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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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"Valley Uprising"
How in the world did saying that free soloing makes me angry lead to my supporting a "nanny state"? for the record, I've always admired rock climbers; I mostly backpack around Yos...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Valley Uprising
April 27, 10:20am

"Polarized sunglasses recommendation"
+1 on the Cocoons. They have one model which is smaller that doesn't look dorky at all; but your frames have to be small enough to be covered. Cocoons do protect from dust and mist. I like the ...

In GEAR » Polarized sunglasses recommendation
April 27, 10:08am

"Valley Uprising"
Actually free soloing makes me angry. One second of inattention and your life is over; plus everybody who ever cared for you is in misery. Young people showing an arrogant and stupid disregard for ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Valley Uprising
April 26, 8:48pm

"1 person dual wall tent"
Big Agnes Fly Creek ul one person tent gets no love. It's two pounds, double wall, free standing, bomber. What's not to love? Except,it's possibly too short for the op. edit: I just ...

In GEAR » 1 person dual wall tent
April 24, 11:48am

"Trekking poles up hill adjustment"
Billy, I'm a cross country skier too. From what was quoted, I was picturing the skate double pole. But classic stride technique makes more sense. I guess I push off too in some scenarios: it...

In Philosophy & Technique » Trekking poles up hill adjustment
April 23, 11:38pm

"Trekking poles up hill adjustment"
I'm picturing something like the double-pole that Nordic skate skiers use. (Skate skiers use much longer poles than classic skiers.) The thing is, your leg muscles are much, much stronger than ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Trekking poles up hill adjustment
April 23, 7:05pm

"Flash Reviews No. 5"
I was just at REI in Berkeley; they have a solar powered lantern like the Luminaid but made by a company called Survival Frog...I think. Anyway, it weighs four ounces and costs $20.00 for the cheap...

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 5
April 23, 5:03pm

"MSR Pocket Rocket options"
I use a single wall of the Caldera Cone as a windscreen for a pocket rocket. Works great. I tried a variety of myog windscreens but they were all fragile or complicated. Plus,in a pinch, I could us...

In GEAR » MSR Pocket Rocket options
April 23, 4:53pm

"Flash Reviews No. 5"
The Luminaid looks interesting...your link brings me to a $49.95 version; there are two other versions, one for $19.95 and one for $24.95 that you can find. If you can read in a tent by this li...

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 5
April 22, 10:09am

"Sierra Snowpack 2015"
Billy: all good points. One must respect contracts and laws. Given the state of the drought, I'm not sure why it should take years to change laws...but of course it probably will. Again, Califo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 20, 8:50pm

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