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Headed south on the JMT on July 29..."
flip flops: or get a pair of mesh pool shoes that weigh about 2 ounces. I use mine if I'm going to be crossing a lot of streams, but they're fine in camp. Except for the occasional Ponderos...

In Gear Lists » Headed south on the JMT on July 29...
June 10, 10:20am

steripen vs. sawyer
I hike in the Sierras and really love my steripen. I carry it in a small GG belly pack along with a soft wide mouth bottle (plus lunch). When I need water it's a breeze to just fill up the bott...

In GEAR » Steripen vs Light Sawyer filter... Which do you prefer?
June 10, 10:05am

What's the lightest, most breathable shell there is?"
Mine's a medium and weighs 12 ounces, I think. Rab sizes a bit small. I'm 5'9" and 140. The medium fits perfect. But if you want to wear a puffy jacket underneath, size up for sure...

In GEAR » What's the lightest, most breathable shell there is?
June 09, 10:24am

"What's the lightest, most breathable shell there is?"
Maybe not the lightest but I own a Rab Demand 3 ply event pull over that's great. Actually REI makes a 3 ply event jacket too. Anyway Rab standards are excellent. 2.5 event is lighter; not s...

In GEAR » What's the lightest, most breathable shell there is?
June 09, 10:13am

"Headed south on the JMT on July 29..."
Agreed, drop the flip flops. Out of Happy Isles you are instantly going to wish that you had the lightest pack possible. And on that note: have you thought about stashing food at Tuolumne Meadows t...

In Gear Lists » Headed south on the JMT on July 29...
June 09, 10:05am

"Looking for beta on Olympics"
so by invoking "beta" I can be sure that all of the information I receive thereafter is absolutely accurate. Whereas by leaving out the term 'beta', all responses are suspect. Goo...

In Packrafting » Looking for beta on Olympics
June 08, 5:39pm

"IT Band issues"
Jennifer: so at my gym there are two 'sit down' machines with weights which exercise hip adductors/abductors. (I can never remember which is which). Essentially you're doing clams with ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » IT Band issues
June 02, 10:09am

"The Hilleberg House Project"

In GEAR » The Hilleberg House Project
June 01, 8:24pm

"Strong tent stake....just one for a hexamid"
I had the slightly unnerving experience of discovering that the front cord which came with my Hexmid was frayed from using the mitten hook attachment for the beak. This, as I was setting up in the ...

In GEAR » Strong tent stake....just one for a hexamid
May 28, 1:46pm

"Why use line locks on a guylines?"
I never used line locks until I got a Hexamid. They came with the tent. As it turns out, if you restake one corner of this tent, all of the other points will go out of whack. So you restake everyth...

In GEAR » Why use line locks on a guylines?
May 25, 1:34pm

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