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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: Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
We get a rogue black bear in Washington once in a very rare while. Bear cans are required in the National Parks and I always hang my food and smellies. Bear bells are an okay idea and may avoid sow...

In GEAR » Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
May 13, 2:31pm

Re: Beanie - merino vs fleece?
Cap4 for light weight, compact stowing, wicking and breathabilty. I don't cold camp much and I think that is the question. If you're doing high altitude and winter stuff, a heavier but ...

In GEAR » Beanie - merino vs fleece?
May 09, 9:13am

Re: polish
400 grit? Smoothed, yes and you could go 600 grit or even finer, but polished means you should be able to see yourself. There are such Ti spoons and sporks available.

In GEAR » Polish the "bowl" on ti spoon?
May 08, 9:42pm

Re: Polish the "bowl" on ti spoon?
You need a bench style buffing wheel and compound. Easy? If you like standing at the bench for an hour or so. A cheap 6" bench buffer is about $40 and a few dollars more for compound. That and...

In GEAR » Polish the "bowl" on ti spoon?
May 08, 8:27pm

Re: Never buying from REI again
To compare, I bought my son an OR jacket years ago and the zipper broke. The jacket was heavily worn other than that. I got an RA from OR, took it into the company store in Seattle and walked out w...

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 07, 10:22pm

Sold: Smartwool Mid-Weight Long Johns Bottoms, Men's Medium
Sold to Steve Martin: a pair of Smartwool mid-weight 100% Merino wool long john bottoms. Men's medium size, very stretchy, traditional cross-over fly. 7 ounces even on my scale. In good conditi...

In Gear Swap » FS: Smartwool Mid-Weight Long Johns Bottoms, Men's Medium
May 07, 11:40am

Re: The new king of windshirts (by an unlikely candidate)
Looks like a good price too--- $69 and on sale for $55.

In GEAR » The new king of windshirts (by an unlikely candidate)
May 05, 3:55pm

Re: Cooking System Question
I would go with a canister stove and pot(s) to suit the menu. That will heat lots of water quickly and everyone can carry a share of the fuel. You dont need fancy pots--- something like Open Countr...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cooking System Question
May 05, 9:48am

Re: Overbag use?
The foot box is 20" wide and the end panel is 12" tall. A tapered pad would allow even more space. Nothing says that you must put the pad inside the bottom sleeve either.

In GEAR » Big Agnes Kings Canyon Quilt
May 04, 12:51pm

Re: Rain Gear + Insulation Layer advice
Patagonia and Outdoor Research have excellent guarantee policies, so they would be on the top of my list. The manufacturer of your failing jacket might replace it too. On hoods, I would wear yo...

In Gear Lists » Rain Gear + Insulation Layer advice
May 04, 12:43pm

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