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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints"
Now that I'm older, what doesn't kill me just makes me miserable.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 18, 2:03pm

"do tarps really open yourself up to the outdoors?"
I pretty much only get inside my tent when I'm ready to go to sleep for the night--barring rain! Or sometimes in the afternoon I'll crawl in to read a book and relax. In short, I'm outs...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » do tarps really open yourself up to the outdoors?
January 14, 7:17pm

"What our gear says about us..."
My tents say: I fear--o.k., hate--bugs. No way I'll use a tarp. When you turn on a headlamp in your tarp, every weird bug from miles around makes a bee-line for the light. And then ants are eve...

In GEAR » What our gear says about us...
January 12, 10:50am

WHAT IS YOUR BEST MULTI USE TOOL FOR OPENING WILD IDEAS BEAR CANISTER"
A quarter. (More posh than a penny.) And I duct tape one on top of the canister; never had to use it however. finally, the back edge of a Spyderco knife. It weighs less than an oz., cuts first aid ...

In Multiple Use Gear » WHAT IS YOUR BEST MULTI USE TOOL FOR OPENING WILD IDEAS BEAR CANISTER
January 07, 10:38am

Light down jacket vs vest"
The vest has significantly more down than the jacket...? I was able to buy a Brooks Range 900 fill down jacket with a hood on extreme sale two years back. I used to carry a very good Western Mounta...

In GEAR » Light down jacket vs vest
January 06, 8:03pm

Altaplex – zpacks now has the ultimate tent"
I love the single pole set up of my Hexamid long w/beak. This new tent keeps that feature, and includes a sewn in bathtub floor (correct?) along with more coverage in the front. This should improve...

In GEAR » Altaplex – zpacks now has the ultimate tent
December 22, 10:13am

est for perfect shelter system for 3 week solo JMT starting in late July"
+1 on Billy Ray's comments. the last two summers I've experienced torrential rains in the Sierra. And it lasted for days. Monsoonal moisture coming in from the east side of the Sierra in pa...

In GEAR » Quest for perfect shelter system for 3 week solo JMT starting in late July
December 18, 2:42pm

"New Hazard: turkeys!"
n.m.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Hazard: turkeys!
December 17, 8:48pm

"New Hazard: turkeys!"
It's not just Richmond. I live in Berkeley, the next town to the south. We've had a massive turkey influx into our neighborhoods over the last few years. Oakland too. (cue the obvious jokes...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Hazard: turkeys!
December 17, 7:17pm

Too many choices, rain jackets"
How about the Rab Demand anorak that just went up for sale on this site. 11 ounces, three ply event. Not made anymore for some unknown reason--an excellent jacket IMO. British sizing so it runs a t...

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 11, 11:37pm

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