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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"Best emergency bivy/shelter for 3-season day use"
A bothy bag really warms up fast, and keeps the wind off. But you'd need to stay in a sitting position all night. Still, lots warmer than a bivy. This is why I take a bothy for a winter emergen...

In GEAR » Best emergency bivy/shelter for 3-season day use
January 06, 10:02am

"1P tent for 2P? Anyone doing it?"
I met a couple who shared a BA sl1---NOT the fly creek but the earlier iteration of this tent. It's a bit larger than the fly creek. I also owned the sl1; very very sturdy and storm-proof.

In GEAR » 1P tent for 2P? Anyone doing it?
January 02, 1:41pm

"Long distance thru hikes and feet growth / swelling"
Jennifer: so by using the hip abductor/adductor (sp.?) weight machines at the gym, I'm helping to stabilize my knees, correct? These are machines where I sit and pump weights on the inner a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Long distance thru hikes and feet growth / swelling
December 29, 1:21pm

"Safety of sleeping on the ground with no critter protection.
I'm sure that it's safe to sleep on the ground. I just don't want to. Ants, mosquitoes, flies, ticks, etc. When I turn my headlamp on to read in a tarp, every friggin' weird insec...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Safety of sleeping on the ground with no critter protection
December 28, 5:03pm

"UL daypack"
Patagonia travel pack. It's really big and very light. Waist strap and chest strap.

In GEAR » UL daypack
December 18, 10:58pm

"Are pants really necessary on the PCT?"
Paul, I wasn't actually responding to your post; mine just happened to follow yours. Sorry if I seemed peeved; I wasn't. I was just adding a general comment. But I admit that I get on my hi...

In GEAR » Are pants really necessary on the PCT?
December 17, 11:06pm

Are pants really necessary on the PCT?"
In my Dermatologist's office there's a poster of a guy in his bathing suit soaking up the sun. The caption is, "he's getting a healthy pre-cancerous tan". By the way, I go ...

In GEAR » Are pants really necessary on the PCT?
December 17, 6:39pm

"JMT section hike"
Another option is to not go on the JMT at all, or perhaps only partially. You can plan loop trips that cover 60 or more miles all throughout the Sierra. This solves any transportation problems and ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT section hike
December 17, 1:34pm

"Ground Sheets"
The first trip that I used polycryo I tore a sheet up pretty good. I used rocks to hold it down in the wind; it ripped on the edges. Since then, having learned to baby the stuff, I've been a...

In GEAR » Ground Sheets
December 17, 10:24am

"1000 Island Lake in winter"
I'm just starting doing some EASY bc skiing--hardly bc at all. I've been nordic skiing for years and used to downhill a lot. Anyway, the difference between back country skiing and groomed n...

In Winter Hiking » 1000 Island Lake in winter
December 15, 2:03pm

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