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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: Shelter in the Pacific NW
Pitching in established campsites with compacted soil and low spots is an adventure with rain. You end up with very limited choices for pitching and getting a good orientation to the weather and fl...

In Philosophy & Technique » Shelter in the Pacific NW
October 20, 8:59am

Re: Pillow and Groundsheet
+1 on the MontBell pillow and Tyvek. Now, the pillow was designed to meld with a MontBell pad using toggles. You will chase it around the tent all night with a mummy bag-- the slick fabrics make...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pillow and Groundsheet
October 20, 12:10am

Re: What's your favorite backcountry camera?
- image quality (not necessarily based on mega pixels) - durability (i.e. shockproof) - weatherproof - optical zoom - video quality - other Pentax Optio W90 -Image quality is good for a ...

In GEAR » What's your favorite backcountry camera?
October 19, 11:29pm

Re: Trekking pole straps
Franco's link is excellent. I'm not really grasping the handles hard unless I am really pulling myself up a big step and I'm probably wrong there. This sort of strap technique is standa...

In GEAR » Trekking pole straps
October 19, 12:01am

Re: My thoughts on shells
Nice blog! +1 on wind shirts. I have an "original" GoLite windshirt that has pockets and a hood and is a heavyweight at 8 ounces, but it works great-- gotta have those pockets. I wear ...

In GEAR » My thoughts on shells
October 18, 11:35pm

Waterproof socks
How wet is the question I guess. I use waterproof/breathable mid-style boots for winter hiking--- with a big difference in weight. I agree that waterproof low tops don't work--- it's like l...

In GEAR » How to keep a small lady's foot warm, dry?
October 18, 7:59am

Re: All new gear kit for only $1000
MSRP???!!! The HORROR! I can do it used/recycled for under $200.

In GEAR » All new gear kit for only $1000
October 15, 9:38pm

Re: cottonballs with vasaline firestaters
You can actually overdo it (been there done that). You don't need to completely saturate the cotton, just get some worked into the outer layers. When in use, you can peel them open a bit and gi...

In GEAR » cottonballs with vasaline firestaters
October 15, 9:35pm

Fall clothing layer list
I've been fiddling with different layering schemes, trying to get a versatile, warm, and dry kit for the Western Cascades and Olympics for Fall weather. Emphasis on rain and temps to around fre...

In Gear Lists » Fall clothing layer list
October 15, 8:16pm

Re: Zing Standard Neoprene DSLR Camera Case **SOLD**

In Gear Swap » Zing Standard Neoprene DSLR Camera Case
October 15, 2:32pm

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