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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"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

steripen vs. sawyer
I hike in the Sierras and really love my steripen. I carry it in a small GG belly pack along with a soft wide mouth bottle (plus lunch). When I need water it's a breeze to just fill up the bott...

In GEAR » Steripen vs Light Sawyer filter... Which do you prefer?
June 10, 10:05am

What's the lightest, most breathable shell there is?"
Mine's a medium and weighs 12 ounces, I think. Rab sizes a bit small. I'm 5'9" and 140. The medium fits perfect. But if you want to wear a puffy jacket underneath, size up for sure...

In GEAR » What's the lightest, most breathable shell there is?
June 09, 10:24am

"What's the lightest, most breathable shell there is?"
Maybe not the lightest but I own a Rab Demand 3 ply event pull over that's great. Actually REI makes a 3 ply event jacket too. Anyway Rab standards are excellent. 2.5 event is lighter; not s...

In GEAR » What's the lightest, most breathable shell there is?
June 09, 10:13am

"Headed south on the JMT on July 29..."
Agreed, drop the flip flops. Out of Happy Isles you are instantly going to wish that you had the lightest pack possible. And on that note: have you thought about stashing food at Tuolumne Meadows t...

In Gear Lists » Headed south on the JMT on July 29...
June 09, 10:05am

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