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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: hot dogs
Hot dogs are already cooked. Sausages vary, but most need some level of refrigeration. Dried/cured sausage is another species. I could see keeping a well wrapped steak on ice until the last min...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Taking fresh meats on hikes - how long does it last?
March 09, 2:57pm

Re: Showing an Afghan vet my UL gear today
"Any suggestions other than getting him to sign up to REI AND BPL?" That pairing sounds conflicted ;) I seems you have sowed the seeds by showing him some gear. +1 on a book if he&#...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Showing an Afghan vet my UL gear today
March 09, 2:41pm

PIF: Women's Large Nike Dri -Fit Long Sleeve Tee
Pay If forward: a Nike long sleeve Dri-Fit polyester tee. Women's large measuring 20.5' across the armpits, 26.5' back length, 33" from the center of the neck to the cuff and weigh...

In Gear Swap » PIF: Women's Large Nike Dri -Fit Long Sleeve Tee
March 08, 5:43pm

Re: How do I waterproofing a tent
IMHO, it's a loosing battle-- take it back. If the fly smells bad or the coating on the inside of the fly is sticky or cloudy, get rid of it. If not, it may be that the fly was never seam seal...

In Make Your Own Gear » How do I waterproofing a tent
March 08, 5:28pm

Re: Growing feet. At 40?
Yup. In my early 20's I wore 9's. Now at 60, it is 11's. Found a deal on 10.5 Keens yesterday and I was like one of Cinderella's stepsisters. THEY HAVE TO FIT!!!!

In GEAR » Growing feet. At 40?
March 07, 10:07am

Re: Spork vs spoon
My favorite is a ti folding spoon. It fits in a 450ml mug with an esbit wing stove. Chopsticks take care of many fork functions like long noodles and might even pass for tinder in a pinch. We still...

In GEAR » Spork vs spoon
March 07, 10:02am

Re: Vented drink tubing?
I tried the SmarTube and it is okay. It does allow you to use alternative bottles rather than bladders and leave the bottle in a side pocket rather than wrestling bladders in and out of your pack. ...

In GEAR » Vented drink tubing?
March 06, 4:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Confession
Yeah, we drink a different flavor of Kool Aid in these parts.

In GEAR » knife vs saw vs hatchet vs axe!
March 06, 11:11am

Re: Y-stakes vs. V-stakes?
Y stakes are stronger and MSR Groundhogs rule. Indeed, V stakes stack nicely and might be a consideration if you have one of those "free standing" tents that gobbles up a dozen stakes for...

In GEAR » Y-stakes vs. V-stakes?
March 05, 5:53pm

Re: Morning Dew - Cuben Tarp
Dew and condensation are the same thing, be it from your breath or the surrounding air. The air can only support so much moisture at a give temperature and when your shelter fabric falls below that...

In GEAR » Morning Dew - Cuben Tarp
March 05, 1:14pm

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