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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: weight is weight is weight
1) your heart and muscles can't tell the difference 2) you need to load your gear properly or get a better pack Weigh is weigh and it takes the same calories to move it a meter up hill re...

In GEAR » Advice for a hardshell for early spring and late fall.
April 18, 4:44pm

Re: bigger tent for northern climes
I would get a 2 person tent that still works for snowy conditions like a mid. A tunnel style tent would be even better, but the weight will go up. I think the mid will give you maximum use for your...

In GEAR » Finally! Wife wants to come with me on longer section hikes. Need a bigger tent. Recommendations please!
April 17, 9:19am

Re: Ehy do I even bother to look at this page?
To the OP: That's a glass-is-half-empty statement for sure. It's as easy to start a meaningful discussion as it is to complain about the lack of them! I'll start one: Which kno...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ehy do I even bother to look at this page?
April 17, 7:55am

Re: The REAL america
"I'm in Texas now...." Ewww! :)

In GEAR » Dreaming with my tax return...
April 16, 3:10pm

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

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