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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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"Favorite Birds!"
Thanks, Sharon. However, upon further memory jog, I was thinking of the Western Tanager. (I'll identify a bird and then, a year later, stumble to remember it.) So, I should have said: one of my...

In The Natural Environment » Favorite Birds!
September 06, 10:34pm

"Favorite Birds!"
Once, hiking down from Vogelsang pass in patchy snow, I came on a mother quail. We stood looking at each other, and then one at a time, eight!! chicks came scurrying up. I'm sure that she was s...

In The Natural Environment » Favorite Birds!
September 06, 5:41pm

"Favorite Birds!"
Tom will know more, but Ouzels really are delightful. They're not shy, so you can watch them at length. They'll go under water in a creek and then pop up onto a rock in a flash--really char...

In The Natural Environment » Favorite Birds!
September 06, 1:49pm

Inaugural thread...John Muir
By complete accident I have the privilege of submitting the initial post to this forum. Thanks to bpl for providing it! John Muir had sketchy equipment at best. He didn't care about setting ...

In The Natural Environment » Inaugural thread...John Muir
September 05, 6:52pm

"Mattress shopping"
Excellent question. I don't have one, but I slept on a Sleep Number mattress in a hotel once and it was fantastic. Maybe the possibility of inflating the mattress can keep it from caving in ...

In Chaff » Mattress shopping
September 04, 8:58pm

"EDC carry: really necessary?"
never mind.

In Philosophy & Technique » EDC carry: really necessary?
September 04, 8:16pm

"Sierra High Route thru-hike – 12.5 days"
Terrific report! Interesting to hear your experiences route finding. this is beautiful country; I wish that I'd done it! You covered a lot of ground in 12.5 days--this country is tough and exha...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sierra High Route thru-hike – 12.5 days
September 03, 7:43pm

"Hooded vs. hoodless puffies"
For a couple of ounces I have a super warm hood on my puffy that makes a ton of difference in terms of warmth. Of course I prefer a hood! Same as I do on my rain shell. Some posters have comment...

In GEAR » Hooded vs. hoodless puffies
September 02, 6:22pm

"Melted Ice Cream"
"Let be be finale of seem; the only emperor is the emperor of ice cream", precisely because "all that is solid melts into air" and then doesn't taste as good. Ah, life! Wha...

In Chaff » Melted Ice Cream
August 31, 2:09pm

"Cutting edge rain shells?"
There's been a lot of monsoonal humidity and rain in Ca. this year--possibly all through the west? My pet theory is that El Nino is allowing tropical storms to drift further north. Jen, I hope ...

In GEAR » Cutting edge rain shells?
August 31, 9:56am

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