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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: Dreaming with my tax return...
The challenges for physicists, artists and hikers are the same: time and space. Buy time, get space! If there is nothing you need, give some away to the the needy and wilderness protection and ...

In GEAR » Dreaming with my tax return...
April 16, 8:35am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Wear a helmet!
And there was the guy I saw riding the wrong way down a one-way street with no helmet and smoking a cigarette. He would make a better organ donor if he didn't smoke! Go down hard and fast on...

In Post-Trip Reports » Wear a helmet!
April 14, 5:11pm

FS: New Carbon Graphite Golf Club Shafts 46" 64g
For sale: While pursuing materials for MYOG trekking poles I found a batch of brand new graphite (carbon fiber) golf shafts and I have more than I can use. I did some research and couldn'...

In Gear Swap » FS: New Carbon Graphite Gold Club Shafts 46" 74g
April 14, 10:36am

Re: Advice on adding wristbands to rain mitts?
I would use velcro with a ladder loop so the strap can double back on itself. OR and others have used that for the wrist adjustment on their mittens.

In Make Your Own Gear » Advice on adding wristbands to rain mitts?
April 14, 9:07am

Re: opps
"....Almost burnt down the kitchen" Imagine that in a silnylon shelter. Crispy hiker! I've had a liquid fuel stove develop a leak while running (I was testing a used/unknown stov...

In GEAR » Liquid Fuel Consumption vs. Canister Fuel Consumption.
April 14, 7:16am

Re: camp/ fishing/ hiking shoes
You might try the BPL search t http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/search? as this has been discussed many times--- not that it isn't a good question. The be...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » camp/ fishing/ hiking shoes
April 13, 6:32pm

Re: Comfort
The issue with a CCF pad is bulk. They are less expensive and relatable. IMHO, they are about the same comfort level as the thinner self inflating pads like the Prolite. The Thermarest Z-rest...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What sleeping mat?
April 13, 9:46am

Re: REI mailer shipping bag
Those shipping bags are very much like the material in a trash compactor bag. I have carried 45 gallon LDPE trash can liners to use for an emergency rain top, half-bivy, pack liner, ground cl...

In Make Your Own Gear » REI mailer shipping bag
April 13, 9:10am

Re: Rain pants
In the Pacific NW, the shoulder seasons and winter can bring long bouts of cold rain, so wearing rain pants as your primary bottom shell can be practical. For warmer weather with a poncho I'...

In GEAR » Are rain pants necessary?
April 13, 8:58am

Re: What sleeping mat?
I like the Thermarest Prolite small for a torso length pad, as much for the compact size as the weight. I do like to take a sit pad, which supplements the length.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What sleeping mat?
April 13, 8:39am

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