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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: ACCIDENTALLY PREPPED FOR THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
I did mention post-Katrina that any good thru-hiker could walk out of the disaster zone after the weather calmed down. Getting across the bridges and the suburban cops would have been the challenge...

In GEAR » ACCIDENTALLY PREPPED FOR THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
January 15, 11:13pm

Re: Eye of the beholder.
"Is someone organizing a stove beauty contest? Maybe Hikin Jim could tell us how to run one..." You mean like put a wick in my nose and smile real purdy? Any issues with campfires...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » PNW GGG is a GO!
January 15, 10:43pm

Re: Tarp size: is 10 x 4,5 enough???
10' length is okay, but that is 5" shorter on the width than my poncho. Small tarps are good with a bivy, particularly for head-end coverage with a waterproof bivy for less claustrophobic ...

In GEAR » Tarp size: is 10 x 4,5 enough???
January 15, 3:05pm

Re: Is mountain biking like snow skiing
Skiing is the art of falling downhill gracefully at great expense. Mountain biking is like that about 50% of the time, plus sweating uphill slowly at the same expense. Bike packing, touring and...

In GEAR » Is mountain biking like snow skiing
January 14, 4:18pm

FS: GSI French Coffee Presses
Sold to Mike S: a pair of GSI French coffee presses. The small one holds 12oz and weighs 6oz with the removable cozy. The large one holds a liter and weighs 13.6oz. They have metal screens, plastic...

In Gear Swap » FS: GSI French Coffee Presses
January 14, 3:53pm

Re: soaking vs brushing to apply silicone to an old tent
I read specs that mentioned both PU and silicone coatings on the fly. McNett makes some products for resealing PU coated tents. A call to MSR customer service may get you a new tent :)

In GEAR » soaking vs brushing to apply silicone to an old tent
January 13, 2:05pm

Re: What our gear says about us...
Sure! My gear list shows that I'm a bargain-hunting cheapskate with a penchant for the Ten Essentials :) Like any stereotype or assumption the accuracy is fraught with dangers, but the gener...

In GEAR » What our gear says about us...
January 13, 1:32pm

Re: anyone make a 25" ccf pad in 1/8, 1/4 or 3/8"
Most discount/big box stores that carry camping gear have 25" wide pads. Coleman makes a wavy egg crate-like one. REI has 24" blue foam pads.

In GEAR » anyone make a 25" ccf pad in 1/8, 1/4 or 3/8"
January 12, 11:21am

Re: pairing a ridgerest with an inflatable...how do you carry that darned thing??
With a frameless pack it can form a frame by rolling it in a tube and stuffing the rest of your gear inside, "burrito" style and forming a column to transfer the weight to the hip belt. T...

In GEAR » pairing a ridgerest with an inflatable...how do you carry that darned thing??
January 11, 10:11am

Re: Biking in Seattle
I did a 20 mile loop through town yesterday, much of it on bike paths and after sundown and during rush hour. I'm cautious and not very fast and I had no real incidents except for a driver try...

In Chaff » 72 Hours in Seattle
January 10, 9:57pm

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