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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"favorite high elevation summer down puffy??"
I bought a Brooks Range hooded 900 fill anorak puffy on a spectacular sale two years ago. The Alpini, before it went to downtek (probably why it went on sale.) it weighs 13 or 14 oz.s I bought it f...

In GEAR » favorite high elevation summer down puffy??
February 03, 1:37pm

"Tenaya Canyon"
there's a group of people over on Yosemite News and Information (discussion?) who write about their jaunts down Tenaya. Definitely technical. You can learn a lot about the routes on that site.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tenaya Canyon
February 03, 10:36am

"Calling all Tahoe Rim Trail afficianados"
Another thumbs up for the mentioned plan. I have some friends who started on the east side (they were new to backpacking) and had to carry water, plus their over heavy packs. They quit after a day ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Calling all Tahoe Rim Trail afficianados
February 03, 10:25am

"MLD Duomid with no trekking poles"
I use the zpacks pole on my hexamid solo. 3 ounces, works fine. I haven't been in heavy winds with it however. I might double up with my hiking pole in brutal winds; it feels a little flimsy. (...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid with no trekking poles
January 31, 4:50pm

"JMT Alternatives"
Thinking in terms of achievable miles per day on trail, even over multiple passes, is reasonable. I don't think that you can extrapolate from this onto the SHR. It's just another animal. F...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Alternatives
January 30, 5:59pm

"Getting away from shells"
Over the last three seasons I've been caught in very heavy rains/sleet in the Sierra during summer months. On one occasion the temperatures plummeted and I was in sleet for over four hours, hea...

In GEAR » Getting away from shells
January 28, 8:28pm

"North Face Triumph anorak XL New w/tags"
I bought one years ago at the NF outlet here in Berkeley. When I managed to rip the fabric I went back to replace it and no one had even heard of it--but the staff wished that they still made them ...

In Gear Swap » North Face Triumph anorak XL New w/tags
January 28, 1:23pm

"UL ideas that Died"
"LuxuryLite packs"...I'm not sure that these were ever popular. But I use the frame, with a GG pack strapped on. It's very nice; terrific for carrying a bear canister. Two and a h...

In GEAR » UL ideas that Died
January 21, 2:14pm

"BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints"
Now that I'm older, what doesn't kill me just makes me miserable.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 18, 2:03pm

"do tarps really open yourself up to the outdoors?"
I pretty much only get inside my tent when I'm ready to go to sleep for the night--barring rain! Or sometimes in the afternoon I'll crawl in to read a book and relax. In short, I'm outs...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » do tarps really open yourself up to the outdoors?
January 14, 7:17pm

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