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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: Re: Re: why softshells fail in an UL layering system
Weight in a layering system isnt a goal in UL hiking? Clothing systems rank with pack, shelter and sleep systems for weight, msking me refer to the Big 4 rathercthan the Big. Likewise, people h...

In GEAR » Softshell as Windshirt substitute
March 19, 12:00pm

Re: why softshells fail in an UL layering system
Softshells fail in an UL layering system due to weight, lack of insulating performance due to weight, and lack of versatility. A typic softshell weighs as much as a thick down puffy, but doesn&#...

In GEAR » Softshell as Windshirt substitute
March 19, 11:11am

Re: Softshell as Windshirt substitute
Durability is an issue, but not much more than any light shirt. Ineed, think "shirt" rather than "jacket." Windhirts work in an UL layering system because they are very light...

In GEAR » Softshell as Windshirt substitute
March 19, 12:04am

Re: FS: big group charity sale, Arc'Teryx, Garmont, First Ascent, Osprey, Gregory, cannon, Marmot, Cloudveil, Camelback, LaSportiva, Zamberlan, Mountain Hardware
NM, too late!

In Gear Swap » FS: big group charity sale, Arc'Teryx, Garmont, First Ascent, Osprey, Gregory, cannon, Marmot, Cloudveil, Camelback, LaSportiva, Zamberlan, Mountain Hardware
March 18, 9:41am

Re: Primus Micron Lantern $14.98
Great for car/base camping and using up those half-filled canisters.

In Gear Deals » Primus Micron Lantern $14.98
March 18, 9:38am

Re: long rain jackets?
LL Bean: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/63187?page=stowaway-coat-with-gore-tex http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/68420?feat=68165-pprrright (2.5 layer) Don't know the weights and inquiri...

In GEAR » long rain jackets?
March 17, 10:22pm

SOLD: US Army Woobie POncho LIner Blanket
Sold to KK: Wanna buy a woobie? I got one to use for a project and never got around to it. I think this would rock as camp insulation with a head hole sewn in it. Other uses are as an all-purpose b...

In Gear Swap » FS: US Army Woobie POncho LIner Blanket
March 17, 3:15pm

Re: beginner fleece question
Here is the breakdown on the Regulator fabrics from the Patagonia web page at http://www.patagonia.com/us/patagonia.go?assetid=2300 Note that only R4 has a windproof membrane. The rest really ne...

In Make Your Own Gear » beginner fleece question
March 17, 3:04pm

Re: Lightest knife to baton small pieces of wood?
Pick a stainless Mora Allround. That will get your fingers out of the way and the low cost wont make you cry if you break it. I *could* split small stuff with a Vic paring knife, but it would b...

In GEAR » Lightest knife to baton small pieces of wood?
March 16, 10:19pm

Re: Backpack Selection Advice
With the weights you want to carry, I would stay with the pack you have. When switching to ultralight, you want to buy your pack last, not first. That allows working on other expensive items li...

In GEAR » Backpack Selection Advice
March 16, 3:38pm

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