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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
CountryUSA
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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

Re: Gatewood cape on Colorado trail
About the same as a poncho for wind, but it is a cape and has hand holes rather than open sides. +1 on a cord belt for taming. As a shelter, it is as stable as any other single wall/single pole...

In GEAR » Gatewood cape on Colorado trail
March 31, 10:55am

Sold: Used Montane Windshirt, Small
Sold to Zach: a used Montane windshirt in excellent condition showing only light use. Men's small size, measuring 23" across the armpits, 26" from the base of the collar to the tail (...

In Gear Swap » FS: Used Montane Windshirt, Small
March 31, 10:18am

Re: What Do You Do with Almost-Empty Fuel Canisters?
Car camping cooking and lantern.

In Philosophy & Technique » What Do You Do with Almost-Empty Fuel Canisters?
March 30, 10:18pm

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