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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"JMT Alternatives"
Thinking in terms of achievable miles per day on trail, even over multiple passes, is reasonable. I don't think that you can extrapolate from this onto the SHR. It's just another animal. F...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Alternatives
January 30, 5:59pm

"Getting away from shells"
Over the last three seasons I've been caught in very heavy rains/sleet in the Sierra during summer months. On one occasion the temperatures plummeted and I was in sleet for over four hours, hea...

In GEAR » Getting away from shells
January 28, 8:28pm

"North Face Triumph anorak XL New w/tags"
I bought one years ago at the NF outlet here in Berkeley. When I managed to rip the fabric I went back to replace it and no one had even heard of it--but the staff wished that they still made them ...

In Gear Swap » North Face Triumph anorak XL New w/tags
January 28, 1:23pm

"UL ideas that Died"
"LuxuryLite packs"...I'm not sure that these were ever popular. But I use the frame, with a GG pack strapped on. It's very nice; terrific for carrying a bear canister. Two and a h...

In GEAR » UL ideas that Died
January 21, 2:14pm

"BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints"
Now that I'm older, what doesn't kill me just makes me miserable.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 18, 2:03pm

"do tarps really open yourself up to the outdoors?"
I pretty much only get inside my tent when I'm ready to go to sleep for the night--barring rain! Or sometimes in the afternoon I'll crawl in to read a book and relax. In short, I'm outs...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » do tarps really open yourself up to the outdoors?
January 14, 7:17pm

"What our gear says about us..."
My tents say: I fear--o.k., hate--bugs. No way I'll use a tarp. When you turn on a headlamp in your tarp, every weird bug from miles around makes a bee-line for the light. And then ants are eve...

In GEAR » What our gear says about us...
January 12, 10:50am

WHAT IS YOUR BEST MULTI USE TOOL FOR OPENING WILD IDEAS BEAR CANISTER"
A quarter. (More posh than a penny.) And I duct tape one on top of the canister; never had to use it however. finally, my 2 oz. knife will work perfectly when it's folded up. I use the back edge.

In Multiple Use Gear » WHAT IS YOUR BEST MULTI USE TOOL FOR OPENING WILD IDEAS BEAR CANISTER
January 07, 10:38am

Light down jacket vs vest"
The vest has significantly more down than the jacket...? I was able to buy a Brooks Range 900 fill down jacket with a hood on extreme sale two years back. I used to carry a very good Western Mounta...

In GEAR » Light down jacket vs vest
January 06, 8:03pm

Altaplex – zpacks now has the ultimate tent"
I love the single pole set up of my Hexamid long w/beak. This new tent keeps that feature, and includes a sewn in bathtub floor (correct?) along with more coverage in the front. This should improve...

In GEAR » Altaplex – zpacks now has the ultimate tent
December 22, 10:13am

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