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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"Hat Options"
Sun Precautions has a drape style hat that works like a hat/buff, or hat/bandana, but with some advantages, imo. It's 100 spf (solumbra fabric). The drape hangs loose and so is probably cooler ...

In GEAR » Hat Options
April 21, 9:24pm

"what's better for your knees: stiff soles or, well, less stiff soles
Daryll: interesting, Ive noticed that about going down stairs as well. The Vasque Breeze are the 'new boots' that I'm trying! I agree about navigating away from pain. Everything is a...

In GEAR » what's better for your knees: stiff soles or, well, less stiff soles
April 20, 4:14pm

what's better for your knees: stiff soles or, well, less stiff soles
I've been using a new pair of boots with much less sole stiffnes. I like the boots but I've noticed my left knee has begun to ache a bit on downhills; never has before. There could be no co...

In GEAR » what's better for your knees: stiff soles or, well, less stiff soles
April 20, 3:53pm

"Netting Floor for shelter. Any drawbacks??"
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In GEAR » Netting Floor for shelter. Any drawbacks??
April 17, 7:14pm

Netting Floor for shelter. Any drawbacks??"
So why not a Hexamid with a cuben floor? And what are the drawbacks? I hate insects. There, I've said it. And condensation. From what I've seen a Hexamid with a separate lay-down floor is s...

In GEAR » Netting Floor for shelter. Any drawbacks??
April 16, 7:55pm

"battery charger"
+1 on the kindle--and I'm anti-Amazon. (the company, not the...you know.)It does get great battery life. It's a tad heavier than a judiciously chosen paperback, but you do get to carry as m...

In GEAR » battery charger
April 16, 1:50pm

"The Truth About Exercise M. Mosley"
"The First Twenty Minutes" by Gretchen Reynolds looks into this sort of thing as well. short bursts of intense aerobic exercise followed by brief rest, repeat. Twenty minutes of this is b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Truth About Exercise M. Mosley
April 15, 7:43pm

"PCT through hike list"
I've staked out my Fly Creek the way Drew Jay does his Hexamid often in the Sierra. In my experience using rocks this way is as solid as can be and relatively easy to do. That Hexamid is a s...

In Gear Lists » PCT through hike list
April 13, 7:23pm

"Mh Canyon Shirt VS RailRider Bone Flats?"
I have the MH canyon and like it. The mesh under the arms is great; most sun shirts have mesh on the back and that won't work if you wear a pack. It's very durable. The buttons are a chore ...

In GEAR » Mh Canyon Shirt VS RailRider Bone Flats?
April 10, 9:57pm

"The Hype of Dehydration and Heatstroke"
Elevated heart rates will often revert to normal rhythm on their own. You really want this to happen. But think this through: someone like Dan, obviously young and fit, crashed his body to a point ...

In Philosophy & Technique » The Hype of Dehydration and Heatstroke
April 10, 7:07pm

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