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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: Re: Groundsheets
INHO, ground sheets are sacrificial and polycryo is a good option. At least it gives some chance of stretching over rocks and roots. The whole idea of using cuben for a ground sheet AND a ponch...

In GEAR » Cuben Groundsheet - Pinholes
July 20, 11:14am

Exped Summit Lite 25 Backpack update
I added a bungee cord array for a 6g gain and took if for an urban foray today. This will make an excellent travel day pack. It carries well on one shoulder too. I've been using a Nalgene Oasis...

In GEAR » Exped Summit Lite 25 Backpack: Golite Ion Replacement?
July 19, 11:35pm

SOLD: Small UL Essentials: fire, cutting, signal, lighting compass PRICE DROP
Now just $12.50 for this fine assortment of gear :)

In Gear Swap » FS: Small UL Essentials: fire, cutting, signal, lighting compass
July 18, 10:56am

SOLD: Eddie Bauer Polartec 200W Fleece Vest, Men's Large, Green, PRICE DROP
SOLD Now just $8.50 for this fine insulating garment, including US shipping and PayPal fees.

In Gear Swap » FS: Eddie Bauer Polartec 200W Fleece Vest, Men's Large, Green, CHEAP :)
July 18, 10:55am

Re: Minibulldesigns Sawyer Mini Adapter
I bought a similar sized syringe with a tapered tip and use a short piece of the straw hose to connect it. Sawyer cautions about using a backflush option with sufficient flow so that channels aren&...

In GEAR » Minibulldesigns Sawyer Mini Adapter
July 17, 8:48am

Re: Testing burners v.s. testing systems
+1 on testing as a system. Pot size and windscreen design make a big difference. Matching pot to flame pattern, etc. IMHO, having a reasonable pot size for the heat source is very important. Trying...

In GEAR » Esbit burner testing
July 16, 12:44pm

Re: Long Range Traverse - Newfoundland, Canada
Gear list critique: GSI backpacker cook kit, 2L pot Do you need a pot this big? No need to double up with your buddy. Baltoro, 75L Big and heavy, but replace it last, after you have ligh...

In Gear Lists » Long Range Traverse - Newfoundland, Canada
July 16, 12:25pm

Re: Trangia pot handle changes
"Maybe the new curled configuration cures that?" More a straight bend than a curl, but yeah, it doesn't dig into the side of the pot at all. I had tried more traditional alumin...

In GEAR » Snowpeak Ti Bowl + Trangia 28T Pot Handle
July 16, 10:13am

Snowpeak Ti Bowl + Trangia 28T Pot Handle
I got a Trangia 28T alcohol stove/pot kit the other day and the light bulb went on. I got out a Snowpeak titanium bowl and the handle form the 28T fits perfectly. The handle weighs 0.6oz and the bo...

In GEAR » Snowpeak Ti Bowl + Trangia 28T Pot Handle
July 16, 12:17am

Re: Water bottle holder
Nalgene, Platypus, Ultimate Direction, Eagle Creek and others have made water bottle holsters that could be slipped over the belt. What is the height of the belt where you want the holster to fit? ...

In GEAR » Water bottle holder
July 15, 10:00pm

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