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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"Obamacare. It's awesome."
My experience is similar to Jen's, except that my employer opted out of providing health care and all of the employees went on Obamacare. I make more than most of the other employees, so the ra...

In Chaff » Obamacare. It's awesome.
June 21, 5:00pm

"BG and the Demise of BPL"
Let's not overdo the love or Bob will be insufferable when he comes back. edit: oops, I thought that I was posting this on the OTHER BG thread, where it made more sense as a hopefully funn...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BG and the Demise of BPL
June 17, 12:51pm

"In honor of Bob Gross, buy a foam pad and get 10% off"
Ah come on: Bob is a bit irascible and does not suffer fools gladly. But I remember one interaction where I gave as good as I got, in terms of the reasons behind my position, and Bob did not get me...

In Gear Deals » In honor of Bob Gross, buy a foam pad and get 10% off
June 17, 10:31am

"Lightest & Best 3 Layer Rain Jacket?"
In cold conditions, it's a lot easier to regulate sweat (by unzipping) than it is to keep cold rain or sleet out of a leaking jacket. Another reason why I prefer a 3 layer jacket.

In GEAR » Lightest & Best 3 Layer Rain Jacket?
June 15, 10:35am

"Lightest & Best 3 Layer Rain Jacket?"
Hypothermia is the enemy. When I hike in cold wet conditions, even going over sleeting/snowing passes, sweat is less of an issue. I have a 3 layer Rab event jacket that keeps the rain and sleet out...

In GEAR » Lightest & Best 3 Layer Rain Jacket?
June 13, 9:00pm

"where did all the soft cotton bandanas go????"
Sneeze...and then call over Charlie the dog, who's always up for a massage. Problem solved. You're welcome.

In GEAR » where did all the soft cotton bandanas go????
June 12, 6:23pm

Where to Put Bear Canister at Night"
I'm convinced that Sierra bears know about bear canisters and just move on when they see one, looking for someone who's made a mistake with their food (left it out or gettable.)I did have o...

In Philosophy & Technique » Where to Put Bear Canister at Night
June 10, 9:21pm

"Ultralight Coffee Options"
Fellow marmots! You have nothing to lose but your chains!

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 09, 10:31am

"Tahoe Rim Trail"
My neighbors, who were new to backpacking, started the Rim Trail on the dry eastern side and had to carry water. They quit after two days. (They had no real clue despite my best efforts about carry...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tahoe Rim Trail
June 09, 10:23am

"BA Fly Creek on AT- keep or swap now that I use trekking poles"
I also have a Fly Creek ul1 and a Zpacks hexamid. If I think it's going to rain, I bring my Fly Creek. I've used this tent for years and it really is bomber. I'm still new to the Hex an...

In GEAR » BA Fly Creek on AT- keep or swap now that I use trekking poles
June 09, 10:16am

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