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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"Dumbest thing you ever carried"
Back when I hung my food, I once carried out a stuff sack that still had the rock I put inside to counterbalance the other food bag.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
December 10, 10:07am

"Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change...."
earlier in this thread I wholeheartedly endorsed women hiking solo; it's a great idea. and yes the wilderness is far safer for solo women than any urban environment. But I think that there'...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
December 07, 5:30pm

"Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change...."
Many years ago when I was in college at UC Santa Cruz, I would close the library late at night. the library was in the middle of a forest, with a long dark path leading back to a bus stop or housin...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
December 07, 1:44pm

"Moab area hikes/4 wd roads"
If you do stay in the Moab area, Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands has a year round campsite. I do highly recommend the Syncline loop here as a day hike. One ranger recommended it to me as ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Moab area hikes/4 wd roads
December 06, 1:04pm

"Moving to UK: I will take all the advice you can spare"
Will: I see that you live in the Bay Area. When people say that the weather in London is "mild", you may need to, umm, tweak the meaning of that term a bit. Seattle weather is also 'm...

In GEAR » Moving to UK: I will take all the advice you can spare
December 03, 7:33pm

The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT"
Peter: I made this point in a previous thread, though perhaps obliquely. Mountain bikers aren't going begging for trails; there are thousands of miles of forest service/logging roads/etc. avail...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
December 03, 1:45pm

"Becoming disoriented in the woods"
Twice when I've been in snow for several miles and a bit unsure if I was on route or the trail, I've followed coyote tracks that did in fact follow the trail. I'm guessing that the coyo...

In Philosophy & Technique » Becoming disoriented in the woods
December 03, 10:22am

"Becoming disoriented in the woods"
Douglas Peacock, the friend of Edward Abbey and no slouch when it comes to off trail experience, wrote about going to a lake come evening to get water. Sure enough, shadows came down, and he couldn...

In Philosophy & Technique » Becoming disoriented in the woods
December 02, 1:29pm

"Yosemite Trip"
I think if you take your canister out of your pack and separate it, you should be fine. After all, everyone leaves their packs out unattended at night with food smells and all, and it seems to work...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite Trip
December 02, 10:43am

"PCT: jetboil or DIY stove"
I use a pocket rocket with a Caldera cone--just the outer wall-- (that I bought used) for a windscreen. Push comes to shove, I could use the caldera with twigs to get a boil. Most importantly, the ...

In GEAR » PCT: jetboil or DIY stove
December 01, 1:50pm

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