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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: What would I get for 1.3 more ounces?
1layer fabric, 1layer membrane, .5 layer over coating to protect the membrane = 2.5 layers

In GEAR » What would I get for 1.3 more ounces?
March 14, 10:12pm

Re: knife deals?
Perhaps REI will have a 20% coupon soon? There seem to be some out there for $97-$99 or so. Put a watch on eBay with email updates.

In Gear Deals » knife deals?
March 14, 4:24pm

Re: Screw top gallon jugs
Vinegar comes in plain one gallon jugs. US Plastic has a bunch: http://www.usplastic.com/mobile/category.aspx?categoryid=611&back=469

In GEAR » Screw top gallon jugs
March 13, 11:03pm

Re: tarp?
Ponchos are minimalist shelters at best and this one is a. little smaller than the GoLite. It would make a better than nothing at all emergency shelter, although if the weather was bad, I might pre...

In Gear Deals » Red Ledge Backpacker Poncho at REI $17
March 13, 9:51pm

Re: TreeBoat Hammock - experience ?
It is a variation on a bridge style hammock. Check out Warbonnet's version at 1/3 the weight: http://www.warbonnetoutdoors.com/ridgerunner-hammock/

In Hammocks » TreeBoat Hammock - experience ?
March 13, 7:29pm

Re: Re: reworked list
Don't throw the baby out with the bath water on essentials. Do carry a knife, whistle, some redundant fire starters, first aid kit, lighting and the rest of the classic essentials, but find the...

In Gear Lists » My Gear List w/ Photos!
March 13, 7:20pm

Re: Acu-Rite thermometer: question
Does it show the minimum since the last time it was cleared? In other words, it wasn't the lowest that night, but another time?

In GEAR » Acu-Rite thermometer: question
March 12, 10:56pm

Re: JMT Gear List - Need to lost 3-5lbs
The 82.9 ounce McHale pack screams at me :) Scratch the squishy cup and bowl The 1.3 liter pot is big for solo use Don't know what is in your 7.2oz medical kit. If that is all first aid, t...

In Gear Lists » JMT Gear List - Need to lost 3-5lbs
March 12, 7:49pm

Re: My Gear List w/ Photos!
Read through the gear lists here and bone up on layering/clothing techniques. Base weights don't included consumables like food, water and fuel, nor clothing that is worn. I include my pants an...

In Gear Lists » My Gear List w/ Photos!
March 12, 7:12pm

Re: Learning to Packraft: Ten First Steps for Backcountry Travelers
I think packrafts are a great alternative where you must hike to get water access; otherwise, I would much rather have a kayak. A packraft is a very minimal watercraft and deserves some caution...

In Editor's Roundtable » Learning to Packraft: Ten First Steps for Backcountry Travelers
March 12, 3:22pm

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