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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"Why use line locks on a guylines?"
I never used line locks until I got a Hexamid. They came with the tent. As it turns out, if you restake one corner of this tent, all of the other points will go out of whack. So you restake everyth...

In GEAR » Why use line locks on a guylines?
May 25, 1:34pm

"Sawyer Extractor Snake Bite Kit - Still Relevant?"
In the Spring I call the trail from the top of Nevada Falls all the way to Lake Merced "rattlesnake alley". Big suckers too. Do not like them.

In GEAR » Sawyer Extractor Snake Bite Kit - Still Relevant?
May 19, 4:52pm

"Taut, Taught, & Taunt Pitches"
It's my tent that taunts me when I can't get it taut. Apparently I can't be taught.

In GEAR » Taut, Taught, & Taunt Pitches
May 18, 10:47am

"OK umbrella peeps...let me have it!"
Justin: I haven't tried the Senz umbrella but I'll look into it. The 'fixed' nature of the LuxuryLite umbrella perhaps made it more susceptible to turning inside out in wind gusts. ...

In GEAR » OK umbrella peeps...let me have it!
May 15, 4:58pm

"OK umbrella peeps...let me have it!"
There's nothing to be done about the ambient air temperature. For me, the question is then whether an umbrella will create a cooler environment for a hiker than a sun hat. Look, your back is...

In GEAR » OK umbrella peeps...let me have it!
May 14, 10:09pm

"Clothing for desert hiking"
Sun Precautions--I think I have that right--makes clothing from Solumbra; lightweight and 100% spf. They make a great drape hat that works terrific for mosquitoes as well. It's larger than the ...

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 14, 10:37am

"OK umbrella peeps...let me have it!"
I tried the Luxury Lite umbrella which is designed to attach to my pack frame; so no hands needed! The only problem was that it didn't take very much wind to force me to fold up the umbrella. N...

In GEAR » OK umbrella peeps...let me have it!
May 14, 10:14am

WTT: hexamid solo w/beak and cuben floor for a mld cuben solomid
the header says it all.

In Gear Swap » WTT: hexamid solo w/beak and cuben floor for a mld solomid
May 12, 10:18am

"Hwy 120 Is Open"
Skiing in and around Tuolumne after driving in would be really, really fun. I was just up to Merced Lake. I've never seen such a low snow pack at this time of the year. But it still looked l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hwy 120 Is Open
May 04, 1:41pm

"Wierd feet: need shoes"
Keen makes shoes/boots with the widest toe box, I believe.

In GEAR » Wierd feet: need shoes
April 27, 1:15pm

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