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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 :)
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Re: Re: Re: Daypack Overnight Challenge
If you are out of water in a situation like this, it may be worthwhile to do a little digging in the creek bed. I've seen mountain streams that run "underground" with plenty of water ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Daypack Overnight Challenge
September 15, 4:47pm

Re: Daypack Overnight Challenge
Well done! This sort of test can be done in the back yard too, allowing you to go inside once you are cold and tired of the test :) Doing it BEFORE you need it is the thing: no poorly timed surpris...

In Post-Trip Reports » Daypack Overnight Challenge
September 15, 2:02pm

Re: Re: "Clueless "experts" at Backpacker"
"When I am alone I have no desire to make a fire or even to have a real meal at night. With friends, if it is allowed and safe...I like it" With islands of wilderness surrounded by civ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Clueless "experts" at Backpacker
September 10, 5:58pm

Re: "Warm when wet"
Wool is better than cotton, but I'll vote for polyester fleece and base layers. The advantage with fleece is when soaked it can be wrung out or even shaken to remove most of the moisture and le...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Warm when wet"
September 10, 5:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Sheath?
Heat the sheath with a heat gun and mold it to suit. Adding a loop of line and a toggle might do the trick too. I wanted a lefty sheath for my Mora Bushcraft and got a universal leather model o...

In GEAR » Ol' Faithful. (Mora Classic no. 2 Review)
September 10, 9:31am

Re: Reading glasses
Like those folders! I add stick-on bifocals to my sunglasses, which isn't real hot for reading at night, but great for map/compass stuff in daylight.

In GEAR » Reading glasses
September 08, 5:40pm

Re: Snow Peak Ti Bowl
Weighing a couple SnowPeak ti bowls on a jewelry scale, I got 1.78 and 1.85 oz. Toughness and utility count as well as weight in my book and these are light 'nuff. You can add a wire bail, or b...

In GEAR » Protecting a fosters can
September 08, 5:23pm

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In Gear Swap » FS: Uniqlo HEATTECH Long Johns, Men's Medium (30-33 waist, 29" inseam), Gray, 4.2oz
September 08, 4:57pm

Re: Down vests for winter trips
I like vests in general-- you get the core heat with lest bulk and weight. I do wear a vest with long sleeve base or mid layer. That allows adding a shell over and the cold sleeve fabric is still o...

In GEAR » Down vests for winter trips
September 08, 4:37pm

Re: Is there a 24oz~ Tupperware-type container that weighs 35grams or less?
My 32oz mayonnaise jar is 52g, so the smaller ones should be pretty close. This one is Kraft brand with a fairly thick lid. My guess is the house brands are lighter.

In GEAR » Is there a 24oz~ Tupperware-type container that weighs 35grams or less?
September 06, 9:39pm

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