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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: Hi Richard
Dr. Lawlor wrote: "(Sorry Dale, I missed your post above. Richard, keep in mind that Dale is in the US PNW where it's also pretty wet, and I'm in Victoria, Au where it used to be prett...

In GEAR » whats the weight of a Karrimor Sabre 45 litre
September 10, 7:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Maximized walking/hikinbg shoe design
Eugene wrote: "Does anyone really know what's proper for age and foot condition? I guess time will tell. The sharp rocks are part of what I was referring too. I've heard some people...

In GEAR » Maximized walking/hikinbg shoe design
September 10, 6:56pm

Re: Standalone Bivy
Scott wrote: "Bivys aren’t just for the side of cliffs so I’m not sure where that comment came from..." Now, now, I said the *original* design was for climbing. A bivy has it's...

In GEAR » Standalone bivy?
September 10, 2:38pm

Re: Re: Re: whats the weight of a Karrimor Sabre 45 litre
It is quite a weight game when you have to make a complete container-- six sides, zipper, attachments of some sort, etc. You end up with a lot of fabric and hardware for the volume. That's wher...

In GEAR » whats the weight of a Karrimor Sabre 45 litre
September 10, 2:23pm

Re: whats the weight of a Karrimor Sabre 45 litre
I'll bet those side pockets could add a lot of weight. Beware!

In GEAR » whats the weight of a Karrimor Sabre 45 litre
September 10, 1:50pm

Re: Re: Maximized walking/hikinbg shoe design
Age and foot condition are to be considered, not to mention rough trails. I could wear flip flops on a nice level deciduous forest path, but steep trails with sharp rock and spring runoff begs for ...

In GEAR » Maximized walking/hikinbg shoe design
September 10, 1:10pm

To bivy or not to bivy
I tried one the Black Diamond Lightsabre bivies and I didn't care for it. (see http://www.trailspace.com/gear/black-diamond/lightsabre-bivy/). What I found out about bivvies: *Bivies were...

In GEAR » Standalone bivy?
September 10, 1:02pm

Karrimore 45 weight
I found one site that lists the weight as 1.2kg and a forum post that gives 1.3kg. Another web site gives 1.4kg. http://www.recon-company.com/lightspeed.php/en_recon/karrimor-sabre-45-oliv-1.htm...

In GEAR » whats the weight of a Karrimor Sabre 45 litre
September 10, 12:23pm

Maximized walking/hiking shoe design
Allow me a bit of a rant on this: why isn't there more of an emphasis on ultralight walking/hiking shoes vs. trail runners? It *seems* that the dynamics of a walking stride, multi-day use, ...

In GEAR » Maximized walking/hikinbg shoe design
September 10, 11:34am

Re: The Beautiful Cup
Ditto on Via products. It is still instant, but light years ahead of the rest of the instant products. Real coffee? A #2 Melita cone and filter that sits on top of my insulated mug and the resu...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Beautiful Cup
September 10, 9:27am

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