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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: Bisphenol A, Plastic Bottles, Poisoning Ourselves Each Hike?
I think the issue is somewhat over done. It certainly misled sense to protect pregnant women and children from as many chemical contaminants as possible. Those with extreme allergies have certa...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bisphenol A, Plastic Bottles, Poisoning Ourselves Each Hike?
April 05, 9:10am

Re: Hmmm... now I'm more confused than ever
The plus side of straps: Straps work better at higher speed. This is very noticeable when cross country skiing and your arm motion is more exaggerated. It is less so when walking, but still an a...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to use your trekking pole strap
April 03, 12:20pm

Re: rain shell
When you need a rain shell, you need a rain shell. I don't see any seasonal differences in hard shell rain protection. It is just a matter of weight, durability and budget. You have something l...

In GEAR » Advice for a hardshell for early spring and late fall.
April 03, 11:34am

Re: 13
Yup. Their new model is 8.9oz.

In Gear Deals » STP Sea to Summit ponchos
April 03, 10:28am

Re: Vintage ultralight
There was the book "Hiking Light" by Marlyn Doan published in 1982. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/83309/index.html?skip_to_post=720933#7209...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 03, 10:25am

STP Sea to Summit ponchos
STP has Sea to Summit ponchos for $44 with their latest coupon. http://www.sierratradingpost.com/sea-to-summit-ultra-sil-tarp-poncho~p~7381f/?filterString=camping-and-hiking~d~27%2F

In Gear Deals » STP Sea to Summit ponchos
April 03, 8:58am

Re: Re: 6.3g thermometer with -40f to 120f (-40c to 50c) range
Wow, 0.7g more. That's like one paper clip :) Nothing like a good find that you already own!

In GEAR » 6.3g thermometer with -40f to 120f (-40c to 50c) range
April 02, 5:45pm

Re: Great review
Good photos. Those top views really show the coverage. It's light, but I don't like the fly--- too little coverage on the foot end.

In Editor's Roundtable » REI Dash 2 (2-Person, Double Wall) Tent Review
April 02, 1:56pm

Re: Platypus big zip w/ sawyer mini inline - back flushing question
You mean blowing with your mouth? First of all, any water you get through the filter should be suitably clean for back flushing. That aside, Sawyers concern with back flushing is that weak flow ...

In User Test Forum » Platypus big zip w/ sawyer mini inline - back flushing question
April 02, 1:52pm

Re: Al pots
Oilcamp and Open Country still turn out cheap and light Al pots. I found this 1.5 liter no-name example that is 3.8oz plus 1oz for the lid.

In GEAR » Aluminum pot discoloration
April 02, 11:04am

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