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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northern California
About Me bookseller. nordic skier. backpacker.
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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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Wanted PIF - Sub 6lb 2-3 Person Tent"
Dan: You're absolutely right to be pissed about the cost of your college tuition. I'm in Berkeley,I see it up close all the time. Ruinous situation for the future too, imo. There's a r...

In Gear Swap » Wanted PIF - Sub 6lb 2-3 Person Tent
August 02, 7:34pm

"Piece of gear to stay focused"
Who goes out into nature for all that awful scenery? Contemplation is for wusses. Cuben blinders to aid in one's death march are a brilliant idea. All hail, bragging rights!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Piece of gear to stay focused
August 01, 7:12pm

"What I'm Taking on my JMT Hike (this is how you do it)"
"Mostly a rain jacket is just a hindrance; it won't keep you dry anyway...I have a 5.5 oz North face jacket..." Is that the Triumph anorak? I own that jacket. It doesn't breath...

In Gear Lists » What I'm Taking on my JMT Hike (this is how you do it)
August 01, 7:00pm

"Accuracy or otherwise of GPS"
Maps: I installed Garmin maps into my device which were made before the Tahoe rim trail was completed. So the TRT is not on my maps. More: the TRT joins together a lot of already existing trails, b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Accuracy or otherwise of GPS
July 30, 7:52pm

"Accuracy or otherwise of GPS"
"Unit came unclipped." That's why I use the lanyard as back-up. Actually I've been pretty impressed with how robust that little clip is. I like this arrangement for ease of use,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Accuracy or otherwise of GPS
July 28, 9:29pm

"Accuracy or otherwise of GPS"
Jerry, I have an older model Garmin 60csx. I carry it on a clip, that came with my model, on my pack shoulder strap. I love this clip because it's really easy to unclip the unit, use it, and c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Accuracy or otherwise of GPS
July 28, 8:09pm

"Leaving the rain jacket at home... thoughts"
Had I brought my Triumph anorak on the trip which ended up raining/sleeting for two days, I WOULD have continued on over a pass the first day. I didn't have rain pants--it's June in the Sie...

In GEAR » Leaving the rain jacket at home... thoughts
July 23, 2:30pm

"Leaving the rain jacket at home... thoughts"
Earlier this year I went on a six day hike. No chance of rain according to two forecasts. I'd ripped the sleeve of my North Face Triumph anorak earlier still in the season and was 'forced&#...

In GEAR » Leaving the rain jacket at home... thoughts
July 23, 10:02am

"Patagonia Capilene Glove Liners?"
Sungrubbies. Great for sun protection, great for mosquitoes. Not so good for warmth, although better than nothing as I recently found out. Fingers may be too short for you.

In GEAR » Patagonia Capilene Glove Liners?
July 21, 8:22pm

"Why do I gain weight after a hike?"
I read a study about muscle recovery which concluded that maltodextrin was good for that.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Why do I gain weight after a hike?
July 21, 1:41pm

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