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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"Gear Swap Indecision - Is it just me or..."
Raquel: I thought that your original post was reasonable and very well stated. Conversations on this site go all over the place; people talk past each other because that's the nature of the hor...

In Gear Swap » Gear Swap Indecision - Is it just me or...
October 19, 8:09pm

"gloves/mittens" and velcro
I use glove liners under mitts in winter. Smartwool glove liners plus velcro=(UNPRINTABLE)!! Has anybody solved this? that is, the slow tearing away of merino liners by velcro straps. I guess I'...

In GEAR » gloves/mittens
October 18, 4:53pm

"winter dayhike snowshoe emergency set up: pad"
I didn't know about a bothy bag. How well does one work for solo hikers? Also, can a single person lay down in one? So the idea is to sit up in it all night wearing your clothes, including ...

In GEAR » winter dayhike snowshoe emergency set up: pad
October 08, 1:42pm

"winter dayhike snowshoe emergency set up: pad"
Eric: you're absolutely right about not pushing on when you're lost. I phrased my earlier comment poorly. I carry a gps on day-shoes. I'd really have to mess up big time on a day hik...

In GEAR » winter dayhike snowshoe emergency set up: pad
October 07, 1:34pm

"winter dayhike snowshoe emergency set up: pad"
I totally understand leaving your bag at home; I may end up going that route. For now, my thinking remains, I put my 26ish oz. Hydrogen in my bivy sack (15 oz.) and then add a small pad with good r...

In GEAR » winter dayhike snowshoe emergency set up: pad
October 07, 10:46am

winter dayhike snowshoe emergency set up: pad"
O.K. I'm adding the snow claw for sure. Still considering everything else.

In GEAR » winter dayhike snowshoe emergency set up: pad
October 06, 4:05pm

: "winter dayhike snowshoe emergency set up: pad"
I'll be day-shoeing in the Sierras mostly around Lake Tahoe; so, yes, if forests where boughs are usually available; and yes, on snow covered ground. In an emergency, I figure that I'm eith...

In GEAR » winter dayhike snowshoe emergency set up: pad
October 05, 10:52pm

winter dayhike snowshoe emergency set up: pad
so I'm putting together a lightweight day-snowshoe pack. This is for more ambitious trips that cover 6-10 hours. I never expect or want to spend the night out with this rig; it's strictly f...

In GEAR » winter dayhike snowshoe emergency set up: pad
October 05, 9:18pm

"Glove choice for the PNW winter, shell?"
Rab has an Event waterproof glove that I use. They're a bit sweaty for nordic skiing, but that's sort of an extreme example. Evey glove I've had sweats out when skate skiing. For snowsh...

In GEAR » Glove choice for the PNW winter, shell?
October 03, 10:02am

"North Cascades 3 Season "On Trail""
Yeah IMHO those frisky crickets are just the beginning of your problem. Let me stipulate that I have to read myself to sleep and so use a headlamp in "bed". In a floor-less shelter, after...

In Gear Lists » North Cascades 3 Season "On Trail"
October 02, 7:00pm

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