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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me bookseller. nordic skier. backpacker.
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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"Knee braces while hiking"
Doing exercises to strengthen muscles around my knees has helped tremendously, both for backpacking and my every day life. It didn't take long either. Jennifer has some good suggestions for thi...

In GEAR » Knee braces while hiking
November 13, 10:14am

"for winter emergency shelter: bivy or bothy bag?"
I'm usually going solo on these winter day trips. Another factor.

In GEAR » for winter emergency shelter: bivy or bothy bag?
November 12, 3:02pm

"for winter emergency shelter: bivy or bothy bag?"
Thanks for the replies. Yep, a bothy isn't designed for overnight use. Still, in an emergency, it seems that it would remain warmer than a bivy, and still provide protection from wind and sn...

In GEAR » for winter emergency shelter: bivy or bothy bag?
November 12, 10:15am

Sharing (Or Not) Locations and Logistics on the Web."
Swimming with gators...that's therapy in Louisiana. Replace all your nervous ticks with one big fear?

In Philosophy & Technique » Sharing (Or Not) Locations and Logistics on the Web.
November 11, 10:50pm

"Sharing (Or Not) Locations and Logistics on the Web."
John Muir willingly shared all of his favorite spots--except what he Called Shadow Lake. He kept it secret for as long as he could because he was afraid that if people discovered it, they would tu...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sharing (Or Not) Locations and Logistics on the Web.
November 11, 10:04pm

for winter emergency shelter: bivy or bothy bag?
I now have both-y (ha-ha)--Marmot alpinist bivy and a bothy bag. So, which is preferable to take along as an emergency shelter during a winter ski or snowshoe? It seems like the bothy bag would be ...

In GEAR » for winter emergency shelter: bivy or bothy bag?
November 11, 2:20pm

"Looking for a challenging and scenic 75-150 mile hike"
All of the PNW suggestions so far are excellent. Let me add Glacier Peak wilderness area. Take the boat up Lake Chelan and start at Holden; or, if you want to add miles, start out of Stehekin. You ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Looking for a challenging and scenic 75-150 mile hike
November 10, 1:34pm

"LIGHTEST ski goggle?"
Casco makes a nordic ski goggle that doesn't fog up. It's essentially 'open' around the edges to allow venting. They flip up. I've been using them for years over my glasses whil...

In GEAR » LIGHTEST ski goggle?
November 09, 8:54pm

"Trail shoes for wide, flat feet"
David: the first time I tried on a pair of Keens they got an instant thumbs down from me. I walked around in the store a bit and really didn't like the feel. A season later, with more toenails ...

In GEAR » Trail shoes for wide, flat feet
November 06, 10:22am

"Trail shoes for wide, flat feet"
Keen shoes/boots have the widest toe box that I know of; they're roomy in the foot area too. I also just tried on a pair of Teva Kimtah 2 mids. Roomy toe box, a bit narrower in the foot, but st...

In GEAR » Trail shoes for wide, flat feet
November 03, 5:52pm

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