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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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StateWashington
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Re: Platypus big zip w/ sawyer mini inline - back flushing question
You mean blowing with your mouth? First of all, any water you get through the filter should be suitably clean for back flushing. That aside, Sawyers concern with back flushing is that weak flow ...

In User Test Forum » Platypus big zip w/ sawyer mini inline - back flushing question
April 02, 1:52pm

Re: Al pots
Oilcamp and Open Country still turn out cheap and light Al pots. I found this 1.5 liter no-name example that is 3.8oz plus 1oz for the lid.

In GEAR » Aluminum pot discoloration
April 02, 11:04am

Re: It's a reaction with dishwasher detergent.
Yup. I've ruined a good hard anodized kitchen skillet with dishwasher detergent. The stuff is heavily alkaline. A green scrubby sponge usually does the trick on the tough stuff. As to abras...

In GEAR » Aluminum pot discoloration
April 02, 12:04am

Re: Re: How to use your trekking pole strap
I use the straps as Franco showed, but I do grip the handle fully--- not tight at all, but with my fingers around it. It's the same technique used in cross country skiing. That allows my we...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to use your trekking pole strap
April 01, 11:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: 6.3g thermometer with -40f to 120f (-40c to 50c) range
I just got it, so I'm testing as I go. I was trained as a photo technician and have quite a bit of experience with lab thermometers. I had a Kodak Color Process thermometer that was about ...

In GEAR » 6.3g thermometer with -40f to 120f (-40c to 50c) range
April 01, 11:41pm

Re: Re: 6.3g thermometer with -40f to 120f (-40c to 50c) range
"Exposed glass tube? ie, breakable" I should have mentioned that it is in a clear plastic tube. I wouldn't fear it hanging from my pack. No batteries!

In GEAR » 6.3g thermometer with -40f to 120f (-40c to 50c) range
April 01, 7:25pm

6.3g thermometer with -40f to 120f (-40c to 50c) range
I visited a restaurant supply store and found a Cooper-Atkins #330 thermometer for $3. It has a range of -40f to 120f (-40c to 50c) and weighs 6.3g. Advertised accuracy is ±2F°/±1C°. Overall le...

In GEAR » 6.3g thermometer with -40f to 120f (-40c to 50c) range
April 01, 5:43pm

Re: 5oz Tyvek Casual Shoes (No, they don't look terrible...)
Nike once made road racing shoes from Tyvek, called the Mayfly: http://voices.yahoo.com/nike-mayfly-road-racing-shoe-316306.html

In GEAR » 5oz Tyvek Casual Shoes (No, they don't look terrible...)
March 31, 7:03pm

Re: heavy fleece
It is heavy. Nice for cold wet weather though and tough. Look for the military ECWCS Gen III Level 3 fleece. Same stuff for much less. Now that I think about it, the Level 3 fleece is thermal pr...

In GEAR » REI Polartec Thermal Pro Weight & Warmth
March 31, 5:04pm

Re: Socks with sandals
That is a PNW standard since Tevas arrived. A local insurance company has a parody on the subject. http://www.werealotlikeyou.com/mobile/default.aspx?id=104

In Philosophy & Technique » Sandals: How to protect your feet against mosquitoes and ticks
March 31, 2:32pm

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