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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: Gatewood cape or something else?
The Gatewood works for UL because it is dual purpose, knocking the weight of a rain shell off your spreadsheet (and pack cover too if you use one). It is a far better shelter than a poncho alone, w...

In GEAR » Gatewood cape or something else?
March 12, 12:13pm

SOLD: UL Kitchen: REI Ti Spork, SnowPeak Ti Bowl, Sea to Summit Delta Mug
Sold to Colin: cleaning out the duplicates in my gear locker. Sold as a lot only. $25 including US shipping and PayPal fees. REI titanium spork, 0.55oz (15.7g), 6.5" (16.5cm) long. ...

In Gear Swap » FS: UL Kitchen: REI Ti Spork, SnowPeak Ti Bowl, Sea to Summit Delta Mug
March 11, 3:12pm

Re: Rainy weather - hammock or tent preference?
I like a hammock in rainy weather. Your tarp will be tied off to trees, so no fears of poles falling over in the wind and you always have a nice taut pitch. Of course, mud and running water are moo...

In Hammocks » Rainy weather - hammock or tent preference?
March 10, 12:51pm

Re: hot dogs
Hot dogs are already cooked. Sausages vary, but most need some level of refrigeration. Dried/cured sausage is another species. I could see keeping a well wrapped steak on ice until the last min...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Taking fresh meats on hikes - how long does it last?
March 09, 2:57pm

Re: Showing an Afghan vet my UL gear today
"Any suggestions other than getting him to sign up to REI AND BPL?" That pairing sounds conflicted ;) I seems you have sowed the seeds by showing him some gear. +1 on a book if he&#...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Showing an Afghan vet my UL gear today
March 09, 2:41pm

PIF: Women's Large Nike Dri -Fit Long Sleeve Tee
Pay If forward: a Nike long sleeve Dri-Fit polyester tee. Women's large measuring 20.5' across the armpits, 26.5' back length, 33" from the center of the neck to the cuff and weigh...

In Gear Swap » PIF: Women's Large Nike Dri -Fit Long Sleeve Tee
March 08, 5:43pm

Re: How do I waterproofing a tent
IMHO, it's a loosing battle-- take it back. If the fly smells bad or the coating on the inside of the fly is sticky or cloudy, get rid of it. If not, it may be that the fly was never seam seal...

In Make Your Own Gear » How do I waterproofing a tent
March 08, 5:28pm

Re: Growing feet. At 40?
Yup. In my early 20's I wore 9's. Now at 60, it is 11's. Found a deal on 10.5 Keens yesterday and I was like one of Cinderella's stepsisters. THEY HAVE TO FIT!!!!

In GEAR » Growing feet. At 40?
March 07, 10:07am

Re: Spork vs spoon
My favorite is a ti folding spoon. It fits in a 450ml mug with an esbit wing stove. Chopsticks take care of many fork functions like long noodles and might even pass for tinder in a pinch. We still...

In GEAR » Spork vs spoon
March 07, 10:02am

Re: Vented drink tubing?
I tried the SmarTube and it is okay. It does allow you to use alternative bottles rather than bladders and leave the bottle in a side pocket rather than wrestling bladders in and out of your pack. ...

In GEAR » Vented drink tubing?
March 06, 4:55pm

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