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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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"pack recommendation please..."
For me a pack is all about carrying weight on my hips. I slapped a GG Mariposa on a Luxury Lite frame. A weekender sits horizontal inside of the pack on the bottom lip of the frame, as if the frame...

In GEAR » pack recommendation please...
July 06, 1:40pm

S: Smartwool Men's Briefs (Size M) x2"
Vision Quest: I think that he 'piqued' your interest. But he pricked Ken's sensibilities.

In Gear Swap » FS: Smartwool Men's Briefs (Size M) x2
July 01, 8:21pm

"hypoxia meter"
Mio makes a wrist watch/heart rate monitor that's pretty cool. Works in the pool too. Anyway, I just finished a hike out of Tuolumne Meadows. I drove up from the Bay area (sea level) and found ...

In GEAR » hypoxia meter
June 24, 11:00am

for hot sun..."
If you're going to be serious about keeping the sun off your face (and you should be while hiking at altitude) then you have to resign yourself to not looking fashionable. Baseball style caps l...

In GEAR » Hat for hot sun...
June 24, 10:34am

"Long sleeve hiking shirts"
Billy Ray: no doubt cotton is cooler than nylon or other synthetics. Attaining a 30 upf with a cotton shirt is excellent.

In GEAR » Long sleeve hiking shirts
June 18, 8:42pm

"Long sleeve hiking shirts"
"Why not buy a discount casual cotton shirt?". Cotton doesn't provide much sun protection. Also, my nylon weave sun shirt keeps mosquitoes from biting. Skeeters will bite right throug...

In GEAR » Long sleeve hiking shirts
June 18, 1:14pm

"rehabbing flat feet"
Yeah, and if you stop wearing glasses you'll end up with 20/20 vision. Because glasses are, you know, a crutch and probably caused your poor eyesight to begin with.

In Philosophy & Technique » rehabbing flat feet
June 17, 10:24am

"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

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