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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: Sarah, one more for your list, manpris
Brett said "The male version of capris. I just dont get it; unless you are climbing at the crag and want to see your feet...." They were developed for post-Katrina New Orleans, along w...

March 02, 7:54am

Re: Re: Einstein, the pen?

In GEAR » Ultralight knives and multi tools?
March 02, 7:36am

Prostrate to the altar of want
Grasshopper, Wisdom is knowing the difference between what you want and what you need. :) I've talked about my concept of hypermaterialism before. The idea is that each item we choose to ...

March 01, 11:31pm

Re: Wind Shirt vs. Softshell
I think soft shells are great for day hikes or skiing-- single purpose or short term events where you have a reasonable expectation of the weather. They are great for commuting and they look good t...

In GEAR » Wind Shirt vs. Softshell
March 01, 7:00pm

Re: Re: Paracord survival bracelet
I really don't like stuff around my neck that won't break easily, but a belt would work just fine. I just made a 10" grab handle for a messenger bag using the same knots and snap swive...

In Make Your Own Gear » Paracord survival bracelet
March 01, 6:33pm

Re: Benchmade Knife Company
Matthew Smedley (BenchmadePR) said: "I am the Public Relations person for Benchmade Knife Company. As a backpacker myself I stumbled upon this forum and wanted to throw in my two cents.&quo...

In GEAR » Ultralight knives and multi tools?
March 01, 11:39am

Re: Re: Tyvek Tarp
You can buy the lighter, more flexible, and quieter version of Tyvek from kite parts suppliers. You can save a lot of freight if you tell them they can fold it. Kite makers want it wrinkle-free and...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tyvek Tarp
February 28, 11:34am

Re: What are your "Big 4" items?
Yup, my shelter moved down the list, but not off the Big 4, unless we include trekking poles. I include some hardware with the shelter-- it is useless without groundcloth and stakes. Shoes: Vas...

In GEAR » What are your "Big 4" items?
February 28, 11:03am

Re: Tyvek Tarp
It will make a great ground cloth. I would be more worried about the tie-down areas ripping in windy conditions than twigs falling on it. As Sam said, it is noisy stuff.

In Make Your Own Gear » Tyvek Tarp
February 28, 9:42am

Re: Buck minitool
John Shannon wrote: "....Wayne mentions a fatality and what could be done. It seems a sharp knife in a water emergency could be dangerous just as with kayaking. I think EMT shears are under...

In GEAR » Ultralight knives and multi tools?
February 28, 8:57am

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