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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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SOLD: US Army Woobie POncho LIner Blanket
Sold to KK: Wanna buy a woobie? I got one to use for a project and never got around to it. I think this would rock as camp insulation with a head hole sewn in it. Other uses are as an all-purpose b...

In Gear Swap » FS: US Army Woobie POncho LIner Blanket
March 17, 3:15pm

Re: beginner fleece question
Here is the breakdown on the Regulator fabrics from the Patagonia web page at http://www.patagonia.com/us/patagonia.go?assetid=2300 Note that only R4 has a windproof membrane. The rest really ne...

In Make Your Own Gear » beginner fleece question
March 17, 3:04pm

Re: Lightest knife to baton small pieces of wood?
Pick a stainless Mora Allround. That will get your fingers out of the way and the low cost wont make you cry if you break it. I *could* split small stuff with a Vic paring knife, but it would b...

In GEAR » Lightest knife to baton small pieces of wood?
March 16, 10:19pm

Re: Backpack Selection Advice
With the weights you want to carry, I would stay with the pack you have. When switching to ultralight, you want to buy your pack last, not first. That allows working on other expensive items li...

In GEAR » Backpack Selection Advice
March 16, 3:38pm

Re: cup to nest in SP 700
My insulated cup herd: Innate Doppio double-wall stainless "tumbler," 6 fluid oz, 3.8oz weight, 2-3/4" x 3-7/8" Innate Doppio double-wall stainless "tumbler,", 8...

In GEAR » cup to nest in SP 700
March 16, 11:49am

Re: nice chemistry trick; probably not to everyone's taste...
Aye, Laddie, there are legions of old Scots turning in their graves. An abomination to the whole purpose of having a wee dram as the sun sets :)

In On the Web » Palcohol approved by TTB
March 14, 4:32pm

Re: UL battery/power pack for camera
Spare batteries are the easiest way to go, IMHO. I have a USB battery pack that charges my iPhone 2+ times, but it evidently doesn't have the current to charge my Kindle Fire HD in any reas...

In GEAR » UL battery/power pack for camera
March 14, 4:14pm

Re: Ray Jardine and reality
Jardine is an iconoclast who dared to think outside the box and codify UL technique. He wasn't the first, but he did concoct a system of techniques and got the word out. His core concepts still...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ray Jardine examines Cuben Fiber
March 14, 3:47pm

DIY mini panniers from a dog backpack
This is reposted from my blog at dalesjournal.wordpress.com I’ve been thinking about designs for small paniers to carry tools, spare tube and patch kit and my bike lock. I was getting my dog...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » DIY mini panniers.from a dog backpack
March 14, 3:12pm

Re: Hammock User Survey
I'm in WA. Keep in mind that here are just more people in the eastern US. Check out the population density stats at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_population_density. ...

In Hammocks » Hammock User Survey
March 14, 2:15pm

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