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"Into the Wild"
I think it's significant that McCandless kept finding substitute parents during his time on the road. In the book as well as the movie these people really cared for and bonded with McCandless. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Into the Wild
August 25, 1:18pm

"Into the Wild"
Craig, I was thinking of Moby Dick too. Or Romeo and Juliet: two dumb kids die in love tryst. Old married couples wag their fingers: they got what they deserved.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Into the Wild
August 25, 9:53am

"Into the Wild"
M B: actually "the majority of americans" don't do anything even remotely like the things that McCandless did. One of the points of Krakauer's book is to explore a kind of behavio...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Into the Wild
August 24, 11:41pm

"Into the Wild"
David: lol! It's a thin line between crazy and happy. I believe that's the state line of Alaska.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Into the Wild
August 24, 6:45pm

"Into the Wild"
No doubt McCandless ended up way out of his depth and acted irrationally, or stupidly if you prefer. But McCandless had been acting in pretty bizarre and sometimes dangerous ways well before he end...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Into the Wild
August 24, 4:50pm

"Popsicle Toes"
David: surely Augusts in SF went a long way towards preparing you for Alaskan winters. I definitely agree with the notion of sleeping with a balaclava that covers your head and neck, plus anothe...

In Multiple Use Gear » Popsicle Toes
August 24, 4:24pm

"Into the Wild"
+1 on David Quammen. And don't forget the late great Steven J. Gould. Also +1 on Brian Greene. For an interesting critique of string theory, Lee Smolin's The Trouble With Physics is very...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Into the Wild
August 22, 7:24pm

"Warding off black bears, what has worked for you??"
I'm with Dena; this doesn't seem like predatory behavior so much as that the bear was unaware of the OP's presence. The OP doesn't mention shouting to the make the bear aware of her...

In GEAR » Warding off black bears, what has worked for you??
August 20, 1:18pm

Who makes the best clothing for Desert use"
In my "research" I found that cotton is very often reported as not being a good sun block. I'd be curious to hear about spf values for cotton garments. My guess is that they would be ...

In GEAR » Who makes the best clothing for Desert use
August 18, 8:09pm

"Who makes the best clothing for Desert use"
I've modified a Sunday Afternoon sun hat by attaching the Sun Precautions neck shade to the inside of the hat with velcro. Well, a tailor did this. It's kind of overkill but this combo work...

In GEAR » Who makes the best clothing for Desert use
August 18, 2:07pm

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