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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: tracking and battery life
It's the same issue with any GPS when using continous tracking. You can turn off the screen with the app running to save a little power. Using the app occasionally in airplane mode for a locati...

In GEAR » Gaia GPS???Iphone 5
September 06, 11:32am

Re: Pack first NON!
IMHO, buy your pack last when you know the weight and volume of your refined UL kit--- even if buying a complete new UL system. I do have to agree that a smaller volume pack can force you to leave ...

In GEAR » Transition from Traditional to Ultralight
September 05, 12:44pm

Re: Re: Couple exploring the country after creating fully sustainable vehicles
"Sucks that the bike and trailer were stolen. Bike thieves, pretty low." Lots of local bike theft in Western Washington I'm afraid. IMHO, bike theft=drugs. Mill Creek is an upscale...

In On the Web » Couple exploring the country after creating fully sustainable vehicles
September 05, 12:30pm

Re: stuffing/unstuffing
I think the degree of compression is the important thing. If you have the room, loosely packing your insulated gear in a trash compactor bag and allowing your other gear and pack compression straps...

In GEAR » synthetic material of choice for jacket with frequent stuffing/unstuffing
September 05, 11:51am

Re: Thoughts on UL rain jackets
IMHO, the truly UL jackets lack ventilation features and length in the effort to get the weight down. All the testing I have read showed that breathability isn't stellar in even the most expens...

In GEAR » Thoughts on UL rain jackets
September 03, 11:23am

Re: Fast Pitching Tarps?
The mids and stretched pryramids like the Six Moon Designs Gatewood and Descutes use one pole and about six stakes. The corners can be staked out and then the pole extended. That goes pretty quick ...

In GEAR » Fast Pitching Tarps?
August 30, 8:24pm

Re: What size pot for winter?
Large aluminum pots are fairly inexpensive and will work fine for snow melting snow. A 2-quart Open Country pot is $16 at REI and weighs 8.2oz. It seems big, but you can fill it with other with oth...

In GEAR » What size pot for winter?
August 27, 12:38pm

Re: Rock Climbing Shoe for Weak Foot?
Would taping also help?

In GEAR » Rock Climbing Shoe for Weak Foot?
August 27, 10:36am

Re: swimming
Swimming, treading water, and maneuvering in cold whitewater can be very different things. Getting dumped in cold moving water is a shock and if you aren't injured (wearing a helmet?), you may ...

In GEAR » Waterproof bibs for packrafting?
August 26, 9:06am

Re: Backpack for Air Travel?
The Rick Steves convertible suitcase/backpack is $99 and 42oz.

In GEAR » Backpack for Air Travel?
August 26, 8:31am

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