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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: How do I waterproofing a tent
IMHO, it's a loosing battle-- take it back. If the fly smells bad or the coating on the inside of the fly is sticky or cloudy, get rid of it. If not, it may be that the fly was never seam seal...

In Make Your Own Gear » How do I waterproofing a tent
March 08, 5:28pm

Re: Growing feet. At 40?
Yup. In my early 20's I wore 9's. Now at 60, it is 11's. Found a deal on 10.5 Keens yesterday and I was like one of Cinderella's stepsisters. THEY HAVE TO FIT!!!!

In GEAR » Growing feet. At 40?
March 07, 10:07am

Re: Spork vs spoon
My favorite is a ti folding spoon. It fits in a 450ml mug with an esbit wing stove. Chopsticks take care of many fork functions like long noodles and might even pass for tinder in a pinch. We still...

In GEAR » Spork vs spoon
March 07, 10:02am

Re: Vented drink tubing?
I tried the SmarTube and it is okay. It does allow you to use alternative bottles rather than bladders and leave the bottle in a side pocket rather than wrestling bladders in and out of your pack. ...

In GEAR » Vented drink tubing?
March 06, 4:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Confession
Yeah, we drink a different flavor of Kool Aid in these parts.

In GEAR » knife vs saw vs hatchet vs axe!
March 06, 11:11am

Re: Y-stakes vs. V-stakes?
Y stakes are stronger and MSR Groundhogs rule. Indeed, V stakes stack nicely and might be a consideration if you have one of those "free standing" tents that gobbles up a dozen stakes for...

In GEAR » Y-stakes vs. V-stakes?
March 05, 5:53pm

Re: Morning Dew - Cuben Tarp
Dew and condensation are the same thing, be it from your breath or the surrounding air. The air can only support so much moisture at a give temperature and when your shelter fabric falls below that...

In GEAR » Morning Dew - Cuben Tarp
March 05, 1:14pm

SOLD: REI Midweight Polartec Power Dry top and long johns set, men's XL PRICE DROP
SOLD Now just $18 for this fine base layer ensemble, including US shipping and PayPal fees

In Gear Swap » FS: REI Midweight Polartec Power Dry top and long johns set, men's XL, black
March 05, 11:10am

Re: Carrying Olive Oil
In a bear can, a small Platypus style bladder with a plain cap might save space. A Nalgene bottle will take up the same amount of room, empty or full. The Vapur Incognito flask might do the trick: ...

In GEAR » Carrying Olive Oil
March 04, 12:08am

Re: Reading glasses. Suggestions?
The better plastic framed ones hold up best for me. I hang them on the neck of my shirt when not wearing them. I have also used the stick-on bifocals on my sunglasses which is really nice reading m...

In GEAR » Reading glasses. Suggestions?
March 04, 12:01am

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