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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: something odd
Flakier than the loading dock at Kellogs. If he can't post ac photo with a recent newspaper, run!

March 28, 9:29pm

Re: frogg togg poncho?
The Driducks poncho isn't designed for backpacking--- it has no rear extension. Breathable fabric is unecessary with a poncho. You might as well have silnylon and get the durability and she...

In GEAR » Rain Protection
March 28, 7:15pm

Re: poncho ventilation
"doesn't cinching the poncho tight like that kinda defeat the ventilation advantage?" There is still a lot of opening, but yeah, the more you batten it down the more moist air you ...

In GEAR » Rain Protection
March 28, 2:14pm

Re: Rain Protection
Speaking of rain protection, I ran across a biking rain jacket with some interesting features. It is a Louis Garneau Clean Imper jacket, made of EVA plastic with a full length Velcro front opening ...

In GEAR » Rain Protection
March 28, 2:00pm

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

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