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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: good finds!
These came from Savers/Value Village, the other big thrift store chain in the area. You need big cities to get a good selection. I've been through a lot of small town thrift stores and ther...

In Make Your Own Gear » 6.6 ounce, $1.075 trekking pole
March 25, 12:28pm

Re: cross country ski poles
I cut down an aluminum cross country ski pole to 120cm (finished length, removed the basket and ended up with a 6.4oz pole with a steel tip and a nice handle. I'll be keeping my eye out for car...

In Make Your Own Gear » 6.6 ounce, $1.075 trekking pole
March 25, 11:41am

Re: risks
I've always thought I was in more danger on the way to the trailhead than off the pavement. City life is fraught with dangers! Odd, but we will stand on a street corner with an 80,000 pound bus...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
March 25, 11:17am

Re: No-frills, sub 10oz summer backpacking pants?
I have the Gramicci Quick Dry version of those pants. They are about as simple as it gets--- like wearing pajamas. Ex Officio makes a bunch of light pants and several models without all the car...

In GEAR » No-frills, sub 10oz summer backpacking pants?
March 25, 11:04am

Re: Hanging a backpack for storage
I have a large screw in an exposed joist in my workshop ceiling. I took a length of line and tied a series of overhand loops in it and hung it from the screw. My packs hand from the loops with cara...

In GEAR » Hanging a backpack for storage
March 25, 12:59am

SOLD: Mountain Hardwear Hilo Tarpaulin Messenger Bag
SOLD: I had a couple people ask about messenger bags and I have this one to offer. It is a Mountain Hardwear Hilo model made with tarpaulin style fabric with a good feature set. It will handle a 15...

In Gear Swap » FS: Mountain Hardwear Hilo Tarpaulin Messenger Bag
March 24, 5:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: condensation temp v.s. freezing temp
I would start leaning to a vapor barrier liner at less than 10f. The ambient humidity would be low at that temp anyway. The other confounding variables would be the mass and metabolism of the u...

In GEAR » Pushing the Dew point out of a down bag using a synthetic overquilt.
March 24, 3:47pm

Re: Re: rain or wind
I would take an umbrella to Hawaii and get the sun shade advantage. A poncho would be good too. I've been through some Maui drenchers: warm, short-lived, at least on the dry side and switch...

In GEAR » 2013 Spring Patagonia Houdini Pants / Jacket
March 24, 2:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: so can Houdini sub for a rain jacket?
So all your travel and layering plans ( read personal safety ) are based on avoiding packing 7 ounces of rain gear? That doesn't make sense to me.

In GEAR » 2013 Spring Patagonia Houdini Pants / Jacket
March 24, 1:39pm

Re: Re: so can Houdini sub for a rain jacket?
How and when will you dry those wet layers? The ones that are now cold and wet once you stopped moving? Have you ever been hiking in 40f wet weather for several days? Your layering scheme is a clas...

In GEAR » 2013 Spring Patagonia Houdini Pants / Jacket
March 24, 1:19pm

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