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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"Personal packable porta potty. (PPPP) Pack it out."
Yes, in heavily used areas, ya gotta pack it out. The climbers' route on Mt. Rainier, for example. Otherwise, when the ranger tells me to pack out all my poop and tp during a 5 or 6 day hike in...

In GEAR » Personal packable porta potty. (PPPP) Pack it out.
December 01, 10:38am

"CPAP for backpacking?"
This is so new that it hasn't even been released yet. cpap machine that weighs 10 ounces (!)--no humidifier though. You get one night with the battery. But they say that you can bring along mor...

In GEAR » CPAP for backpacking?
November 20, 10:28am

"Pad on top or bottom!"
All right fine it doesn't warm me up. But my downmat is a far sight warmer than other inflatables that I've used. But I doubt that it would be if I had a blue mat on top of it. It seems tha...

In GEAR » Pad on top or bottom!
November 19, 4:24pm

"Pad on top or bottom!"
Except that, with my old Exped downmat, using a thinsulite underneath, the pad would actually warm ME up--I would often unzip my bag and use it like a quilt, with the downmat staying warm underneat...

In GEAR » Pad on top or bottom!
November 19, 1:31pm

"Pad on top or bottom!"
Over the years (!) I've read enough commentary on this topic by knowledgeable people to assume that the pad on top is the warmest way to go. But I still would like to know: don't you end up...

In GEAR » Pad on top or bottom!
November 19, 10:37am

"Pad on top or bottom!"
Wouldn't a pad on top prevent your body heat from warming the inflatable?

In GEAR » Pad on top or bottom!
November 18, 10:13am

"CPAP for backpacking?"
Dianne, this looks like a new iteration of the since discontinued Provent. I tried and tried Provent while backpacking with no success. And I really wanted it to work. My main problem was getting t...

In GEAR » CPAP for backpacking?
November 17, 8:33pm

"Pad on top or bottom!"
It seems to me that having the pad on the bottom cuts/stops the warmth from your inflatable pad from conducting to the ground. Also, having a thinsulite on top of your inflatable prevents your body...

In GEAR » Pad on top or bottom!
November 17, 1:55pm

"2013 closeout Brooks Range Alpini for 87.73 NEW at
I bought the hooded version about a month ago. Great jacket, very puffy, listed fill is at 7.7 oz. I really like the hood; very worth it. And I'm not usually a fan of hoods. This is a great bar...

In Gear Deals » 2013 closeout Brooks Range Alpini for 87.73 NEW at REI
November 17, 10:45am

"Knee braces while hiking"
Doing exercises to strengthen muscles around my knees has helped tremendously, both for backpacking and my every day life. It didn't take long either. Jennifer has some good suggestions for thi...

In GEAR » Knee braces while hiking
November 13, 10:14am

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