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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: gluing polyethylene/ polyolefins
Gluing the fabric may be different-- the stresses are much different and there may be surface treatments that make a difference too. A fabric seam has a lot of surface area relative to the weight, ...

In Make Your Own Gear » blue tarps
February 12, 8:49am

Super Cat stoves
I spent the evening cleaning 3oz cat food cans and punching holes. I followed the directions found at ttp:// I had to use about 50ml fuel (near overflowi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Cat stoves
February 12, 2:07am

Re: blue tarps
The woven poly tarps I bought have a thin line in the edge bindings. I wonder if the woven strands are bonded with heat or some sort of coating or chemical process? I'm thinking heat, as the st...

In Make Your Own Gear » blue tarps
February 12, 1:48am

Re: Re: Bivy and Tarp
Sounds like a little Tyvek would clean things up. Even a few square feet for a "landing pad would help. I wrap my tent stakes in a square of Tyvek that I have used to kneel on-- a doormat for ...

In GEAR » need tips on using a bivy and tarp
February 11, 9:13pm

Re: Re: headlamp strap
If the housing is the issue, tape it off or paint it so it doesn't pipe light into your glasses. My Petzl Remix has diagonal cuts in the strap mounts, so you can remove the strap and it will go...

In GEAR » Mount Tikka XP2 on Sternum Strap?
February 11, 12:35pm

Re: No love for Eco gear? PNW toll
The Olympic Peninsula died for your wood houses. Vantage, WA. It is hear too. I want my salmon back

In GEAR » No love for Eco gear?
February 11, 8:39am

Sherpa Adventure Gear Lobutse Soft Shell Jacket Men's Large **SOLD**
**SOLD** Sherpa Adventure Gear Lobutse soft shell jacket, men's large, gray and black. In very good condition showing minor wear. Clean and free of rips/tears/stains. Trim fit: 20" ac...

In Gear Swap » Sherpa Adventure Gear Lobutse Soft Shell Jacket Men's Large
February 11, 12:45am

Re: Toddler Sleeping Bag
MontBell and others have made sleeping bags with no zippers, just a big drawstring for entry and hood. You would adapt that from an existing synthetic fill bag, removing the zipper and sewing up th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Toddler Sleeping Bag
February 10, 9:03am

Re: Lightweight hiking pant?
I would look at pants designed for runners, who are next in line with UL's for weight consciousness. I have used New Balance running pants that were pretty close to your criteria. They were pol...

In GEAR » Lightweight hiking pant?
February 10, 8:27am

Re: Lighter replacement for paracord for emergency use and/or bear bag hang cord
Sampson Zing-It line made as a throw line for tree trimmers is the stuff for bear bagging. I carry 60 feet and use the PCT method for hanging. You can do a lot with paracord when doing survival...

In GEAR » Lighter replacement for paracord for emergency use and/or bear bag hang cord
February 09, 10:31pm

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