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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: Women with large breasts: what backpack do you use?
My wife likes Osprey packs in general and she is "qualified" in this category. She uses an Ariel 55 for multi-day and a Sirrus 24 for day hikes. This is dangerous ground, so buy from ...

In GEAR » Women with large breasts: what backpack do you use?
October 13, 2:20pm

FS: Got fleece? Men's L & XL
Did a little closet cleaning and came up with these fleece tops: SOLD to John Smith: Cloudveil 1/2 zip top, smooth-faced fleece, much like Power Stretch 64% polyester, 24% nylon and 12% spand...

In Gear Swap » FS: Got fleece? Men's L & XL
October 13, 1:49pm

Re: WTB XXL Down or synthetic vest or jacket
FYI, Costco had some Hawke & Co vests and jackets on hand in the Shoreline, WA store a week ago.

In Gear Swap » WTB XXL Down or synthetic vest or jacket
October 12, 6:05pm

Re: Re: Re: COMPASS!!
Agreed, if you have the tools you have to know how to use them. You can have a box full of tools, but that doesn't make you a mechanic or carpenter. And discretion comes with training and e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another lost hiker story
October 12, 2:52pm

Re: turning back
It wasn't a loop hike-- it is up the mountain and back down. If you can't figure out the direction of the trail and you don't have a good map and/or reliable GPS that concurs with your ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another lost hiker story
October 12, 2:48pm

Re: way to go
Thanks! I'm still continuing to lose a little. I need a whole new set of jeans--- can't keep the old ones up! I'm barely functioning with large size hiking pants and XL's used to be...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » lose w8 now, ask dale how
October 12, 1:05pm

SOLD: Windshirts Men's L & XL PRICE DROP
SOLD Prices lowered in the original post above.

In Gear Swap » FS: Windshirts Men's L & XL
October 12, 12:57pm

Re: Perceived Warmth Experiment
Perceived warmth is a good thing to grasp. I find humidity to have a big effect and of course a little cold wind can hose your layering scheme in a hurry. I find that cold hands and ears can make m...

In GEAR » Perceived Warmth Experiment
October 12, 12:53pm

Re: Re: Another lost hiker story
One thing I find interesting in these stories is the decision making process. When the trail peters out and you don't know where you are going, why not turn around? Likewise, the urge to keep m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another lost hiker story
October 12, 12:29pm

Another lost hiker story
I like the headline on this one: "Rescued hiker’s lesson: Always go prepared" This is a classic lost hiker event with one mistake compounding with others. She had a self-drawn map ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another lost hiker story
October 12, 11:38am

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