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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: Sleeping in tights?
Wear 'em if you got 'em! UL canon law says that you should be wearing everything possible for sleep in order to stretch the range of your sleep system. Properly done, you can carry a lighte...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping in tights?
December 08, 1:45pm

Re: Re: Backpack recommendations for a 12 yo girl...
You might check out the videos on the Tougas family hiking the AT. I couldn't think of a better testing ground for kids and packs. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/be...

In GEAR » Backpack recommendations for a 12 yo girl...
December 06, 5:12pm

Re: 1/8" CCF as pot cozy
I have used my CCF sit pad as a make-do cozy. Better than nothing with a dehydrated dinner bag and no problem with melting, but I never tried it with metal pot. I would expect better performance fr...

In GEAR » 1/8" CCF as pot cozy
December 06, 5:01pm

Re: Comparison of the effects of gravity on various water containers.
I could quite reach the side pocket on my pack and left one halfway down a steep bank on the Baker River. It didn't break--- it just laid there taunting me. My wife wouldn't let me attempt ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Comparison of the effects of gravity on various water containers.
December 06, 4:58pm

Withdrawn: REI Neo Soft Shell, Men's Large PRICE DROP
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In Gear Swap » FS: Men's Jackets: MontBell EX Light Down XL, REI Neo Soft Shell, Large
December 06, 11:12am

SOLD: Men's Jackets: MontBell EX Light Down XL
I got a couple new jackets and I'm trying to follow a one-in-one-out policy, so these jackets can go. SOLD to TAG: MontBell EX Light down jacket: Men's XL size, fits more like a US larg...

In Gear Swap » FS: Men's Jackets: MontBell EX Light Down XL, REI Neo Soft Shell, Large
December 04, 9:48pm

Re: Re: Cabela's Trail Hybrid Primaloft Jacket $35
"Any idea on the clo of PL Black vs Gold?" No idea of the actual numbers. As you can imagine, it feels denser than the high priced stuff. To add to the fray, there is Primaloft Black E...

In Gear Deals » Primaloft deals a Cabelas
December 04, 9:21pm

Cabela's Trail Hybrid Primaloft Jacket $35
I got mine today and it looks like a great bargain. 16oz in size large, fleece panels in the torso and underarm, Lycra bound cuffs, microfleece beard guard on the collar, hem drawstring, zippered h...

In Gear Deals » Primaloft deals a Cabelas
December 04, 8:13pm

Re: Balaclava that allows me to breath while running?
Check out Buffs too-- they can perform as a balaclava, hat, neck gaiter, etc. They come in polyester and wool. There are products aimed at your specific issue to warm and humidify the incoming i...

In GEAR » Balaclava that allows me to breath while running?
December 02, 4:24pm

Re: Affordable Wind Jackets
The real expense in a windshirt is weight. Once you break away from the 3-4 ounce level to slightly heavier examples, there are many less expensive options and it is far easier to find used garment...

In GEAR » Affordable Wind Jackets
December 02, 4:00pm

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