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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 :)
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Re: Cost per oz of weight saved
I asked this question years ago. I think it helps as a buying strategy. Another analysis would be to identify all the small inexpensive items that can be replaced first. I found it more cost effect...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cost per oz of weight saved
May 22, 8:16am

Re: Pakistani Man Collects 25 Million Reward.
I hear he was also instrumental in providing the information about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. He gets around :)

In Chaff » Bin laden dead
May 21, 6:04pm

Re: Advice on choosing a hiking shirt?
Ex Officio Air Strip Lite is my favorite. The original Air Strip is probably better for bushwacking. The REI Sahara is another to look at. If you really perspire heavily, a silk weight wicking ...

In GEAR » Advice on choosing a hiking shirt?
May 20, 9:18pm

Re: Re: Simmer with a Cone
Genius! Well done, so to speak :)

In GEAR » Cook System Questions
May 20, 6:20am

Re: Cook System Questions
The Caldera Cone is a coordinated system of burner, pot stand/windscreen and pot. It is the best alcohol fueled system I have used. Ti pots are thin, so you get hot spots, contributing to food ...

In GEAR » Cook System Questions
May 19, 10:23pm

Re: What could be better than free?
Gave a fella a free wooden boat years ago. Cost him thousands ;)

In Gear Deals » What could be better than free?
May 19, 9:31pm

Re: What about a fleece vest?
My Marmot Power Stretch vest is 7.9oz in XL. Vests are a bit lighter, but zippers and pockets add up. A fleece pull-over vest might work. I've never seen one. You could take a Lands End lon...

In GEAR » Lightest fleece top?
May 19, 8:56pm

Re: Newbie needs Clothing Advice
Fleece is considered heavy for "true" UL use and it is bulky when packed. As a PNW resident, I like the stuff for cold rainy weather. Standing around the fire with a fleece on a damp even...

In GEAR » Newbie needs Clothing Advice
May 18, 9:34pm

Re: Lightest fleece top?
There's more to it than the weight. Weight, loft, breathability, and wicking count. I would be wearing wicking base layers before a light fleece. I have owned some light fleece tops that we...

In GEAR » Lightest fleece top?
May 18, 8:22pm

Re: Re: friendly reminder
Or Paul is giving Ben a dose of his own medicine {{{{{{{{{snort}}}}}}}}}. And I could care less too. If someone needs one and Ben wants to sell it, so much the better for all concerned. It is re...

In Gear Swap » FS - New First Need Purifier
May 18, 8:12pm

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