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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: Re: Rain Protection
"I found that sweat from my body condensed on the inside of jacket, above the pack." Could have been plain condensation hitting the cool fabric too. When you're wearing you Gore-Te...

In GEAR » Rain Protection
March 28, 1:38pm

Re: Belt?
You bet. You can overlap/tuck in the sides and draw the back panel up under your pack. If you use light cord, you can hook it over the top of your pack waist belt buckle (through the fabric) which ...

In GEAR » Rain Protection
March 28, 9:57am

Re: Sierra Designs All Season Windjacket -- thoughts?
Typical CFM specs for a windshirt and it won't replace your rain shell, so you have a heavy windshirt with more abrasion resistance and very stretchy. I find soft shell jackets to be cold f...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs All Season Windjacket -- thoughts?
March 28, 9:49am

Re: bivy for spinnshelter
I wrested with this question when looking at bug protection for my Gatewood Cape. A bivy isn't needed, but bug protection is welcome in season. The Serenity net tent for the Gatewood is 8o...

In GEAR » bivy for spinnshelter
March 28, 9:04am

Herb, does the pack have tags? Can you supply photos?

March 28, 8:42am

Re: Rain Protection
"Has anyone with the jacket/ pack cover combo ever get water down between your back and the pack/ straps?" Yeah! I generally consider pack covers as useless and do the trash compactor ...

In GEAR » Rain Protection
March 27, 5:28pm

Ikea UL Blue Poly Zippered Duffel Bag $2.99
Wandering through Ikea this morning and found this blue poly zippered duffel bag for just $2.99. 6.6oz (185g) and 28" x 13.5" x 10". It is designed to hang on one of their rolling...

In Gear Deals » Ikea UL Blue Poly Zippered Duffel Bag $2.99
March 27, 5:02pm

Re: windows xp replacement ?
The new laptops are so cheap that there's little escape. You will get speed and 100% Microsoft compatibility. If you are just surfing, then a Google device might do the trick, or an iPad. ...

In On the Web » windows xp replacement ?
March 27, 4:04pm

Re: cleaver
Like I said, small axes have been used by hunters for field butchering game for millennia. They might be a little less handy at the table. I have a scary sharp cleaver for such things in the ki...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gränsfors-Bruks Mini Hatchet Review
March 27, 8:49am

Re: axe head profiles
"Any thoughts on Wetterlings "Buddy" or Wilderness hatachets for cutting wood for cooking fire?" Other than steel quaility, axe head profiles vary to suit cutting, chopping, ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gränsfors-Bruks Mini Hatchet Review
March 26, 7:01pm

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