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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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Re: so can Houdini sub for a rain jacket?
The new Houdini is less breathable, but as good or a bit better than mostvofcthe other current offerings. It is not a rain jacket, with unsealed seams and will wet thorough. DWR treated windshi...

In GEAR » 2013 Spring Patagonia Houdini Pants / Jacket
March 24, 11:14am

Re: Stairways Seattle
That's the book. I've been waiting to spot a used one :) I could see a PBS travel show on this travel niche In San Francisco we walked from Union Square to Chinatown, up to Grace Cath...

In Post-Trip Reports » Stairways of San Francisco - 568 Stairways in 4 Days
March 23, 9:25pm

Re: Whut Dale sed
Actually, I use a Sawyer Mini with Micropur tablets for backup.

In GEAR » Water purification alternatives?
March 23, 8:40pm

Re: Wetting Out?
Not breathable. Wetting out kills breathability, but *shouldn't* cause leaks. The water will roll off this stuff

In Gear Deals » Red Ledge Backpacker Poncho at REI $17
March 23, 6:02pm

Re: Rainier Gear List - WITH PHOTOS!
You are going to hike around the mountain or climb it? There will still be deep snow in June if hiking. Looks like you are prepared for that. We had a light snowpack until the last month and then i...

In Gear Lists » Rainier Gear List - WITH PHOTOS!
March 23, 2:38pm

Re: Hard To Find Backpacking Gear
While you are pondering such things, also ask yourself, "Why did Kamakazi pilots wear helmets?"

In Chaff » Hard To Find Backpacking Gear
March 23, 11:36am

Re: Pretty stiff
"Now I don't recommend them for my patients, especially not for cats or tiny dogs." I've never had a good experience trying to put a finger in a cat's mouth :) Like jamming...

In GEAR » Where to buy an ultralight 2 gram finger tooth brush?
March 23, 11:30am

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In Gear Swap » FS: Lowe Alpine Wind Pants, Men's Large w/ 34" Inseam
March 23, 11:24am

Re: Water purification alternatives?
Ultraviolet treatment is about all that is left. The Steripen line is the 800 pound gorilla in that corner. You may need to prefilter water that is cloudy for full effect. They do run on batteries ...

In GEAR » Water purification alternatives?
March 23, 11:19am

Re: Backpacking solo
I have to assume that if you brought it up, you do want to give it a try. You have our permission to go on a solo hike. Take the 10 essentials, hike on an established trail, tell someone wh...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
March 23, 11:05am

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