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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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for hot sun..."
If you're going to be serious about keeping the sun off your face (and you should be while hiking at altitude) then you have to resign yourself to not looking fashionable. Baseball style caps l...

In GEAR » Hat for hot sun...
June 24, 10:34am

"Long sleeve hiking shirts"
Billy Ray: no doubt cotton is cooler than nylon or other synthetics. Attaining a 30 upf with a cotton shirt is excellent.

In GEAR » Long sleeve hiking shirts
June 18, 8:42pm

"Long sleeve hiking shirts"
"Why not buy a discount casual cotton shirt?". Cotton doesn't provide much sun protection. Also, my nylon weave sun shirt keeps mosquitoes from biting. Skeeters will bite right throug...

In GEAR » Long sleeve hiking shirts
June 18, 1:14pm

"rehabbing flat feet"
Yeah, and if you stop wearing glasses you'll end up with 20/20 vision. Because glasses are, you know, a crutch and probably caused your poor eyesight to begin with.

In Philosophy & Technique » rehabbing flat feet
June 17, 10:24am

"rehabbing flat feet"
Dianne: because of surgery when I was a child, my left foot is flat. I mean, I have no arch at all. this is an extreme case, but here's what I've found out: there's no structure in my f...

In Philosophy & Technique » rehabbing flat feet
June 15, 8:48pm

"Leaving for a section hike on the PCT/JMT soon and feeling nervous"
Way to go Piper! You were in high country early in the season; I completely understand your reservations beforehand. Just great that things went well and you had the right equipment. Maybe give us ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leaving for a section hike on the PCT/JMT soon and feeling nervous
June 14, 8:54pm

"Technique: How do you Sit on the Ground (Comfortably)?"
the Big Agnes cyclone chair weighs six ounces. You use it with your sleeping pad, and it is very comfortable. However, I'm always worried about getting a puncture in my sleeping pad, so I used ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Technique: How do you Sit on the Ground (Comfortably)?
June 12, 6:16pm

"JMT sobo July final list"
gloves: I use sun grubbies on my hands, both for sun and mosquito protection. They're lightweight and not too warm. If needed I spritz deet on the grubbies, although they're made with a t...

In Gear Lists » JMT sobo July final list
June 10, 7:49pm

Steripen vs Light Sawyer filter... Which do you prefer?"
re: Jerry's experience with a steripen. I bought mine two years ago, so it's a relatively new model. I definitely tried mine out over several days to see if it was a 'bad' unit and ...

In GEAR » Steripen vs Light Sawyer filter... Which do you prefer?
June 10, 10:46am

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

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