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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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SOLD: Gregory Reactor day pack PRICE DROP
Sold Now $32 including US shipping and PayPal fees.

In Gear Swap » FS: Gregory Reactor day pack
April 13, 10:12am

SOLD: Military ECWCS Gen III L2 Power Dry Gridded Fleece (like R1) Top, Medium/Regular (fits like civilian large) PRICE DROP
SOLD Now $22 including U.S. shipping and PayPal fees.

In Gear Swap » FS: Military ECWCS Gen III L2 Power Dry Gridded Fleece (like R1) Top, Medium/Regular (fits like civilian large)
April 13, 10:08am

Re: Which material to drape over sil/cuben shelter for shade in hot sunny weather?
AMK Heatsheet blankets are polyethylene and hold up better than Mylar and the material would be easier to tie lines onto. For rest stops, and umbrella is handy, but falls out of the SUL categor...

In GEAR » Which material to drape over sil/cuben shelter for shade in hot sunny weather?
April 12, 6:09pm

Re: Scales for weighing gear
I use an AWS Postal scale. It handles up to 55lbs in 0.1oz increments, shifts to metric, has tare and hold reading functions and runs on AA batteries. The platform is an acceptable size and can be ...

In GEAR » Scales for weighing gear
April 12, 12:27pm

Re: Lands End mittens
The Lands End mittens are good quality, but 100w fleece wont last long with poles. They might be okay with a shell. They are light and a bargain at $5.

In GEAR » does anyone make 100 weight mittens?
April 12, 9:33am

Re: Re: priice
The pack was at the Second Ascent store, which is one of just two independent/privately owned hiking supply stores in the entire city of Seattle--- Pro Mountain Sports being the other. I didnt ment...

In GEAR » Exped Summit Lite 25 Backpack: Golite Ion Replacement?
April 12, 9:20am

Re: mylar for tarp
If the mylar has the slightest nick, it will tear on the dotted line. A space blanket can be used to waterproof a brush shelter, but that is a make-do emergency improvisation rather than a delibera...

In Make Your Own Gear » mylar for tarp
April 11, 8:40pm

Re: re: Open-Ended Solo Trip in Washington State
There are a bunch of historical-oriented hikers in Washington. Check out the forums at nwhikers.net. The Mountaineers have a number of historical books on Stevens Pass (SR2) and Snoqualmie Pass (I-...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Open-Ended Solo Trip in Washington State
April 10, 3:11pm

Re: Re: Peak UL / Komperdell poles
I put the end of the tip in a vise, apply heat and twist/pull the shaft out. It usually isn't too difficult.

In GEAR » Peak UL / Komperdell poles
April 10, 2:59pm

Re: Re: A second act?
"Would Ray Jardine play the old timer, never-say-die head coach?" Clint Eastwood would be great. He could talk to his tarp......

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GoLite news
April 09, 9:27pm

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