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Dale Wambaugh (dwambaugh) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Native Seattlite, hiking and biking in the woods since I was a kid. Returned to backpacking a couple years ago and discovered the pleasures ultralight hiking-- it appeals to my gadgeteering nature and my aging body parts :)
CitySeattle
StateWashington
CountryUSA
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Re: Shug videos
Shug is a hoot and while you are being entertained, you get to see the hands-on details of hammock camping. He has camped at -26f! https://m.youtube.com/#/user/shugemery

In GEAR » Hammock to start with?
March 27, 8:30pm

FS: Marmot Black Magic summer bag/liner and Repel
For sale: If you are familiar with the Marmot Driclime windshirt, the Black Magic sleeping bag is made of the same materials, so you get a windproof nylon shell with a wicking polyester lining...

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Black Magic summer bag/liner and Repel
March 27, 3:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Hammock to start with? Hennessy it is!
+1 on using a sleeping bag. If warm enough, I just use it over me like a quilt. You can wiggle into a mummy bag and it is warmer, with no leaks on the sides and whatever warmth you can gain from th...

In GEAR » Hammock to start with?
March 27, 3:35pm

Re: Hammock to start with?
With the REI provision, a Hennessy Ultralite Backpacker Asym Zip would be a great start. Any of the Hennessy models will work, but get a zip model. http://www.rei.com/product/814263/hennessy-ha...

In GEAR » Hammock to start with?
March 27, 12:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Hitching a hammock
Mine are 1" and 1.5". IMHO, anything 1" or greater is fine.Tying off with small diameter line is the issue and can damage bark. We don't want to see "NO HAMMOCKS" signs...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hitching a hammock
March 24, 1:07am

Re: A SUL pack I made for weekend trips.
Nice! Some 750ml/1L platypus style bottles might ride well. You might add bungee loops to tame those taller smartwater bottles. They could tie into the loops for the existing zigzag cords.

In Make Your Own Gear » A SUL pack I made for weekend trips.
March 22, 8:18pm

Re: Re: Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
+1 on carrying spare base layers and synthetics. Throw out your SUL summer list and be prepared in this sort of weather. It will kill you. +1 on fleece. 35f isn't all that cold if it is ...

In GEAR » Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
March 21, 8:45am

Re: you know, the wind
The Weatcomb is deigned for a higher level of activity. Maddening!

In GEAR » Softshell as Windshirt substitute
March 20, 2:17pm

Re: too much of a good thing
You aren't walking hard enough or your base layer is too light. The alternative is getting too sweaty.

In GEAR » Softshell as Windshirt substitute
March 20, 1:43pm

Re: Re: Re: considering a windshirt...
exposed+wind=i'm cold YES exposed+sun=i'm burning to a crisp (and not cold) Not so much Depends on breathability, color and your activity level. The <3cfm fabrics aren't much ...

In GEAR » Softshell as Windshirt substitute
March 19, 8:10pm

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