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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: Re: Re: Ankle support with high boots
Roger opined, "The secret is to dance along with your UL joggers while he clomps along heavily in his heavy boots. Set a silent example. Mind you, if he matches you with a pas de deux " ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ankle support with high boots
July 21, 4:18am

Re: Build a better raincoat
Use side vents that go all the way to the hem like Outdoor Research's TorsoFlo concept. That aids making a longer jacket too.

In GEAR » Build a better raincoat
July 20, 11:35am

Re: Ankle support with high boots
I find more "ankle" support in the sole and arch, preventing pronation/supination from below rather than trying to wrap material around the top of the ankle. He's gonna do what he...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ankle support with high boots
July 20, 11:29am

Re: Re: Groundsheets
INHO, ground sheets are sacrificial and polycryo is a good option. At least it gives some chance of stretching over rocks and roots. The whole idea of using cuben for a ground sheet AND a ponch...

In GEAR » Cuben Groundsheet - Pinholes
July 20, 11:14am

Exped Summit Lite 25 Backpack update
I added a bungee cord array for a 6g gain and took if for an urban foray today. This will make an excellent travel day pack. It carries well on one shoulder too. I've been using a Nalgene Oasis...

In GEAR » Exped Summit Lite 25 Backpack: Golite Ion Replacement?
July 19, 11:35pm

SOLD: Small UL Essentials: fire, cutting, signal, lighting compass PRICE DROP
Now just $12.50 for this fine assortment of gear :)

In Gear Swap » FS: Small UL Essentials: fire, cutting, signal, lighting compass
July 18, 10:56am

SOLD: Eddie Bauer Polartec 200W Fleece Vest, Men's Large, Green, PRICE DROP
SOLD Now just $8.50 for this fine insulating garment, including US shipping and PayPal fees.

In Gear Swap » FS: Eddie Bauer Polartec 200W Fleece Vest, Men's Large, Green, CHEAP :)
July 18, 10:55am

Re: Minibulldesigns Sawyer Mini Adapter
I bought a similar sized syringe with a tapered tip and use a short piece of the straw hose to connect it. Sawyer cautions about using a backflush option with sufficient flow so that channels aren&...

In GEAR » Minibulldesigns Sawyer Mini Adapter
July 17, 8:48am

Re: Testing burners v.s. testing systems
+1 on testing as a system. Pot size and windscreen design make a big difference. Matching pot to flame pattern, etc. IMHO, having a reasonable pot size for the heat source is very important. Trying...

In GEAR » Esbit burner testing
July 16, 12:44pm

Re: Long Range Traverse - Newfoundland, Canada
Gear list critique: GSI backpacker cook kit, 2L pot Do you need a pot this big? No need to double up with your buddy. Baltoro, 75L Big and heavy, but replace it last, after you have ligh...

In Gear Lists » Long Range Traverse - Newfoundland, Canada
July 16, 12:25pm

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