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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: woobie underquilt
" I looked up some diy tutorials and just picked up a poncho liner, some paracord and some cord locks from the local surplus store. Ill be putting this together soon!" Experiment with ...

In Hammocks » Possible downsides to my way cheaper underquilt idea??
July 04, 2:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Light Weight Synthetic BAG... NOT a quilt please
"... I was hoping the synthetic bag technology had improved to the point that there would be a 20F synthetic sleeping bag weighing down around 2 lb or less. Maybe not." Not. You can ge...

In GEAR » Lightest 20F Synthetic Bag?
July 04, 11:42am

Re: Where to go within one week?
Fly into Seattle/Portland and rent a car or get a ride. That leaves Olympics, ocean beaches, Mt. St Helens, Rainier, PCT sections, Mt Hood, etc, etc.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Where to go within one week?
July 04, 10:01am

Re: need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
A more natural oriented gorp with dried fruit like bananas, pineapple, raisins, apples, coconut, cherries, dates (noted), supplemented with nuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, cheese, olives and har...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
July 04, 9:48am

Re: And another
If you are using a rear rack, Arkel makes the Dry-Lites panniers at 454g/28 liters. Supplement the panniers with a dry bag or waterproof backpack, or SUL backpack on top of the rack.

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bikepacking bag vendors
July 04, 9:37am

Re: was looking for SUL options for a change up from my eVENT bivy
A poncho tarp and SUL bivy works on the spreadsheet as you get rain gear in the mix. Something like a Titanium Goat Ptarmigan bivy with the net hood gives you bug and splash protection with a b...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » was looking for SUL options for a change up from my eVENT bivy
July 04, 9:20am

Re: FS
Or leave it off and get a "free" bump? While we're being picky, put the gender/size/color in the title too. [Exit BG mode]

In Gear Swap » Used 1 Time - Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter - $35 Shipped
July 03, 9:04pm

Re: Re: Gear damage - suggestions please
"As the owner of a curious cockatoo, I don't think I own anything without holes similar to that in it. My trekking umbrella looks a lot like your pole handles." Don't get mad...

In GEAR » Gear damage - suggestions please
July 03, 12:57pm

Re: Lightweight Tripod - Yes I said Lightweight Tripod
That Velbon V-Pod looks pretty good for the weight. I've seen a lot of junk in that size/weight, most of it Big Box store offerings. I have a low opinion of tripods with legs like the page ...

In GEAR » Lightweight Tripod - Yes I said Lightweight Tripod
July 03, 12:10pm

Re: Damage
Yeah-- just stitch up the holes in the mesh if it looks like it will spread. You can get new handles if they are Black Diamond. Shoe Goo was my first thought. Maybe sand them smooth. Stuff happens.

In GEAR » Gear damage - suggestions please
July 03, 9:42am

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