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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: logo on back
That is the latest style. The previous style number was 24017.

In Gear Swap » fs Patagonia HOUDINI 2012 version, NEW with Tags
February 17, 9:08am

Re: fs Patagonia HOUDINI 2012 version, NEW with Tags
There is a date in the style number on the tag, like 24014FA2012--- fall of 2012 in this example. The newer, less breathable style has the pocket flap and a one piece back yoke. The later breathabl...

In Gear Swap » fs Patagonia HOUDINI 2012 version, NEW with Tags
February 17, 8:52am

re: Darth Vader?
" what is the Darth Vader test?" Trapping a section of fabric against your mouth and attempting to breathe through it. It's a great way to test fabric breathability in the store, h...

In GEAR » New Zpacks hooded windshirt
February 16, 11:26pm

Re: Apples and apples comparisons
Conditions and the user can make some differences in the effectiveness of these less-than-breathable windshirts. A hike on near level ground in cold dry conditions is a different thing than miles o...

In GEAR » New Zpacks hooded windshirt
February 16, 4:34pm

Re: BPA Again -
But what if we are vaccinated with meds in packaging that has BPA? Does BPA cause measles?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BPA Again -
February 16, 2:23pm

PIF CLAIMED: Lands End Polartec Aircore Fleece LS Crew Neck Top, Men's Large, Blue
Pay if Forward claimed by Ben Wortman: Lands End Polartec Aircore Fleece Long sleeve crew neck top. Men's large, measuring 25" across the armpits, 27" back length, 36" from the ...

In Gear Swap » PIF: Lands End Polartec Aircore Fleece LS Crew Neck Top, Men's Large, Blue
February 16, 12:29pm

Re: wicking
Wicking is a contact thing--- think of a lamp wick. The idea is to get the moisture away from your skin and continue to move it out through your BREATHABLE shell. That's where a little airflow ...

In GEAR » New Zpacks hooded windshirt
February 16, 12:09pm

Re: Need some advice on gloves and mitts.
Hunter's style gloves or mittens with tops that fold back are good for photography. I have some 300w fleece mittens with shells that are good. In the old days when cameras were made of metal, I...

In GEAR » Need some advice on gloves and mitts.
February 16, 10:03am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Windshirt Experts
Vapor barrier clothing is used to keep sweat from migrating into lofted insulation and freezing there. That only happens in very cold temperatures. If you are wearinga base layer and wind shell...

In GEAR » New Zpacks hooded windshirt
February 16, 9:45am

Re: Windshirt Experts
"What would you all recommend if not the Zpacks?" An older Houdini, but the Squamish is an excellent choice. Weight is meaningless if it doesn't work. It is a dangerous path to add...

In GEAR » New Zpacks hooded windshirt
February 15, 11:31pm

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