique » Where to Put Bear Canister at Night
June 10, 9:21pm

"Ultralight Coffee Options"
Fellow marmots! You have nothing to lose but your chains!

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 09, 10:31am

"Tahoe Rim Trail"
My neighbors, who were new to backpacking, started the Rim Trail on the dry eastern side and had to carry water. They quit after two days. (They had no real clue despite my best efforts about carry...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tahoe Rim Trail
June 09, 10:23am

"BA Fly Creek on AT- keep or swap now that I use trekking poles"
I also have a Fly Creek ul1 and a Zpacks hexamid. If I think it's going to rain, I bring my Fly Creek. I've used this tent for years and it really is bomber. I'm still new to the Hex an...

In GEAR » BA Fly Creek on AT- keep or swap now that I use trekking poles
June 09, 10:16am

"External Frame Backpack"
You can get a sul pack and strap it onto the Luxury Lite frame. Works well. My combo weights 2.6 lbs. or so. But the Paradox looks great; Exped also has a well structured pack that's lighter. ...

In GEAR » External Frame Backpack
June 06, 5:59pm

"Almost SUL . . ."
Fer god's sake don't leave your inflatable at home...are you mad?

In Gear Lists » Almost SUL . . .
June 06, 4:53pm

"Sun Shirt"
I use a Mountain Hardware sun shirt...I'm not sure if it even exists anymore it' so old, so obviously it's bomber. It has mesh lining under the arms and armpits, not in the back. Mesh i...

In GEAR » Sun Shirt
June 04, 4:38pm

"Sleeping Pad - What others should I consider?"
The thing is, the schnozzle doubles as an excellent waterproof pack liner. It's also super light. So with that in mind, it's worth it, imo.

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad - What others should I consider?
June 01, 7:59pm

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