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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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"Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?"
>"I believe predatory black bears are somewhat more common in Canada" Now that we have Obamacare in the U. S. I expect that the number of predatory bear attacks will only go up. ...

In GEAR » Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
May 13, 7:31pm

"Headed to the Minarets - Thoughts/Recommendations on Route"
Descending from Cecile to Minaret Lake requires finding a single 'slot' that is about class 3; not bad. But if you can't find that slot the climbing would be very difficult I think. If ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Headed to the Minarets - Thoughts/Recommendations on Route
May 12, 7:02pm

"Headed to the Minarets - Thoughts/Recommendations on Route"
Yes that north facing snowfield is pretty dangerous imo without an ice axe--if it exists this year! It's usually there, for sure, at this time of year. there's a use trail from Minaret to C...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Headed to the Minarets - Thoughts/Recommendations on Route
May 12, 4:03pm

"Have you ever gotten sick after filtering water?"
On a related note: I've found those lightweight plastic clams filled with leaves of soap to be pretty great. You have to get the leaves out with dry hands, however. I also wash my hands with...

In GEAR » Have you ever gotten sick after filtering water?
May 10, 7:25pm

"Have you ever gotten sick after filtering water?"
+1 Diane. I once was hiking with a friend who hadn't brought hand soap or Purel. I mentioned this after he'd done his business and he just shrugged. I did not share my gorp after that. I...

In GEAR » Have you ever gotten sick after filtering water?
May 10, 1:29pm

"Ursack vs Critters (not bears)?"
Actually I love my little Scout. But I max mine out at six days. I prided myself in my tree/cliff food hanging expertise for years. Then I finally lost all my food on one trip and for the sake o...

In GEAR » Ursack vs Critters (not bears)?
May 09, 10:04pm

"Never buying from REI again"
Look at this from REI's point of view. The pants were bought two and a half years ago. "Yes", says the customer,"but I only wore them for 35 days! You're not calling me a lia...

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 09, 1:53pm

"Ursack vs Critters (not bears)?"
Tom: what's the definition of treeline? No trees at all, or krumholtz and stunted trees that are no good at all for hanging food? For example, Donahue Pass proper versus 500 feet lower, or thou...

In GEAR » Ursack vs Critters (not bears)?
May 08, 8:35pm

"JMT First-Timer Clothing List"
Just to be clear: nylon shirt/pants will block mosquitoes from biting, even without permethrin. At least mine do. But my nylon sun shirt is pretty thick and maybe too hot for some. Worth it to me.

In Gear Lists » JMT First-Timer Clothing List
May 07, 4:31pm

"JMT Clothing Question"
Lori and Valerie are right. It never rains in California until it does. I went for years hiking in the Sierra in the long summer thinking that afternoon thunder showers were all that I had to be co...

In GEAR » JMT Clothing Question
May 06, 10:28am

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