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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: Chrome dome replacement?
Gossamer Gear is handling them: http://gossamergear.com/chrome-umbrella.html

In GEAR » Chrome dome replacement?
April 02, 11:49am

SOLD: No-Name Hammock
Sold to Colin: I have had this no-name hammock for a year with the idea of outfitting it with a proper suspension, but that hasn't happened, so here you go. It is a basic offshore-made &quo...

In Gear Swap » FS: No-Name Hammock
April 01, 10:05am

Re: Hammock advice
The Eno Sub7 is light, but too small for someone 5'10". It might be okay for a day hike nap, but I couldn't sleep in one overnight. The Thermarest looks like a basic offshore made &quo...

In Hammocks » Hammock advice
April 01, 9:51am

Re: So
If you want to wear a fleece while hiking, it needs to be pretty thin. That's where the base layer and windshirt combo works. The strength R1 is that it wicks and breathes, and Cap4 is a lighte...

In GEAR » Patagonia R1 Hoody Question
March 31, 12:54pm

Re: Lost Coast tent pegs/stakes
I use Groundhogs anyway. If it is really loose, you can tie off to buried driftwood, but it's a poor Leave No Trace practice in general for established campsites. Snow stakes work in s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lost Coast tent pegs/stakes
March 31, 11:41am

Re: ultralight packing and dogs
I use a Mountainsmith dog pack and let my standard Aussie carry light loads like food/treats, a little water, poo bags and his Sierra cup. I provide him with a CCF foam pad to sleep on. As with...

In GEAR » ultralight packing and dogs
March 31, 11:24am

Re: Cliff Collapse
Washaway Beach at Cape Shoalwater, Washington is a famous of erosion--- and what messing with Mother Nature can do. http://coastalcare.org/2013/10/washaway-beach-cape-shoalwater/

In Philosophy & Technique » Cliff collapse leaves 1 dead Pt Reyes ... got me thinking about other cliffs
March 31, 9:55am

Re: Cliff collapse leaves 1 dead Pt Reyes ... got me thinking about other cliffs
Landslides are a hazard and deserve caution. It was just a year ago that the landslide at Oso, Washington took out a whole neighborhood. I've driven up and down that road many times. Western...

In Philosophy & Technique » Cliff collapse leaves 1 dead Pt Reyes ... got me thinking about other cliffs
March 29, 11:13pm

Re: Hacking Wool Slacks?
Why not? Going the thrift store route, you can find all kinds of wool slacks. As noted, there are outdoor clothing companies that make wool pants too. Cabela's does make merino wool pants--...

In Multiple Use Gear » Hacking Wool Slacks?
March 28, 2:03pm

Re: painting titanium
Titanium has great strength to weight ratios, but isn't very hard. The highest grade Ti alloys only reach the mid 40's on the Rockwell C hardness scale and Grade 5 alloy is only 36. For com...

In Make Your Own Gear » painting titanium
March 28, 12:16pm

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