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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: Entry Level Kayak Info
Look for a kayaking organization in your area. Many provide training and you can do some group tours. River kayaking is quite different than sea kayaking and presents its own set of challenges and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Entry Level Kayak Info
August 03, 12:16pm

Re: Was UL a phase for you?
Not a phase, but I think it is very common for folk to become zealots and then back off a bit. Stuff like sleeping pads separate the SUL Spartans from the garden variety Epicureans :) UL is good, b...

In Philosophy & Technique » Was UL a phase for you?
August 02, 7:42pm

PIF CLAIMED: DriDucks Emergency Poncho
PIF claimed by Dan Goggins: I found an opened but unused DriDucks emergency poncho in my gear locker. It was opened and re-folded and stashed in a quart zip lock. 44" x 78" and 2.8oz. I&#...

In Gear Swap » PIF: DriDucks Emergency Poncho
August 02, 7:16pm

Re: Where to find 3 cup containers?
At 3 cups and wanting tough and surviving boiling water, a regular ol' Nalgene is starting to look pretty good.

In GEAR » Which makes better sense for solo?
August 02, 7:07pm

Re: Ultralight synthetic jacket
If you are using a windshirt too, consider a vest as a lightweight puffy option. You can play off the options of the same loft as a jacket while being lighter and more compact, or more loft at the ...

In GEAR » Ultralight synthetic jacket
August 02, 9:45am

Re: How to use sun hoody in a layering system
I would use it like a mid layer. If you are hiking in weather hot enough to want a sun hoody, it seems you could just take the hoody for your mid layer (wild assumption).

In GEAR » How to use sun hoody in a layering system
August 02, 8:28am

Re: binoculars vs telescopes
My boating example was the most extreme that came to mind. Binocular vision is the norm and allows quicker perception of unknown objects and moving objects like wildlife. The wide field of view all...

In GEAR » Backpacking binoculars
August 02, 7:56am

Re: Lightweight, Long Sleeved Shirt Needed
A plain lightweight polyester dress shirt can equal many expensive button down hiking or travel shirts with a hefty price tag. Once you get past the flapped pockets and other outdoorsy features, th...

In GEAR » Lightweight, Long Sleeved Shirt Needed
July 31, 7:25am

Re: Backpacking binoculars
We have been using Nikon Travelite series binoculars since the 1980's. I think they are up to series VI now and they are in the 9oz range. My old 7x20 Travelite II glasses are 7.8oz You can...

In GEAR » Backpacking binoculars
July 30, 1:23pm

PIF CLAIMED : Sierra Designs Rain Pants, Men's XL, Blue
Pay it Forward claimed by Farney 43: a clean pair of Sierra Designs rain pants. Men's XL size, measuring 17.5" across the elastic waist when relaxed, 24" when stretched tight, 33"...

In Gear Swap » PIF: Sierra Designs Rain Pants, Men's XL, Blue
July 30, 12:11pm

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