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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: New Zpacks hooded windshirt
I don't get these barely-breathable windshirts. You might as well your rain shell for use in camp. Given the 0.5cfm rating for this fabric, I think it is a poor choice for active use on the tra...

In GEAR » New Zpacks hooded windshirt
February 15, 12:43pm

Re: Re: Re: "Gear weight vs safety and preparedness"
Hey folks, He posted that he has brain damage and PTSD. I really don't need to know any more than that to understand his behavior. I can't see where anyone did anything out of the ordina...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 15, 12:31pm

Re: How do you organize your gear?
Stacks of labeled file boxes and an improvised closet rod in my basement. A rope wth loops and carabiners hangs my packs.

In GEAR » How do you organize your gear?
February 14, 1:00pm

Re: Re: The weight you you hope for versus the weight you take
A workaround is to just get on the bathroom scales with your pack and deduct your weight. The handheld airline scales don't impress me.

In GEAR » But the way you you hope for versus the weight you take
February 13, 2:24pm

Re: Show me your PNW June-Sept gear list
What is special about a PNW list? Wetness and no drying sunshine. Synthetic insulation, fleece, rain gear, redundant fire starters. In many places you can carry less water as there is too much of t...

In Gear Lists » Show me your PNW June-Sept gear list
February 13, 1:52pm

Re: Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 24
You did it! Your children learned so much about the world and themselves. Priceless!

In Editor's Roundtable » Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 24
February 13, 12:50pm

Re: The weight you you hope for versus the weight you take
Self honesty, really. Toys and redundancy are spreadsheet killers. I've done many trunk of the car tweaks at the trailhead. Looking up the steep start of a trail and feeling the *reality* o...

In GEAR » But the way you you hope for versus the weight you take
February 13, 12:33pm

Re: Curious what you guys think of my on/off road bike
I like my hybridized mountain bike for a one bike does it all choice. I would be in the Surly camp starting over with a fistfull of cash.

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » New on-road to odd-road adventure bikes
February 13, 11:46am

Re: Firelighting Supplies
I'm a freak for fire supplies and this is too much for me. Matches, one lighter, fire steel and one type of tinder are plenty. I use a mini bic for daily stuff and keep the fire steel and...

In Gear Lists » Comfortable & Safe 3-Season UL Gear List
February 13, 11:31am

Re: Comfortable & Safe 3-Season UL Gear List
I didnt see any top insulation like a puffy or fleece.

In Gear Lists » Comfortable & Safe 3-Season UL Gear List
February 12, 11:07pm

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