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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"Have OR Helium II- Worth Upgrading to eVent Jacket for Heavier Rains?"
To answer your question: Event will do much better in the conditions that you describe. Typical Event jackets come in 2 layer, 2.5 and 3 layer. I have a three layer and it's saved my butt a...

In GEAR » Have OR Helium II- Worth Upgrading to eVent Jacket for Heavier Rains?
August 06, 9:08pm

Advice for Lake Tahoe 1st Visit - Car Camping + hiking etc.
O.K. check out Tamarack Lodge just outside of Tahoe City. Cheap rates (esp. the Poker Cabins). Best of all, the lodge borders a state park. Quiet, in the woods, clean, good hikes right outside of y...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Advice for Lake Tahoe 1st Visit - Car Camping + Hiking, Kayaking, Biking
August 03, 9:29pm

"Going TP free, advice wanted."
Greg, two years, in the scheme of things, seems pretty quick. When I see the biomass of a single fallen tree, and the number of years it takes for one to decompose, and then compare that to t.p., w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Going TP free, advice wanted.
July 31, 10:01pm

"Going TP free, advice wanted."
This is reminiscent of barefoot running...you have to spend months reconditioning your muscles and retraining everything you ever did before to make it work. OR, in this case, you can just bring...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Going TP free, advice wanted.
July 31, 2:07pm

"Sleeping Bag"
I bought a Brooks Range down jacket with Pertex quantum on sale last fall. I'm really impressed with how the Pertex material keeps the jacket from leaking down. Much, much better than any other...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag
July 30, 10:03am

"Winter Pack recomendations"
I've found that having a frame really helps for solidly strapping skis to my pack. Because skis will catch on tree limbs etc. I personally prefer a frame for strapping snowshoes as well. My fra...

In GEAR » Winter Pack recomendations
July 22, 10:49am

"bear canister best practices?"
Just wondering Tony why you don't leave the baking soda and soap etc. outside of your bivy? I mean, if a bear doesn't want to eat these things, it won't. But if it does, and you're ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » bear canister best practices?
July 21, 2:27pm

"Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?"
I've been using those electrolyte capsules--I forget the brand name--which I find at rei. They've extremely light. Much, much lighter and easier to use than packaged drinks. No sugar. They ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 21, 10:19am

"New, clearer stove regulations are out for Yosemite and SEKI
Again, I doubt that stove models are way high up on the list of what rangers and their bosses are worried about in this horrible drought year. And rightly so. Still, good to see some clarity.

In GEAR » New, clearer stove regulations are out for Yosemite and SEKI!
July 19, 7:30pm

"update on alky stoves on the JMT"
After the Rim Fire last year and a continuing drought this year, you can bet that rangers are going to be serious about fire management. But there's a difference between the letter and the s...

In GEAR » update on alky stoves on the JMT
July 16, 7:45pm

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