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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
CountryUSA
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Re: Tarp camping in the rain
Tarps can be light, but you pay in exposure. I think they are viable for summer use in forested areas, but can't imagine a blow above treeline. Rain isn't so much the problem, but WIND will...

In GEAR » Tarp camping in the rain
March 12, 1:15pm

Re: Re: let's make a hot weather quilt.. cotton, fleece?
The Therm-a-Rest Tech Blanket is a good model. It has a drawstring and snaps eton form a foot box and more snaps to attach it to your pad. It is too heavy at 21.2 oz, but very compact and simple. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » let's make a hot weather quilt.. cotton, fleece?
March 12, 10:29am

Re: Re: "Pilgrimage" trails in the USA
Alpo asked, "Or do people have to jump from daypack-sandwiches-picnics straight to tentliving-portablestovecooking-bearbagging? That's one big leap involving a pile of new gear and skills....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking and wild camping in Europe: Legal aspects
March 12, 10:06am

Re: How do you ship your backpack?
Boxes are expensive to buy and hard to find in the right proportions. Boxes for flat screen TV's or other electronics might work. Most large stores compress their cardboard, making boxes even m...

In GEAR » How do you ship your backpack?
March 11, 1:58pm

Re: Trails for a broader public
Understood on the funding and organization of the pilgrimage trails in Europe. It is the theme that we lack in the US. There are no historical precedents as there are in Europe and I do find the pr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking and wild camping in Europe: Legal aspects
March 11, 11:57am

Re: durability
There are compromises. If you want light weight, durability is going to drop. The thin softshell-like tops may work better for you, but will climb to the 10-12oz range. Once you're up to a 1...

In GEAR » windshirt with a good waranty or a decent cheap one?
March 11, 10:30am

Re: Re: Re: Re: still --- bible belt?
"Pessimistic much, Dale?" That was the light version :) Don't get me wrong, we have lots of good trails in the US, but with the secular base for government since Day 1, the idea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking and wild camping in Europe: Legal aspects
March 10, 5:50pm

Re: windshirt with a good waranty or a decent cheap one?
Most of the major manufacturers will have a good warranty. Where you buy it will help too. As far as cheap and good, the running brands like Brooks have models that are perfectly useable, b...

In GEAR » windshirt with a good waranty or a decent cheap one?
March 10, 4:38pm

Re: Warbonnet
Nice hammock! I use an undercover with the Hennessy open cell foam pad and space blanket for summer, cloning the Hennessy SuperShelter system. The undercover is like a windshirt for your hammock...

In Hammocks » Warbonnet
March 10, 3:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Shoulder Strap Placement on External Frame Pack
"I stripped the bag off a Jan Sport Scout Frame just to illustrate the shoulder strap attachment points for discussion. It's not a pack I use. Looking at the photo I think it might be a bi...

In GEAR » Shoulder Strap Placement on External Frame Pack
March 10, 1:53pm

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