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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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All Forum Posts by Dale Wambaugh

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Re: Re: Re: Vivobarefoot Ultra II...weight please
"Only problem is mine weigh 14.16 oz for the pair! I'm pretty bummed about this since Dale reported his Ultras (minus sock and tongue) were only 4oz in size 45. The tongue is easily remove...

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 22, 11:44pm

Re: Re: update: not heat resistant enough
"...looks like melted vinyl to me..." +1 on that. Silicone kind of "bakes". I vote for a bandana. It is {{{{{hot}}}}} right there. Regarding installing the tubing, a bike ...

In GEAR » Silicone Tubing for Pot handles
June 22, 10:37pm

Re: Pack Lids as fanny packs
Given the size of the lid, I would make a shoulder strap for it and just wear it cross-body like a messenger bag/haversack. In fact, I would rather wear a small shoulder bag than a small pack. ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Pack Lids as fanny packs
June 22, 2:13pm

Re: poles and hubs and plastic fittings, OH MY!
Those skinny little aluminum poles, hubs and plastic parts are the weak points and hard to replace or repair in town, let alone 20 miles in. If you lose or break a straight pole, Mother Nature has ...

In GEAR » Shelter/Tarp vs. Free Standing Tent: HMG Echo / Yama Cirriform vs. Big Agnes Flycreek UL
June 22, 1:58pm

The myth of free standing tents.
The idea of free standing tents--- that they will be useable without stakes--- is a myth. Most of the Big Agnes UL double wall tents need 10-12 stakes to be fully functional and weatherly. All the ...

In GEAR » Shelter/Tarp vs. Free Standing Tent: HMG Echo / Yama Cirriform vs. Big Agnes Flycreek UL
June 22, 12:29pm

Re: Tried Vivos and Hattoris ... verdict
Thanks, Gregory. Your feedback is valuable. Most mountain streams in the PNW are too cold and fast for algae buildup. We're talking glacier or high snow pack runoff. It is more a game of wed...

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 21, 7:05pm

Re: Re: Crocs Swiftwater
Do you know the actual weight?

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 21, 10:44am

Re: REI Flash 45
They have the green ones on sale for $70 :) I think they are perfectly useable packs and a good bargain. They are hardly over-s...

In GEAR » REI Flash 45
June 21, 8:32am

Re: This is why I prefer BPL to GearJunkie
The thought that came to mind is that the Creator looks after fools and little children. Like any tool that tries to be too much, this fails.

In On the Web » This is why I prefer BPL to GearJunkie
June 20, 8:10am

Re: vivo shoes
"There was one reference to using these as hiking shoes. Can any owners confirm if the traction is decent enough esp for granite and wet conditions? Is it durable enough for "shorter"...

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 20, 8:01am

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