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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"Looking to shed some pack weight in a hurry"
Heath: Keen makes boots with a ridiculously wide toe box/forefoot. Even wider than Asolos, which I also wore for years because they were the widest boots that I could find. I really like my Keens. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking to shed some pack weight in a hurry
September 03, 4:01pm

smoke around Lake Tahoe?
I was thinking of doing a quick friday-sunday trip on the west shore. Has anybody been there very recently? Better: can any locals report on how much smoke is in the area? Thanks in advance.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » smoke around Lake Tahoe?
September 03, 1:48pm

"Lightweight, Chemical Free Bugshirt"
Mountain Hardware Canyon (?) sun shirt is also an excellent bug shirt. Also, it has vents running under the arms instead of just on the back. I like this design when wearing a pack.

In GEAR » Lightweight, Chemical Free Bugshirt
September 02, 7:23pm

"Ultralight dream clothing, what would you buy"
oops, sorry Peter if I sounded like you meant something else...my bad.

In GEAR » Ultralight dream clothing, what would you buy
September 01, 1:55pm

"Ultralight dream clothing, what would you buy"
The op is going to be hiking in the PNW. He wants one piece to handle all conditions. No way a windshirt will cut it as a do-all piece in the pnw. Having grown up hiking and doing trail work in the...

In GEAR » Ultralight dream clothing, what would you buy
September 01, 1:38pm

"How do I deal with my fear?"
Agreed, excellent post by Diane.

In Philosophy & Technique » How do I deal with my fear?
September 01, 10:41am

"Bearikade"
Jerry, the bears who graduated from Cal are super intelligent. The Stanford bears, not so much.

In GEAR » Bearikade
August 31, 4:32pm

"Unsure about this conversion from boots to trail shoes"
Curtis: to paraphrase Groucho Marx: who are you going to believe, bpl posters or your own lying feet? Go with what works, man.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unsure about this conversion from boots to trail shoes
August 27, 7:09pm

"Unsure about this conversion from boots to trail shoes"
The stiffness of the soles of your shoes/boots make a world of difference. Stiffer soles also help with lateral movement etc. of your feet. Personally I need a stiffer sole but pay the weight penal...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unsure about this conversion from boots to trail shoes
August 27, 10:57am

"Bear learns how to crack Garcia cans at Yosemite"
I'm not sure that there's ever been a bear attack on a human in Yosemite. I could be wrong here. Or any in the Sierra that I've ever heard of. Bear habituation is a huge problem aro...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear learns how to crack Garcia cans at Yosemite
August 26, 2:09pm

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