Bruce Etter

Reviewer of the Month: September 2018

251 reviewer rep
4 forum posts
joined Jan 17, 2018

Full Name: Bruce Etter
27-year-old male backpacker
Lebanon, PA
Occupation: Market Research Analyst
Email: private

Gear Reviews (5)

user rating: 5 of 5 Purple Lizard Maps Rothrock State Forest Trail Map 9/27/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Enlightened Equipment Enigma 4/06/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 ULA Equipment Circuit 4/01/2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 LightHeart Gear Solo 1/27/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 La Sportiva Men's Wildcat 3.0 1/17/2018

Forum Posts (4)

Re: Soaking up Challenge and Companionship: Meet Bruce, Reviewer of the Month September 27, 2018
Re: Soaking up Challenge and Companionship: Meet Bruce, Reviewer of the Month September 26, 2018
Re: Hiking footwear. boots vs. trail runners, waterproof or not waterproof? September 11, 2018
Re: "In Perpetual Need of New Adventures"—Meet Reviewer of the Month Christine April 11, 2018


A hearty hello to you. 

My name is Bruce, better known as Drumsolo.  I have had the pleasure of living and working outdoors in Pennsylvania, Idaho, Arizona, and Utah. I've been lucky enough to complete through hikes of the Appalachian Trail (2011) and the Pacific Crest Trail (2017). I've also ridden my bike across the country. I've served three different Americorps terms, all focused on conservation.

An ideal day outside would be waking up in my tent with my beautiful mutt Nala, getting a few rock climbing routes in, breaking down camp and moving another 10 miles, stopping for lunch at a watering hole, get a good swim and siesta in, finish off another couple miles and catch the sunset. Life doesn't get better than that!


Trail running
Rock climbing


Boot/Shoe Size9.5
Jacket/Shirt SizeMedium for days
Pant Size30, 30