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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: Wind jacket plus fleece with no rain jacket?
You need rain gear. Going without rain gear is an invitation to hypothermia. Consider a poncho for light rain gear with good coverage, including your pack. Windshirts are fantastic, but they do...

In GEAR » Wind jacket plus fleece with no rain jacket?
June 14, 10:33am

Re: Anyone one tried this cheap lightweight setup?
I think of a poncho as rain gear that has some emergency shelter options, making it a good day hiking CYA backup. I would include a bivy with any plans to use a poncho as a primary shelter. I carry...

In GEAR » Anyone one tried this cheap lightweight setup?
June 10, 9:30am

Re: Continued: New member trying to find out where to buy fabrics.
Seattle Fabrics http://www.seattlefabrics.com

In Make Your Own Gear » Continued: New member trying to find out where to buy fabrics.
June 10, 9:23am

Re: no sleep bag camping
I could see pulling it off in hot summer weather. I use a small Prolite pad when I want to get pack volume down. With that and a bivy, a poncho tarp or Gatewood Cape and all my layers on, it wouldn...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » no sleep bag camping
June 09, 7:22pm

Re: smelly down.
There are a lot of references to smelly down filled products on the web. Sounds like a batch of down that wasn't cleaned properly. It's sounds like the best options are to wash it or return...

In GEAR » awesome quilt, smelly down.
June 09, 9:32am

Re: Re: DIY simple, inexpensive, and durable silver anti odor treatment?
Hehehe--- do it wrong and your skin might turn black. Some silver based compounds are know to be light sensitive :) I've had a couple polyester base layers that got smelly fast, notably a T...

In Make Your Own Gear » DIY simple, inexpensive, and durable silver anti odor treatment?
June 08, 9:55am

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In Gear Swap » FS: Crumpler Wonder Weenie Bike Messenger Bag
June 08, 9:34am

Re: Beginner backpack: frameless or internal? Recommendations?
I would go for an internal frame pack. The G4 needs the very lightest loads and careful loading to work well. Something like a Gorilla or Mariposa might work better. BUY YOUR PACK LAST. You wa...

In GEAR » Beginner backpack: frameless or internal? Recommendations?
June 07, 10:10am

Re: Gear addict anonymous
You may have TMS Syndrome (Too Much Stuff is the polite form). The cure is the word NO taken as often as needed. Cognitive therapy may help with the "what if" stage. A strict diet of ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear addict anonymous
June 07, 7:06am

Re: Serious Question
I've always thought of polyester for soft wicking layers and nylon for tougher outer layers. I have had polyester shells that were great, but they are rare. My experience is that nylon is colde...

In GEAR » Light clothing gear list. Would love some list suggestions!
June 06, 8:47pm

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