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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: Which manufacturers make Rain Chaps?
Equinox makes 'em in silnylon

In GEAR » Which manufacturers make Rain Chaps?
January 28, 6:11pm

Re: osprey pack owners need help
Try searching on "stow on the go" instead. The second link is a PDF on the Talon series with some good close ups. I had a couple Osprey packs and never used the feature, finding it cl...

In Make Your Own Gear » osprey pack owners need help
January 27, 12:04pm

Re: Re: Re: day hike rain gear
Oh, let me complicate it for you :) Ponchos are great for day hiking as they can provide emergency shelter as well as rain gear. Someone needs to step up with a nice SUL poncho now that GoL...

In GEAR » Houdini in wet snow - how long before it wets out?
January 26, 12:04pm

Re: day hike rain gear
I dont worry so much about weight on day hikes. A basic 2.5 layer rain shell runs about 12oz and will have better ventilation features. You can get something like a Marmot Precip on sale for $60 or...

In GEAR » Houdini in wet snow - how long before it wets out?
January 26, 10:47am

Re: Houdini in wet snow - how long before it wets out?
Windshirts just dont substitute for rain gear. They are okay for sporadic light precip, but that's about it. Think shirt vs jacket and conceptually an air seal for your base layer. No probl...

In GEAR » Houdini in wet snow - how long before it wets out?
January 26, 10:17am

Re: waterproof hammock sock
Make sure you have very reliable air vents for breathing in any design you experiment with. I have thought about a design with a rainfly that fit right over thevridgeline with bug screens down ...

In GEAR » waterproof hammock sock
January 26, 9:57am

Re: Fenix HL23
Ive been using an HL21 since they came out, but I like the more compact design and specs of the HL23. I'm putting that on the wish list. The diffuser is a fragile part of the HL21, but you ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 4
January 26, 9:01am

Re: Zip up hammock
+1 on the condensation being a problem. Some use top covers with a breathing hole in bitter cold and they gather plenty of frost. Do that in wet humid weather and you'll be swimming by morning....

In GEAR » Zip up hammock
January 23, 9:44pm

Re: Solo cooking set.
The Olicamp hard anodized Space Saver mug is great. They run about $15 with shipping on eBay. See

In GEAR » Solo cooking set.
January 23, 9:24pm

Re: Duluth Trading Co. nylon pants
Eric, I think they are taking about the fabric weight, like 6.5oz per square yard. The lighter nylon track "warm up" pants are about 6oz. The SUL "dance pants" I found are 3.5oz...

In GEAR » Duluth Trading Co. nylon pants
January 23, 7:22pm

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