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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: Lugging around a big DSLR
Ive been through many variations on the theme over 40 years of hauling cameras up to 4x5. It simply comes down to how bad you want the high quality photograph: the weight, the bulk, time spent sett...

In Photography » Lugging around a big DSLR
April 24, 8:33am

Re: packing stakes
I found a light pencil case that works. I too use tyvek, but wrap them in a square with a rbber band. The tyvek can be used for a doormat or dressing "placemat" to keep feet ans socks clean.

In GEAR » packing stakes
April 23, 11:16pm

Re: Granite Falls, WA
Looking at your heath care map, I would check out Kisap County. That leaves you on the doorstep of the Olympics and you can walk on a ferry and get off in downtown Seattle and a short cab ride or w...

In Chaff » Granite Falls, WA
April 23, 8:59am

Re: Pepperidge Farm wafer cans as pots?
Always worth a look. I would consider interior coating and rusting with use as well as seam leaks. If I was in survival mode, I would be delighted to find one.

In Make Your Own Gear » Pepperidge Farm wafer cans as pots?
April 23, 8:42am

Re: Re: public transport to Cascade Locks?
A fun place to stay in Portland is http://www.mcmenamins.com/KennedySchool (budget aside)

In Pre-Trip Planning » public transport to Cascade Locks?
April 22, 3:17pm

Re: Not nearly STUPID enough! Sub 1oz Pack?
Make a string style pack using Cuben cloth and Spectra cord, grosgrain ribbon etc. A Cuben haversack/messenger bag has crossed my mind---just one strap and a bottle could be carried on the strap. ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Not nearly STUPID enough! Sub 1oz Pack?
April 22, 3:11pm

Re: public transport to Cascade Locks?
Check this out: http://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Public_Transportation I'm planning on going on as many "hybrid" trips as possible this year using mass transit, bike and hik...

In Pre-Trip Planning » public transport to Cascade Locks?
April 21, 3:24pm

SOLD: 2011 Patagonia Houdini Windshirt Women's XS, Light Blue
Sold to John Z: a 2011 Patagonia Houdini windshirt. It is a women's XS size, measuring 18" across the armpits, 25" from the base of the hood to the tail and 33" from the center o...

In Gear Swap » FS: 2011 Patagonia Houdini Windshirt Women's XS, Light Blue
April 20, 6:53pm

Re: Re: Is a bucket/basin worthwhile
+1 on the milk jug bottom. Very multi-use and recyled and can be recyled after. Its pretty easy to fill it with odds and ends so it doesnt take space in your pack. The 1/2 gallon size fits around a...

In GEAR » Is a bucket/basin worthwhile for personal hygiene on trips more than a couple of days?
April 19, 11:13am

Re: Ultralight Sleeping Bag Compression Stuff Sack
I use a Granite Gear Air compression sack if I must when volume is an issue. I like the Sea to Summit roll-top stuff sack for less compression and I do use a trash compactor bag for a pack liner.

In GEAR » Ultralight Sleeping Bag Compression Stuff Sack
April 18, 10:09am

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