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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: Not really
No free lunch! But I wouldn't be wearing one on the trail unless it was REALLY cold and I was on the flat or more likely downhill. At 45F I would be a sweaty mess hauling uphill with that fleec...

In GEAR » Hooded fleece similar to R2/MonkeyMan/?
November 16, 3:18pm

Re: Probably more insulation
No shell is going to provide insulation. A shell is a wind resistant or windproof barrier that will slow convection heat losses from cold wind passing over your body. Insulation slows the internal ...

In GEAR » Eric203 PM about Epic Windshirts
November 16, 1:50pm

Re: Patagonia Down Sweater Question
Patagonia has a "style" number on the label that can be Googled to get the model/specs. Of course it doesn't guarantee authenticity. I've seen lots of Mountain Hardwear and North ...

In GEAR » Patagonia Down Sweater Question
November 16, 1:16pm

Re: Hooded fleece similar to R2/MonkeyMan/?
Mountain Hardwear has used a couple different high loft fleece fabrics and thrown the Monkey Man name on them. The gridded fleece still has the long fibers, but is also gridded. It's not li...

In GEAR » Hooded fleece similar to R2/MonkeyMan/?
November 16, 1:02pm

Re: The Spork is DEAD
The iSpoon has a camera with sound and comes with a white and silver belt sheath :)

In GEAR » The Spork is DEAD
November 15, 6:11pm

Re: Combo Trail/Rain Pants
Showers Pass makes zip-off pants for biking. $150 retail. No idea on the weight. Nice idea, but.... I could see wearing full sid...

In GEAR » Combo Trail/Rain Pants
November 14, 1:11pm

Re: Picture of your complete kitchen set up
The mix is highly variable, depending on the length of the trip, number of people and the menu. For solo minimalist overnights, a 400ml ti mug, esbit wing stove and a folding ti spoon suffice. With...

In GEAR » Picture of your complete kitchen set up
November 14, 10:45am

Re: Lightest water resistant gloves?
Dishwashing gloves, but they get sweaty. The OR Versaliner gloves have a light liner with a very light waterproof shell. Pretty much the go-to UL rain glove, IMHO. http://www.outdoorresearc...

In GEAR » Lightest water resistant gloves?
November 14, 10:25am

Re: What are these little containers called?
Small screw top containers are easier to find. If there is a local store that carries "essential oils," they will proably have a bunch of small containers too.

In GEAR » What are these little containers called?
November 14, 9:43am

Re: Rethinking my winter midlayers
If you are wearing it while active, I think Power Dry/R1 gridded fleece is better. I carry one for cold weather mid layer and warm summer insulation layer. Perfect with wind and rain shell and can ...

In GEAR » Rethinking my winter midlayers
November 14, 9:35am

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