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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: UL vs LW
Durability is an issue with UL gear in general. With use on trails vs bushwacking or climbing and just reasonable care, durabilty is not a problem. If you are looking for lightweight and durabl...

In GEAR » Softshell as Windshirt substitute
March 19, 2:11pm

Re: Hitching a hammock
Part of the dance with hammock suspensions is to protect the trees and I'll hold there is as much politics as practicality to that. Wide tree straps lessen the impact on the trees and rough tre...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hitching a hammock
March 19, 1:57pm

Re: shelter video link
Link, that is a great video and web page. It gives a good tour of backpacking shelter options. Thanks for sharing. To the subject, many single wall tent designs use large mesh vents with some so...

In GEAR » TarpTent Questions on single vs double wall
March 19, 1:38pm

Re: Re: Re: why softshells fail in an UL layering system
"Dale, your conception of softshell is antiquaited." Pray tell me why, Sir! And please define your concept of "softshell."

In GEAR » Softshell as Windshirt substitute
March 19, 12:30pm

Re: Re: Re: why softshells fail in an UL layering system
Weight in a layering system isnt a goal in UL hiking? Clothing systems rank with pack, shelter and sleep systems for weight, msking me refer to the Big 4 rathercthan the Big. Likewise, people h...

In GEAR » Softshell as Windshirt substitute
March 19, 12:00pm

Re: why softshells fail in an UL layering system
Softshells fail in an UL layering system due to weight, lack of insulating performance due to weight, and lack of versatility. A typic softshell weighs as much as a thick down puffy, but doesn&#...

In GEAR » Softshell as Windshirt substitute
March 19, 11:11am

Re: Softshell as Windshirt substitute
Durability is an issue, but not much more than any light shirt. Ineed, think "shirt" rather than "jacket." Windhirts work in an UL layering system because they are very light...

In GEAR » Softshell as Windshirt substitute
March 19, 12:04am

Re: FS: big group charity sale, Arc'Teryx, Garmont, First Ascent, Osprey, Gregory, cannon, Marmot, Cloudveil, Camelback, LaSportiva, Zamberlan, Mountain Hardware
NM, too late!

In Gear Swap » FS: big group charity sale, Arc'Teryx, Garmont, First Ascent, Osprey, Gregory, cannon, Marmot, Cloudveil, Camelback, LaSportiva, Zamberlan, Mountain Hardware
March 18, 9:41am

Re: Primus Micron Lantern $14.98
Great for car/base camping and using up those half-filled canisters.

In Gear Deals » Primus Micron Lantern $14.98
March 18, 9:38am

Re: long rain jackets?
LL Bean: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/63187?page=stowaway-coat-with-gore-tex http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/68420?feat=68165-pprrright (2.5 layer) Don't know the weights and inquiri...

In GEAR » long rain jackets?
March 17, 10:22pm

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