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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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All Forum Posts by Dale Wambaugh

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Re: Re: Re: How does this pack fit look?
"Dale - Just going hiking to see how it works sounds like a good idea, until I remember that I live in Houston, and it is July." Wait for sundown, throw 20 pounds in there and go for ...

In GEAR » How does this pack fit look?
July 06, 8:57pm

Re: Re: Rainfly Waterproofing Issues
McNett has a "cure": https://www.mcnett.com/gearaid/blog/re-coat-tent-floors. Best of luck --- I fear Roger is correct.

In GEAR » Rainfly Waterproofing Issues
July 06, 8:50pm

Re: Help me beat dead horse...rain jacket ponderings
Look for a jacket with lots of vents. I like a loose fit for more "bellows effect" and room for winter layering. I would buy a cheap 2.5 layer like a Marmot Precip and plan on replacing ...

In GEAR » Help me beat dead horse...rain jacket ponderings
July 06, 8:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
Justin opined: "Two good switchbacks in warm summer rain and you'll be as wet inside as out" Any ultralight rain jacket will get you sweaty. "your shorts will be sticki...

In GEAR » Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
July 06, 8:02pm

Re: Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
I wouldn't wear it to walk the dog! My first impression is why bother? I'll put this in the "stupid light" column. It is designed with weight over function: light, but sweaty, no ...

In GEAR » Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
July 06, 6:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Little pump
I wonder how one of those party balloon pumps would work? Cheap enough. You might need to trim the tip and add some fatter hose to meld with valve on your pad.

In GEAR » ideas on alternate ways for quick and easy inflation of air matrass please
July 06, 3:21pm

Re: Tent for car camping?
Somewhere along the line I picket up a Eureka Tetragon 5 dome tent and that works for us. http://www.campmor.com/eureka-tetragon-5-tent.shtml?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=ppc&gclid=CKCt...

In GEAR » Tent for car camping?
July 06, 3:17pm

Re: How does this pack fit look?
Looks good to me. How does it feel after 10 miles with a load? No hot spots or chafing? No weird kinks or cramps in shoulders or lower back? HIKE! :)

In GEAR » How does this pack fit look?
July 05, 9:00pm

FS: Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Duffel Bag 40 Liters, 2.8oz!
Fro sale: used Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil duffel bag in excellent condition with no stains or damage. A stuff sack is not included. This is great to add a duffel bag to your travel kit without adding ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Duffel Bag 40 Liters, 2.8oz!
July 05, 8:14pm

Re: Titanium Pot Scorch Marks and "active" cooking
If you have a hot stove that doesn't simmer well, you need to keep things moving-- what I call "active cooking." Having a good pot grip and some insulation for your hand and keeping t...

In GEAR » Evernew 1.3 Titanium Pot – ok for light cooking?
July 05, 8:03pm

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