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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 :)
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Re: Lands End mittens
The Lands End mittens are good quality, but 100w fleece wont last long with poles. They might be okay with a shell. They are light and a bargain at $5.

In GEAR » does anyone make 100 weight mittens?
April 12, 9:33am

Re: Re: priice
The pack was at the Second Ascent store, which is one of just two independent/privately owned hiking supply stores in the entire city of Seattle--- Pro Mountain Sports being the other. I didnt ment...

In GEAR » Exped Summit Lite 25 Backpack: Golite Ion Replacement?
April 12, 9:20am

Re: mylar for tarp
If the mylar has the slightest nick, it will tear on the dotted line. A space blanket can be used to waterproof a brush shelter, but that is a make-do emergency improvisation rather than a delibera...

In Make Your Own Gear » mylar for tarp
April 11, 8:40pm

Re: re: Open-Ended Solo Trip in Washington State
There are a bunch of historical-oriented hikers in Washington. Check out the forums at The Mountaineers have a number of historical books on Stevens Pass (SR2) and Snoqualmie Pass (I-...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Open-Ended Solo Trip in Washington State
April 10, 3:11pm

Re: Re: Peak UL / Komperdell poles
I put the end of the tip in a vise, apply heat and twist/pull the shaft out. It usually isn't too difficult.

In GEAR » Peak UL / Komperdell poles
April 10, 2:59pm

Re: Re: A second act?
"Would Ray Jardine play the old timer, never-say-die head coach?" Clint Eastwood would be great. He could talk to his tarp......

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GoLite news
April 09, 9:27pm

SOLD: Military ECWCS Gen III L2 Power Dry Gridded Fleece (like R1) Top, Medium/Regular (fits like civilian large)
SOLD to Gary: I got a deal on an R1 hoodie, so in my one-in-one-out policy, this one can go. It is a military size Medium /Regular and measures 22" across the armpits (unstretched), 29" b...

In Gear Swap » FS: Military ECWCS Gen III L2 Power Dry Gridded Fleece (like R1) Top, Medium/Regular (fits like civilian large)
April 09, 11:13am

Re: Pack-a-pack
As I've headed into bikepacking, I have seen the same phenomenon and of course UL hiking techniques transfer directly to bike travel. I've seen many photos of stuff piled on like a grocery ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » the opposite of ultralight
April 09, 10:55am

PIF claimed: Sierra Designs Windshirt, Small, 3.8oz!
Pay it forward claimed by Jonathan I am offering this Sierra Designs windshirt. It is size small, measuring 22-3/4" across the armpits, 26" from the base of the hood to the tail and ...

In Gear Swap » PIF: Sierra Designs Windshirt, Small, 3.8oz!
April 08, 3:54pm

Re: No Golite Need an umbrella
Gossamer Gear, Campmor and others carry the Birdiepal Swing Liteflex Trekking Umbrella:

In GEAR » No Golite Need an umbrella
April 08, 3:13pm

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