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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: Big Agnes Kings Canyon Quilt
It weighs 17oz on my scale with the stuff sack and shock cord, so BA is on the mark. Yeah, it is big and can tuck under as much as you like. It is long too, so I can pull it over my head. There are...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Kings Canyon Quilt
April 30, 8:53pm

Big Agnes Kings Canyon Quilt
I have 32f and 20f sleeping bags, but I wanted a light quilt for warm summer hikes and hammocking. I'd love to throw down a fee hundred bucks on a SUL quilt, but that's not in my budget. I ...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Kings Canyon Quilt
April 30, 8:15pm

Re: Hot Weather Pants
Ex Officio makes two vented models: http://www.exofficio.com/products/details/mens-ventr-pant http://www.exofficio.com/products/details/mens-bugsaway-sandfly-pant

In GEAR » Hot Weather Pants
April 29, 9:17am

Re: Thanks!
I see you are in the PNW. The Washington state AG and Insurance Commissioner are pit bulls. If your insurance company is flaky, file a complaint. Usually, just the mention of doing so is effective.

In Gear Swap » WTB! all my gear was stolen, looking for replacements
April 28, 6:23pm

Re: New advice on a good car camping stove for one
If you are going to use a single burner, you might as well use a hiking canister stove. We use a 2-burner propane camp stove for car camping. They all work and I would just pick one that has the fe...

In GEAR » New advice on a good car camping stove for one
April 27, 7:33pm

Re: Lugging around a big DSLR
Ive been through many variations on the theme over 40 years of hauling cameras up to 4x5. It simply comes down to how bad you want the high quality photograph: the weight, the bulk, time spent sett...

In Photography » Lugging around a big DSLR
April 24, 8:33am

Re: packing stakes
I found a light pencil case that works. I too use tyvek, but wrap them in a square with a rbber band. The tyvek can be used for a doormat or dressing "placemat" to keep feet ans socks clean.

In GEAR » packing stakes
April 23, 11:16pm

Re: Granite Falls, WA
Looking at your heath care map, I would check out Kisap County. That leaves you on the doorstep of the Olympics and you can walk on a ferry and get off in downtown Seattle and a short cab ride or w...

In Chaff » Granite Falls, WA
April 23, 8:59am

Re: Pepperidge Farm wafer cans as pots?
Always worth a look. I would consider interior coating and rusting with use as well as seam leaks. If I was in survival mode, I would be delighted to find one.

In Make Your Own Gear » Pepperidge Farm wafer cans as pots?
April 23, 8:42am

Re: Re: public transport to Cascade Locks?
A fun place to stay in Portland is http://www.mcmenamins.com/KennedySchool (budget aside)

In Pre-Trip Planning » public transport to Cascade Locks?
April 22, 3:17pm

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