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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: Re: Lightest pack with a stay?
What Dave said. 30 pounds easy; 40 pounds is crossing the lines of physics. A Gossamer Gear Mariposa comes close at 35 pounds recommended max. Water and food the issue?

In GEAR » Lightest pack with a stay?
February 28, 10:16am

FS: Trangia 28T pot and lid
For sale: a clean aluminum pot and lid from the Trangia 28T kit. * Pot weighs 3.2oz, holds about 750ml brimming full * Lid weighs 2.6oz, has non-stick interior to double as a frypan * Roughly...

In Gear Swap » FS: Trangia 28T pot and lid
February 26, 12:42pm

Re: therm-a-rest z lite sol sleeping pad
IMHO, everyone should have some sort of ccf pad in the gear locker. They are tough and cheap and can be combined with another pad for winter trips. In other words, buy both as you find the deals. ...

In GEAR » therm-a-rest z lite sol sleeping pad
February 26, 9:41am

SOLD: Men's XL Polartec Power Dry (like Cap 3) 1/4 zip long sleeve top by Guy Cotten
Sold to BW: a Guy Cotten brand Polartec Power Dry long sleeve 1/4 zip top. Guy Cotten is a marine/fishing oriented brand. This is much like a Patagonia Capilene and weighs 10.4 oz (I have a Cap3 to...

In Gear Swap » FS: Men's XL Polartec Power Dry (like Cap 3) 1/4 zip long sleeve top by Guy Cotten
February 25, 2:06pm

Re: Good lightweight ~3 oz down fill weight hoodless jackets?
Take a look at the new Uniqlo water resistant down jackets. I think they are a screaming bargain and their sale prices are super cheap. I picked one up at Goodwill and I'm very pleased with it....

In GEAR » Good lightweight ~3 oz down fill weight hoodless jackets?
February 25, 1:54pm

Re: Help with titanium pots
With a group, a canister stove and a large aluminum pot will help keep up with hot water demands and leave the option of cooking a large single pot meal. With meals, hot drinks and washing, hot wat...

In GEAR » Help with titanium pots
February 24, 11:50am

Re: Ditching fleece for high Sierra conditions
If you are worried about a sloppy base layer, why not carry a spare silkweight top to wear with your down and sleep, giving your "active" top a chance to dry, or even washed and dried. Th...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ditching fleece for high Sierra conditions
February 24, 11:23am

Re: Stupid light
Skurka did coin the term stupid light which I think is an excellent concept to grasp when evolving an ultralight kit. He has since expressed regrets with the "stupid" connotation. The gis...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 24, 11:17am

Re: hero worship
"I'm tired of all this hero worship." Worship? I'm jealous of those who can manage to get paid to hike! Like being a giggilo with a choice of "views." 😁

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 23, 8:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Thoughts
Interesting responses. If there were job opportunities to design hiking gear announced here, I'm sure the reaction would be something on the order of an early 19th Century buffalo stampede ...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 23, 6:50pm

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