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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 :)
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StateWashington
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Re: Advice on adding wristbands to rain mitts?
I would use velcro with a ladder loop so the strap can double back on itself. OR and others have used that for the wrist adjustment on their mittens.

In Make Your Own Gear » Advice on adding wristbands to rain mitts?
April 14, 9:07am

Re: opps
"....Almost burnt down the kitchen" Imagine that in a silnylon shelter. Crispy hiker! I've had a liquid fuel stove develop a leak while running (I was testing a used/unknown stov...

In GEAR » Liquid Fuel Consumption vs. Canister Fuel Consumption.
April 14, 7:16am

Re: camp/ fishing/ hiking shoes
You might try the BPL search t http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/search? as this has been discussed many times--- not that it isn't a good question. The be...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » camp/ fishing/ hiking shoes
April 13, 6:32pm

Re: Comfort
The issue with a CCF pad is bulk. They are less expensive and relatable. IMHO, they are about the same comfort level as the thinner self inflating pads like the Prolite. The Thermarest Z-rest...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What sleeping mat?
April 13, 9:46am

Re: REI mailer shipping bag
Those shipping bags are very much like the material in a trash compactor bag. I have carried 45 gallon LDPE trash can liners to use for an emergency rain top, half-bivy, pack liner, ground cl...

In Make Your Own Gear » REI mailer shipping bag
April 13, 9:10am

Re: Rain pants
In the Pacific NW, the shoulder seasons and winter can bring long bouts of cold rain, so wearing rain pants as your primary bottom shell can be practical. For warmer weather with a poncho I'...

In GEAR » Are rain pants necessary?
April 13, 8:58am

Re: What sleeping mat?
I like the Thermarest Prolite small for a torso length pad, as much for the compact size as the weight. I do like to take a sit pad, which supplements the length.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What sleeping mat?
April 13, 8:39am

Re: Re: Piezo
I think another issue with piezo lighters is the pinpoint of the spark and getting the right mixture of gas an oxygen. The spark can often be in a very pure stream of gas, one that is too "ric...

In GEAR » Snowpeak Gigapower Manual vs Snowpeak Litemax
April 12, 11:22pm

Re: Improved sleeping bag liner for winter / summer sleeping bag
On the pajama issue: I think it only makes sense weight wise if you use the sleep clothing for daytime use. Those ounces represent a lot of lofted insulation. Do try wearing silk weight long jo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Improved sleeping bag liner for winter / summer sleeping bag
April 12, 8:33am

Re: Re: piezo yes or no?
Many piezo lighters are adjustable, especially the later Jetboil models. You will find a generous amount of wire under the burner to pull/push up if the tip is damaged. Small changes in distance ca...

In GEAR » Snowpeak Gigapower Manual vs Snowpeak Litemax
April 12, 8:11am

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