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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"Following Jared and Ty's JMT FKT attempt"
I really admire everyone who's attempted the record this season, and it's been fun following along via spot reports. Obviously, everyone involved is in top physical shape, except for colds,...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Following Jared and Ty's JMT FKT attempt
August 15, 1:17pm

"Is the loft loss(warmth loss) of a down sleeping bag caused by the weight of the shell fabric or th bivy sack fabric negligible?"
On a related note: I bought a really puffy puffy on sale and love it. But my Rab Demand smock is a medium. There is 'some' compression when I wear the puffy under the smock. But the smock k...

In GEAR » Is the loft loss(warmth loss) of a down sleeping bag caused by the weight of the shell fabric or th bivy sack fabric negligible?
August 14, 6:46pm

Re: counter balance vs PCT
"Am I missing something?"---No, it looks like I am--I'm unfamiliar with the PCT technique (been using a canister for so long!) I always counter balanced and assumed any single line te...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
August 14, 2:49pm

"Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style"
Oh geeze I just assumed that we were talking about counter balance hangs. I personally wouldn't trust a single line hang in the Sierra. The need to counter balance is part of what makes hang...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
August 13, 10:37pm

"Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style"
I grew up in the PNW. I have to say: a hang that works there often will not work in the Sierra. Bears in the Sierra are far more experienced.

In Philosophy & Technique » Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
August 13, 12:56pm

Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style"
You're not going to find an adequate hang above treeline. Or, it will take more effort than it's worth in comparison to carrying a bear canister. (If it's a Bearikade.) I hung my fo...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
August 12, 6:18pm

"Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!"
Donald Trump of the "hey they have little crackers at church" and "I've never felt that I need to be forgiven" remarks? Who nevertheless remains the favorite candidate of ev...

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
August 12, 1:29pm

"Chip off the old block??"
El Chapo off the ol' block, maybe...

In Chaff » Chip off the old block??
August 10, 8:43pm

"Berner Alps"
Beautiful Katharina; thanks for your posts. I've also experienced a kind of melancholy at times in the mountains; perhaps it has to do with the contrast between the vast times that are embodied...

In Post-Trip Reports » Berner Alps
August 10, 6:23pm

"Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!"
The problem with the Supremes' decision, imo, lies in their failure to distinguish between levels of 'speech'. Their reasoning is that Bill Middleclass has a right to support a candidat...

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
August 10, 2:31pm

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