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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: Re: Re: Re: WTB Water bottle pockets/holders
You can make your own with shock cord and toggles, with one at the top and one midway up the body of the bottle. A bottle with ribbed sides is easier to live with.

In Gear Swap » WTB Water bottle pockets/holders
April 09, 9:21am

Re: WTB Water bottle pockets/holders
There are many variations. Do you want them for shoulder strap carry, waist belt mount or ?????

In Gear Swap » WTB Water bottle pockets/holders
April 09, 8:06am

Re: That did it
Will, you need to invest in a safety-style can opener like the Good Cooks version. That will allow you to cleanly remove can tops for your cooking projects. A simple plier style paper punch wil...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Need BPL's help with fondue
April 09, 5:40am

Re: What headlamp do you use?
The Petzl e+ has been an UL staple for years. It's light, but it is weak. If you just want a camp light it will do, but not so hot if you have to make your way down a trail. I use a Fenix HL...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What headlamp do you use?
April 08, 10:11pm

Re: Re: Re: is a fleece just a fleece?
Roger wrote, "> The Condor 603 was mentioned as a functional equivalent OK, that means the Condor is NOT a good choice. Other brands may be better, one hopes" Do note that there a...

In GEAR » is a fleece just a fleece?
April 08, 8:35am

Re: soft shell insulation qualities
I don't think much of the insulating power of the soft shells I have tried. You get a thick slab of smith faced polyester that protects from abrasion, wind and light precip, but when it's c...

In GEAR » Advice for a hardshell for early spring and late fall.
April 07, 10:37pm

Re: microns
"Clogging will have as much to do with the water you're filtering as with the size of the pre-filter." Do you think so? :) Fast running streams carry an enormous sediment load. Yo...

In Make Your Own Gear » add a pre-filter to a Sawyer Mini
April 07, 1:37pm

Re: Re: add a pre-filter to a Sawyer Mini
If it clogs a 75 micron screen, it would plug up your 0.2 micron filter. I would rather clean the prefilter or carry a spare to swap out. As to the sponge, it isn't perfect but it does hang...

In Make Your Own Gear » add a pre-filter to a Sawyer Mini
April 07, 12:14pm

Re: Re: Re: Pros and cons of 2 closure systems for side backpack pockets
"@ Dale: "The downside with elastic is that it weakens over time." Can you provide an example from your experiences on how much did it weaken, and over how long of a period?"...

In GEAR » Pros and cons of 2 closure systems for side backpack pockets
April 07, 9:53am

Re: add a pre-filter to a Sawyer Mini
I cut a chunk of sponge to do the same:

In Make Your Own Gear » add a pre-filter to a Sawyer Mini
April 07, 9:42am

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