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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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"How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime
I used to bring one good pocket book. Now, I've splurged and bring the cheapest Kindle--which is also the lightest. Great because you can have a ton of reading options. So I have no boring hour...

In Philosophy & Technique » How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
March 02, 5:07pm

"FS Bearikade Weekender"
Hi Marla: feel free to visit me at our bookstore in Berkeley when you're here, or email me if you need something before your trip! (Sometimes one inadvertently leaves stuff at home.) But I own ...

In Gear Swap » FS Bearikade Weekender
March 02, 2:00pm

"Help finding wide ski boots"
Rossignol bc x9--or 10 or 8-- perhaps. That's what I'm using (x9). Pretty wide. But mine are several years old and sometimes manufacturers change their lasts from year to year.

In Winter Hiking » Help finding wide ski boots
February 18, 3:21pm

"Kinde: not just for light reading! What do you load onto your ereader?
Mark: Spinoza's Ethics!! a man after my own taste! sort of...I prefer Aristotle's ethics... Be that as it may, I load up on a good novel before leaving, plus lots of non fiction that inc...

In Multiple Use Gear » Kinde: not just for light reading! What do you load onto your eReader before a trip?
February 11, 12:04pm

"How did I get so heavy? Late Aug JMT solo"
My schnozzle worked great as a pack liner during two days of heavy downpour last summer in the Sierra. Now I wont leave home without it. Especially because I'm leaving layers behind in favor of...

In Gear Lists » How did I get so heavy? Late Aug JMT solo
February 11, 10:56am

"4th Most Popular Size for Bearikade Food Canister"
I 'just' get 5 days worth of food in my Scout. And yeah I love this thing. Packs really nice. Happily I bought it years ago when it was somewhat cheaper, I think. Or maybe the pain to my wa...

In GEAR » 4th Most Popular Size for Bearikade Food Canister
February 04, 1:59pm

"Injury forum"
Jennifer: yes, it would be great if you posted on injury prevention/exercise etc. issues. Incorporating targeted exercises into a routine is a great way to prevent and even overcome injury and p...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Injury forum
February 04, 10:47am

"Sleeping pads"
Here's another big +1 for the schnozzle. Great for what it's designed for AND it really does work as a dry bag/pack liner. Plus it keeps the moisture from your lungs out of the inside of yo...

In GEAR » Sleeping pads
January 29, 10:34am

"Looking for Recomendations for Shorts"
REI in Berkeley has black nylon "travel" underwear that also can be used for swimming and even hiking, although they have the usual male design in the front; you just have to be careful a...

In GEAR » Looking for Recomendations for Shorts
January 26, 10:51pm

"How many of you feel that a heavier framed pack carries light loads much better
Mike wrote: "Framed packs by their design will carry a heavy load better but they sit farther away from your back and are rigid. My frameless pack feels like it's part of my back and I nev...

In GEAR » How many of you feel that a heavier framed pack carries light loads much better than a frameless?
January 21, 1:25pm

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