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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"Should I Buy A Hexamid Solo?"
Beyond weight savings, you need to consider whether this type of tent--which is more a tent/tarp hybrid--is for you. I'm used to a two pound solo tent with its own poles; one that is fully en...

In GEAR » Should I Buy A Hexamid Solo?
April 01, 10:37am

"Backpacking solo"
I agree with Dale. I backpack "solo" most of the time. I've definitely gotten past the whole "let me consider all of the horrible ways thatI could die doing this" thing. Muc...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
March 25, 2:00pm

"Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country"
I think that it's a myth that bears don't go above 10,000 feet. Of course they do. Bears go where there's food. People camp at altitude; bears will follow if food is available.

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
March 19, 1:43pm

"Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country"
Hang it. Above tree line, find a cliff face. Or jam up a crack and stash it there. Alone in a bivy with sugary food? Why not just smear yourself with honey too?

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
March 19, 10:17am

"Conditions in Tuolumne, Hwy 120?"
Maybe Desolation Wilderness at Lake Tahoe. No snowmobiles.

In Winter Hiking » Conditions in Tuolumne, Hwy 120?
March 18, 1:43pm

"Help Me Get Better @ Site Selection"
Drainage is not always obvious before it begins raining. For example, the trail itself can become a small creek which then overflows during heavy rains--perhaps right into your tent! Or a creek ups...

In Philosophy & Technique » Help Me Get Better @ Site Selection
March 11, 1:36pm

"Cabela's clones Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 and SL3,
Oh I don' know...it takes me far longer to set a good pitch for a Hexamid, for example, than for a Fly Creek, even though the Hex uses fewer stakes. I spend perhaps three minutes tops driving i...

In GEAR » Cabela's clones Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 and SL3, adds vents
March 04, 1:46pm

Cabela's clones Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 and SL3,
It could be that the pole design on the Fly Creek puts too much stress--outward stretch--on the skimpy zippers; essentially pulling the two sides of the zipper apart. Or maybe they're just c...

In GEAR » Cabela's clones Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 and SL3, adds vents
March 04, 12:04pm

"Cabela's clones Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 and SL3,
My only complaint with the Fly Creek sl1 has been the zipper on the fly and on the tent body. I've babied those zippers and still had them fail. Very frustrating. Personally I think that it wou...

In GEAR » Cabela's clones Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 and SL3, adds vents
March 03, 1:48pm

"How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime
I used to bring one good pocket book. Now, I've splurged and bring the cheapest Kindle--which is also the lightest. Great because you can have a ton of reading options. So I have no boring hour...

In Philosophy & Technique » How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
March 02, 5:07pm

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