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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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All Forum Posts by Dale Wambaugh

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Re: Thoughts on new REI EVRGRN line, catalogs, offers and light polluting tents...
"If you build it they will come" turns into "if you build a giant retail machine, it must be fed." The useless gadget side of the outdoor industry is shameful. Most of that ...

In GEAR » Thoughts on new REI EVRGRN line, catalogs, offers and light polluting tents...
June 23, 1:56pm

Re: Camping too close for comfort
Channeling BG: TOO close... That's why I like my hammock--- I can take the meanest campsite and still be comfortable. Stealthish camping up on the side of a steep hill with a killer view is...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Camping to close for comfort
June 23, 1:35pm

PIF ALL CLAIMED: Mountain Hardwear Beanies, L/XL
Pay it forward, ALL CLAIMED: a couple more outfalls from my epic yard sale :) Lets spread out the joy, so just one PIF per person. #1 CLAIMED BY NATE: Mountain Hardwear Dome Perignon. Polartec F...

In Gear Swap » PIF: Mountain Hardwear Beanies, L/XL
June 23, 12:54pm

PIF CLAIMED: REI 16oz Stainless Steel Thermos
Pay it forward claimed by Mike Schwartz: a 16oz REI stainless steel thermos. Pre-dented design will save you the feelings of remorse the first time you drop it :) Clean inside and works great....

In Gear Swap » PIF: REI 16oz Stainless Steel Thermos
June 23, 12:22pm

Re: !!
It is "vintage" for sure. I picked it up at a thrift store and never used it. If not a collector's piece, it begs to have that handle trimmed or rolled over at the end.

In Gear Swap » PIF: 7" aluminum frypan 3oz
June 23, 10:41am

PIF CLAIMED: 7" aluminum frypan 3oz
Pay it forward claimed by Aaron: Here's a little cleanup from my yard sale this weekend: a plain aluminum frypan, weighing 3.0oz, about 7" across the top, 5.5" across the bottom, ...

In Gear Swap » PIF: 7" aluminum frypan 3oz
June 22, 11:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Vivobarefoot Ultra II...weight please
"Only problem is mine weigh 14.16 oz for the pair! I'm pretty bummed about this since Dale reported his Ultras (minus sock and tongue) were only 4oz in size 45. The tongue is easily remove...

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 22, 11:44pm

Re: Re: update: not heat resistant enough
"...looks like melted vinyl to me..." +1 on that. Silicone kind of "bakes". I vote for a bandana. It is {{{{{hot}}}}} right there. Regarding installing the tubing, a bike ...

In GEAR » Silicone Tubing for Pot handles
June 22, 10:37pm

Re: Pack Lids as fanny packs
Given the size of the lid, I would make a shoulder strap for it and just wear it cross-body like a messenger bag/haversack. In fact, I would rather wear a small shoulder bag than a small pack. ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Pack Lids as fanny packs
June 22, 2:13pm

Re: poles and hubs and plastic fittings, OH MY!
Those skinny little aluminum poles, hubs and plastic parts are the weak points and hard to replace or repair in town, let alone 20 miles in. If you lose or break a straight pole, Mother Nature has ...

In GEAR » Shelter/Tarp vs. Free Standing Tent: HMG Echo / Yama Cirriform vs. Big Agnes Flycreek UL
June 22, 1:58pm

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