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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: 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

Re: Thank you, Dale!
Maple syrup is just my symbolic reference to any leaking sticky stuff loose in your luggage. A waterproof pack may be needed for pack rafting or canyoneering, but putting your wet muddy stuff i...

In GEAR » wow moment (pack cover)
April 07, 8:02am

Re: Re: How I Make a Living as an Adventurer
"Now he's married with a house. Change, Life's only constant....." [Music up, "Bobbie McGee"] Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waiting for a train And I's feelin...

In Philosophy & Technique » How I Make a Living as an Adventurer
April 07, 7:48am

Re: Re: Maybe a stupid question...
Pack liners are very helpful when you have wet gear in your pack along with the dry stuff. That and things like maple syrup and down bags never have been a good mix :)

In GEAR » wow moment (pack cover)
April 06, 9:36pm

Re: Re: Maybe a stupid question...
10 ounces of water seems like quite a bit. A pack cover won't keep the padding dry, which is where most of the water is absorbed if it is 3D mesh. I don't think it is worth it. You shou...

In GEAR » wow moment (pack cover)
April 06, 7:51pm

Re: Ultralight hunting
It seems that an UL hunter/hiker should be a bow hunter. One with the prey-- that sort of thing. A bow is kind of a Tenkara kind of thing too.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Ultralight hunting"
April 06, 4:15pm

Re: Re: Re: is a fleece just a fleece?
Fit, quality of materials and construction, feature set, durability and warranty all add value. Whether it is worth that much more is up to you. I have a couple military fleece tops that are very c...

In GEAR » is a fleece just a fleece?
April 06, 3:26pm

SOLD: Used Montane Windshirt, Small PRICE DROP
SOLD

In Gear Swap » FS: Used Montane Windshirt, Small
April 06, 10:21am

Re: Pros and cons of 2 closure systems for side backpack pockets
Or adjustable elastic and get it all. Adjustable drawstrings are more secure, but not as handy for quick access for a water bottle. The downside with elastic is that it weakens over time. H...

In GEAR » Pros and cons of 2 closure systems for side backpack pockets
April 05, 9:27am

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